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CBS Captures Unprecedented Bravery and Hope of Montefiore’s Heroes on the Frontlines of COVID-19

CBS Captures Unprecedented Bravery and Hope of Montefiore’s Heroes on the Frontlines of COVID-19

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Montefiore Pediatric Cardiologist Talks to NBC New York About Rare Pediatric Syndrome and COVID-19

Montefiore Pediatric Cardiologist Talks to NBC New York About Rare Pediatric Syndrome and COVID-19

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Music Therapy Helping to Heal Patients & Staff at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Music Therapy Helping to Heal Patients & Staff at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

In the midst of a pandemic that has paralyzed the world, a CBS News team spent 7 days on the frontline at Montefiore-Einstein capturing the bravery and hope of our healthcare heroes who have been courageously fighting COVID-19.

Dr. Nadine Choueiter of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore speaks to NBC New York about rare cases of Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) related to COVID-19 and the importance of identifying symptoms so it can be treated.

Music therapy is helping to heal patients and staff at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore during COVID-19. Annalissa Vicencio, MA, MT-BC, Music Therapist, uses music to bring wellness and enhance the lives of patients, their families and her colleagues as well.

The Department of Pediatrics at Montefiore-Einstein conducted the largest single-center U.S. study researching how children are affected by COVID-19. While most children infected with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, a small number experience a severe response.

Dr. Philip O. Ozuah, CEO of Montefiore Medicine, spoke to MSNBC’s Morning Joe about testing, clinical trials, and the heroic fight, praising the courageous frontline workers at Montefiore.

Montefiore-Einstein's Dr. Barry Zingman, Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein joined JakeTapper on CNN to share early findings on the remdesivir trial he's leading.

New York Times' Nicholas Kristof tells the compelling story of Montefiore's ER Doctor Andres Maldonado who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and brought to the ICU after treating patients on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Researchers at Montefiore-Einstein conducted the largest study so far to assess outcomes for patients with cancer who have also been infected with #COVID19. The study, published in the online edition of Cancer Discovery, provides guidance on how to help protect this vulnerable patient population.

Can blood taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19 treat the virus? Montefiore-Einstein is teaming up with NYU Langone to study how COVID-19 survivors can aid current COVID-19 patients. Convalescent plasma may be the answer.

Montefiore-Einstein, one of the locations participating in the remdesivir clinical trial, has enrolled 91 patients in the study to test its effectiveness in treating #COVID19. Dr. Barry Zingman, Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine, discusses promising early findings of remdesivir trial with NBC.

Doctors from Montefiore Health System applied for an emergency grant to purchase essential items such as diapers, wipes and formula for patient care packages. News 12 The Bronx highlights our #Monteheroes' efforts to get critical items directly to mothers and their babies in need amid the #COVID19 crisis.

Nicholas Kristof of the NYT tells the story of COVID-19 through the lens of humanity, as told to him by Montefiore heroes. He reports from the frontline on the stark reality of suffering, while showing the compassion, courage and heroism that brings light to this unprecedented time.

Why do men infected by COVID-19 generally show more severe symptoms and why are they are more likely than women to die from the virus? Researchers at Montefiore-Einstein showed for the first time that men clear the virus from their bodies slower than women. The explanation: a potential male-only “reservoir” for coronavirus.

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Chief of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine at Montefiore Health System, speaks to CNN about a new clinical trial to treat individuals infected with COVID-19.

Montefiore heroes read aloud an inspirational letter from their boss Dr. Scott Melvin, Vice Chair of Clinical Surgery. Filled with words of wisdom and hope, this motivational rally is defined by perseverance and bravery, during a moment in time we'll never forget.

In an exclusive interview, Dr. Theresa Madaline, takes CNN inside Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. Dr. Madaline discusses the severity and impact of COVID-19, as well as how they will prepare for what's to come.

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