Health e-News

This blog features news, events, student work and activities, faculty research, and more from NYIT’s School of Health Professions. Contact mhaar@nyit.edu for more information.

Alumni Profile: Snehal Tobkes

Profile | Nov 18, 2020

While opening her physical therapy clinic, Snehal Tobkes (B.S. ’00, D.P.T. ’04) was faced with Hurricane Sandy. During her expansion, COVID-19 forced her to shift gears. But she wouldn’t let either event get in the way of doing what she loves.


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Exercising with a Mask

Feature | Oct 27, 2020

In this illustrated series, NYIT School of Health Professions’ Alex Rothstein, MS., explains how wearing a mask might impact exercise.


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Op-ed: Staying Fit Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Feature | Oct 06, 2020

Until COVID-19, too many Americans viewed exercise as the ticket to a beach body, not as the first line of defense against deadly diseases, writes Alex Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for New York Tech’s Exercise Science, B.S. degree program, in an op-ed in Fortune.


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Community Conversations: Overall Health and Nutrition to Boost Immunity

Feature | Jul 29, 2020

The third event of the Students First: Community Conversations series, held Thursday, July 23, featured Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, clinical associate professor and chair of interdisciplinary health sciences in the School of Health Professions.


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Catching Up: Community Service Spirit Continues to Thrive During Crisis

Feature | Jul 13, 2020

An update on the many local efforts undertaken by New York Tech students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Symposium Goes Virtual to Address Parkinson’s Impact on Younger Women

Feature | Jun 30, 2020

The Young Women’s Patient Education Virtual Forum, an interdisciplinary symposium on May 28, attracted more than 70 people with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, and medical professionals to focus attention and spur research on the oft-overlooked segment of females diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in their 30s and 40s.


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Virtual Success: New York Tech Celebrates Its 59th Commencement

Feature | Jun 22, 2020

New York Tech’s 59th annual commencement enabled graduates, families, friends, faculty, and staff to tune in to a stream that included celebratory speeches, the conferral of degrees, and individual school and college ceremonies honoring each graduate and recognizing student awards and honors.
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Bringing Graduation to the Doorstep

Feature | Jun 18, 2020

Faculty and leaders of NYIT School of Health Professions’ Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences traversed Long Island and Queens to bring graduation to its seniors.


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Boosting Immunity Through Diet and Exercise

Feature | Jun 08, 2020

School of Health Professions experts explain how nutrition and physical fitness can impact immunity and well-being.


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Health Professions Students Share Research at Annual Aletheia Symposium

Feature | May 28, 2020

School of Health professions students and faculty gathered for a two-day Zoom conference to present their research at this year’s virtual Aletheia Symposium.


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