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Ezra & Kim Kittay

A Weill Cornell Pediatrician Thinks Outside the Box, Follows the Clues and Diagnoses a 12-Year-Old Boy in the Nick of Time

In August 2020, Kim Kittay and her three sons were visiting friends in the Hamptons for the weekend. On Saturday night, her youngest son, Ezra, wasn’t feeling well. Then, on Sunday morning he seemed fine and spent the day at the beach, but after dinner that evening, he vomited. Kim, her friends and Ezra himself were concerned that it was COVID-19.

female neurologist is showing a male patient something on a synthetic brain

Podcast: Multidisciplinary Care for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

In this episode of Back to Health, Dr. Jai S. Perumal discusses what patients should know about multidisciplinary care for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Monkeypox new disease dangerous over the world.

Monkeypox: What We Know So Far

By late July, the World Health Organization (WHO) had documented cases of monkeypox in nearly 80 countries and territories. The virus has been spreading so rapidly that the WHO designated it a global health emergency, one that demands a coordinated international response.

kidney cross-section

Podcast: Breaking Down Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is among the ten most common forms of cancer with about 79,000 new cases annually.

baby newborn son, sleeping with his mother being held,

Podcast: Newborn Baby Skin Care

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Dr. Nikhil Menon discusses what parents should know about taking care of their baby's skin.

World Hepatitis Day

Infographic: World Hepatitis Day

July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day. Across the world, 350 million people have viral hepatitis.

Woman Applying Sun Cream on Tanned Shoulder In Form Of The Sun.

Infographic: UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month. While sunshine is essential for your body to process vitamin D, ultraviolet (UV) radiation can quickly damage your skin, no matter your skin tone.

A pregnant woman during a routine check up with her doctor.

Podcast: Preeclampsia

In this episode of Back to Health, Georges Sylvestre, M.D. discusses what patients should know about preeclampsia.

 She is safe in her mothers arms. Portrait of a baby girl who has a cleft palate looking over the shoulder of her mother.

Infographic: Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

July is Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Around 7,000 babies a year are born in the U.S. with a cleft lip or palate. That’s 1 in every 600 babies.

Ashley Brissette & Anne McDermott

After a Liver Transplant, a Recovering Patient Needed Just One More, Very Different Procedure

Anne McDermott, a 53-year-old who lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut and hails originally from Pittsburgh, received a new liver at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in the fall of 2021. The surgery went extremely well, but transplant patients typically require fairly long hospital stays, and McDermott was no exception.