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Keep It Up The Book

Written by on October 8, 2013.

Dr. Comite’s book is now now available!
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Latest interview with Pat Farnack

Written by on May 26, 2015.
Dr. Comite’s conversation this week with Pat Farnack on CBS Health and WellBeing News Radio 880 AM  was all about the data.  Turns out that the right data, at the right time, examined by proactive medical experts who know what to look for, is never too much data.  It is, in fact, the future as we see it now.

Hot Topic: The Human Microbiome – Latest interview with Pat Farnack

Written by on February 25, 2015.

Did you know that our bodies contain over ten times more microbial cells than human cells? Dr. Comite’s most recent interview with Pat Farnack on CBS Health and WellBeing News Radio 880 AM online and on aired on February 24. She discussed the mysterious world of the microbiota that live inside of us  –  known as the human microbiome –  and how this connects to Precision Medicine.

Genetic Testing & Patient Privacy

Written by on February 18, 2015.

One of the biggest concerns about a medical field that implicates big health data is patient privacy. Tune in to Dr. Comite’s podcast on Healthcare Info Security, where she discusses these digital advances and the best ways to safeguard patients’ most sensitive medical data.

“Moonshot Medicine”? Not so fast…

Written by on February 8, 2015.

Debate has already commenced as to what, exactly, Precision Medicine will deliver. Some are focusing almost exclusively on the genomic aspect of this field to the exclusion of, for example, the lifestyle and family history factors that make up the unique totality of each human being.
Dr. Comite’s New York Times Letter to the Editor offers a glimpse of her vision of a field dedicated to the proposition that your health span can equal your life span.

The promise of precision medicine: Care for the whole person

Written by on February 2, 2015.

Dr. Comite’s deeply personalized approach to patient care was featured in Becker’s Hospital Review where she envisions a 180-degree flip from a disease-centric healthcare system to one that is fiercely health-centric.  She describes the promise of Precision Medicine: highly individualized medical intervention to optimize health, borne out of knowledge gleaned from genomic, metabolic, environmental, family background, lifestyle and other personal factors.

The Future of Medicine, Today

Written by on December 10, 2014.

This fascinating New York Times article describes how modern medicine determines “standard of care” as defined by evidence, which overlooks individual variation. There is no “1 size fits all,” yet conventional medicine still operates as though we are all alike. Dr. Comite initiated the practice of personalized Precision Medicine over 20 years ago, recognizing that not even identical twins are exactly the same. She believes strongly that our health span should keep up with longevity. To achieve this goal, it is vital to analyze individuals by incorporating many factors, from lifestyle to genomics, to direct our health destiny. This article calls for a change within healthcare. We absolutely agree – a personalized, precision approach is the future of medicine.

The Business of Medicine

Written by on December 1, 2014.

Both patients and physicians are feeling the effects of a rapidly changing healthcare system. Small business owners, physicians, lawyers, and many entities must look out for the welfare of their employees. See Dr. Comite’s comments in Medical Economics regarding the top challenges doctors will face in the new year with the rising cost of employee healthcare coverage.

The ComiteMD Definition

Written by on November 28, 2014.

ComiteMD defines Precision Medicine as a multi-faceted analysis of each unique human being, using personalized, preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic measures. A person is assessed as a total sum of his or her molecular, genetic, metabolic, and behavioral characteristics. We utilize technology in genomics, proteinomics, and metabolomics to investigate each unique individual at the cellular level.
Read this piece in Life Science Leader magazine for a further look into the future of personalized Precision Medicine.

Can too much sitting shed years off your life?

Written by on November 22, 2014.

On Fox News’ A Healthy You & Carol Alt, Dr. Comite explained how being sedentary, for even 2 hours at a stretch, can wreak havoc on your health. During that segment, ComiteMD Exercise Physiologist Steven Villagomez demonstrated simple, effective movements you can do intermittently throughout the day to help re-energize your body and recharge your mind.

Prevention Magazine

Written by on November 14, 2014.

The December issue of Prevention Magazine  includes a 6 page feature highlighting the personal story of Judith Newman and the health journey she underwent at ComiteMD.

The Art of Active Sitting

Written by on November 11, 2014.

We are serious about avoiding the sedentary life! Tune in to Dr. Comite’s latest interview with Pat Farnack on CBS’ Health and Wellbeing Report on ways to stay active during the workday. Small tweaks can make a huge difference for your body and mind, while keeping you energized.

Pat Farnack – Latest Interview

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Be sure to listen to Dr. Comite’s latest chat with Pat Farnack about “The Patient of the Future,” which aired on CBS Health and Well Being Report this month.

Metabolism: Weight Game Wild Card – Cooking Light Magazine

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Dr. Comite is currently featured in the October issue of Cooking Light magazine.  The article, titled “Metabolism: Weight Game Wild Card – Can you really “boost” it, or do you have to just work with what you’re dealt?” featured an overview of how the metabolism works and ways to regulate weight loss.  Dr. Comite is quoted throughout the article discussing how metabolism is different for everyone and factors like age, hormones, and genetics all play a part in regulation.

NBC News 4 New York Appearance

Written by on July 12, 2014.

Dr. Comite was recently a guest on NBC News 4 New York. She was interviewed about the health hazards of being sedentary – this segment may propel you out of your chair for a walk now!

Newsweek Article

Written by on July 11, 2014.

Dr. Comite wrote a thought-provoking piece for Newsweek on Alex Rodriguez’s alleged use of testosterone and hCG, and raised the question of medically justified hormonal optimization. Stay tuned for more articles on the way.

CNBC Appearance

Written by on June 11, 2014.

Dr. Comite was recently featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell with David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and Azul Airlines, and a ComiteMD client. Brent, Sarah and Kristin went down to the New York Stock Exchange to watch Dr. Comite discuss the power of Precision Medicine and genetically driven healthcare during the live segment.

Dr. Comite quoted in Rodale health and wellness news article

Written by on January 6, 2014.

In a Rodale News article entitled “Attention Men: 5 Ways Your Home is Secretly Turning You Into a Woman” Dr. Florence Comite is quoted as stating how testosterone begins to drop in males starting in their 30’s. The article explains that ‘chemicals called xenoestrogens indirectly provoke the production of or imitate the female hormone estrogen in the body.’

Dr. Comite’s book Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life is mentioned and the article covers tips of what to look for in the home that might be robbing you of your testosterone.

Read the full article.

Dr. Comite shares perspective about Andrology in a recent article.

Written by on November 16, 2013.
Dr. Comite on Andrology in recent article.

An except of an article from the Atlantic features perspective from Dr. Comite… “But the medical community doesn’t spend much time or energy training doctors to talk about or treat male infertility. It’s just like contraception, says Dr. Florence Comite, a reproductive endocrinologist, who spent 25 years as a professor at Yale School of Medicine, and is the author of Keep It Up, a book for men about andropause, or what’s known as male menopause. There are a lot of options for women, but male fertility treatments are much more limited.

No surprise, she says, given the historical context of medical education, which has always focused on the reproductive system for female health. Training for male health, on the other hand, has always focused on well-known things like heart disease and prostate cancer. As Comite points out, most medical schools don’t have a department of andrology, while they often have departments of endocrinology.”

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This article from Buzzfeed discusses Metabolism myths, featuring both Dr. Comite and Exercise Physiologist Tim Coyle.

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