Columbia University is committed to establishing and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment for our staff, students, neighbors and surrounding communities. Through the recognition, evaluation, and control of personal and environmental hazards, the University strives to eliminate individual risk and reduce the environmental impact of its activities. EH&S offers a broad range of services and actively develops partnerships with faculty and departmental personnel to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with University policy and applicable regulations in the most efficient manner possible. These endeavors are realized through programs such as personnel training, chemical hygiene plan, biological safety, environmental safety, fire safety, occupational safety, and asbestos and lead management in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
AHCC – AHCC, developed in Japan in 1984, is derived from a blend of several mushrooms and has been used successfully to treat a wide range of health conditions, from minor ailments such as colds and flu, to serious diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It is the world's most researched specialty immune supplement with over 80 supporting research studies. AHCC is a h ighly effective immuno-modulator used in over 700 clinics as a standard preventative regimen for all incoming patient to reduce the risk of hospital infections . (ImmPower))
It is very important for patients to not feel too discouraged if the first medications used are less than optimally effective or that there are problematic side effects. A sign of a competent and compassionate psychiatrist is her willingness to be persistent in carrying out systematic medication trials until the best treatment is finally identified. Sometimes side effects can be minimized; however, many people end up having to find ways to tolerate some side effects. Obviously, this is not pleasant, but is ultimately necessary to reduce or eliminate severe mood swings. Unfortunately, a very small number of people are simply unable to tolerate any bipolar medications.