NY Orthopedics in the News

The physicians at NY Orthopedics are often called upon to give their expert opinions on orthopedics and sports medicine events and matters in the news.  Below you will find a list of news stories and announcements related to our practice.

 


November 2017| Run Your Way to a Healthy Mind

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing how running can release natural ‘’feel good’’ molecules in the brain, which can help people suffering from depression or anxiety.

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November 2017| NJ Gets Tough on Opioids

Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 News discussing Opioid regulations.

Dr. Stephen Nicholas.

October 2017| Las Vegas Emergency Response 

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News explaining how donating blood locally can help victims in Las Vegas and other areas affected by tragedy.

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August 2017| Not Properly Buckled Up

Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 News explaining the guidelines for children and car seats.

Dr. Stephen Nicholas on Fox 5 News

August 2017| Lime Disease Tick Test & Growing Mini Organs

Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 News discussing tick tests for Lime Disease and growing mini organs like livers and intestines for finding treatments for diseases.

Dr. Stephen Nicholas on Fox 5 News

May 2017| Creaky Knees Could Mean Arthritis Later On

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing the symptoms of arthritis and what makes some patients more vulnerable.

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May 2017| Is Knee Surgery Oversold?

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing a recent study that shows potential ways for changing the way we preserve knee and treat arthritis.

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May 2017| Teen dies after drinking three caffeinated drinks

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox News explaining how much caffeine is too much.

 


May 2017| Treating Brain Injury with Marijuana

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News explaininghow certain cannabinoids found in marijuana may protect against the damaging effects of a TBI.

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May 2017| Could An Aspirin a Day Ward Off Breast Cancer?

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing a new study that suggests that low-dose aspirin may protect women from the most common type of breast cancer.

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April 2017| Run For Your Life

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing the data along with the benefits of long-distance running.

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April 2017| Apple and the Future of Health Care

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing biometric monitoring and the future of medicine.

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March 2017| 4 Ways Young Men Are Wrecking Their Knees

Dr. Stephen Nicholas explains to MensHealth magazine how young men are wrecking their knees and how they can save them instead.

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March 2017| International Nutrition Secrets

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing diet secrets that are key to a long life.

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March 2017| Pitch Count Forum

Dr. Stephen Nicholas was included on a panel of experts discussing the pitch count regulations.


FEBRUARY 2017| Flu Shot Promising this Season

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing the efficacy of flu shots and how they are developed.

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NOVEMBER 2016| Sleeping Pill Concerns & Under 4o Stroke Risk

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing sleeping pill concerns and stroke risk for those under 40.

Dr. Mendez on Fox 5 News

NOVEMBER 2016| Elder Abuse & Blood Test Longevity Study

Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing the elderly and a recent study that predicts longevity.

Dr. Teo Mendez

NOVEMBER 2016| Lenox Hill Hospital Gives Its Sports Medicine Program a New Home

The Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), is now under the direction of Dr. Nicholas.

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NOVEMBER 2016|  Non-Prescription Pain Management

Dr. Mendez explains that when treating chronic pain conditions, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture and other complementary health approaches are good alternatives to prescription medications.

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NOVEMBER 2016 |ACL Reconstruction: Understanding advancements in femoral tunnel placement

Dr. Nicholas spoke at the Andrews Research & Education Foundation explaining ACL reconstruction.

Dr. Nicholas speaking at the Andrews Research & Education Foundation

NOVEMBER 2016 | NICHOLAS A. WESSLING, MD, JOINS MEDICAL TEAM AT NY ORTHOPEDICS

Dr. Wessling, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery, with a concentration in total ankle replacement, sports injuries of the foot and ankle and bunion correction, joins NY Orthopedics.

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SEPTEMBER 2016 | STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR ORTHOPEDIC TREATMENTS

Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on FOX 5 addressing how stem cells can be used to rebuild damaged joints.

 


SEPTEMBER 2016 | DO YOU NEED KNEE SURGERY?

Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 Health News explaining when exercise therapy could be a better option than knee surgery.

 


AUGUST 2016 | TESTING FOR CONCUSSION

Dr. Teo Mendez talks with Fox News about the computerized program that is designed to help evaluate a patient immediately after they have a head injury.

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JUNE 2016 | HOW WOMEN CAN AVOID ACL TEARS

Dr. Stephen Nicholas explains to Westchester Magazine why female athletes are susceptible to ACL tears and how they can prevent this major knee injury from happening.
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JUNE 2016 | CAN AN ELEVATION TRAINING MASK BOOST YOUR FITNESS?

Dr. Teo Mendez shares with Fox News how elevation training masks can strengthen inspiratory muscles and produce a slight increase in breathing efficiency.
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APRIL 2016 | HOW FLOATING NAKED MAY OFFER RELIEF FROM PAIN, STRESS

Dr. Teo Mendez addresses the potential benefits of flotation therapy, including aiding injury recovery and decreasing muscle soreness.
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FEBRUARY 2016 | SAME-DAY HIP REPLACEMENT

Dr. José Rodriguez addresses the advantages of direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery, which include less muscle injury and earlier recovery.
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DECEMBER 2015 | FLUSHING HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES DRS. ACKERMAN AND MENDEZ

Flushing Hospital Medical Center announces the addition of two orthopedic surgeons to its medical staff – Drs. George Ackerman and Teo Mendez of Manhattan-based NY Orthopedics.
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OCTOBER 2015 | NY ORTHOPEDICS PROVIDERS PRESENT AT 4TH ANNUAL JAMES A. NICHOLAS SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM CONFERENCE

Dr. Stephen Nicholas led this year’s annual conference addressing current approaches to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries with an emphasis on controversial topics. NY Orthopedics providers Dr. Steven Lee and Dr. Benjamin Bedford also presented at the program.
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SEPTEMBER 2015 | TEO MENDEZ, MD, JOINS MEDICAL TEAM AT NY ORTHOPEDICS

Dr. Mendez, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in operative and non-operative management of sports-related injuries and minimally invasive surgical procedures including hip arthroscopy, joins NY Orthopedics.
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MAY 2015 | SOFTBALL PITCHERS COULD FACE ARM INJURY DUE TO OVERUSE

Dr. Stephen Nicholas explains that poor technique is the number one cause of softball-related pitching injuries, with overuse coming in second.
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SEPTEMBER 2014 | GEORGE P. ACKERMAN, MD, JOINS MEDICAL TEAM AT NY ORTHOPEDICS

Dr. Ackerman, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery as well as the treatment of general orthopedic injuries and trauma, joins NY Orthopedics.
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SEPTEMBER 2014 | PHILIP P. ROSENTHAL IS APPOINTED CEO OF NY ORTHOPEDICS

Philip P. Rosenthal, a well-known healthcare executive, joins NY Orthopedics as Chief Executive Officer.
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MAY 2013 | YOUNG PITCHERS MAY BE THROWING A FUTURE AWAY

Dr. Stephen Nicholas addresses the growing number of young baseball players participating on multiple teams, which leaves them vulnerable to throwing injuries.
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APRIL 2013 | SURPRISE PATH TO BETTER SEX: HIP SURGERY

Dr. José Rodriguez addresses the new research which shows that beyond the improved mobility and pain relief, joint replacement surgery offers an unexpected bonus in the bedroom.
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Dr. Jose Rodriguez is no longer practicing at New York Orthopedics as of March 31, 2017. For a full list of our doctors, please visit this page.