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Podcast: COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer

How do COVID-19 vaccines work and are they safe for cancer patients? Listen to the recent episode of CancerCast for what to know about the latest updates in COVID-19 prevention and treatment.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Pregnant People

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)—the professional membership organization for obstetrician–gynecologists—has developed initial guidance for COVID-19 vaccine use for pregnant and lactating patients. Laura E. Riley, MD, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Given Foundation Professor in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, helped draft the evolving recommendations.

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How To Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Weill Cornell Medicine, in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, is preparing to vaccinate our eligible patients against COVID-19, as the State of New York recently approved vaccinations to more population groups. The following step-by-step guide is for existing eligible WCM patients for scheduling their vaccine appointments.

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Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Phase 1B

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that New York State will begin Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution process. Eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many New Yorkers ask questions about their eligibility.

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Podcast: The Innovative Center for Nutrition and Gastroenterology (ICHANGE)

As the only program of its kind in New York City, Sonal Kumar M.D., MPH and Carolyn Newberry M.D. discuss the coordinated care methods to treating gastrointestinal issues and weight loss at The Innovative Center for Nutrition and Gastroenterology (ICHANGE).

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Understanding the Approach to Integrative Health

As it is practiced at The Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program at NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, integrative health doesn’t happen instead of diagnostic studies and tests. It is an adjunct to what is considered the “typical” Western medical approach. Care is centered on evidence-based approaches, and making them available all in one place so patients can reach them sooner.

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Obesity & COVID-19

“An important finding is that obesity is a risk factor for worse outcomes in COVID-19 patients,” says Louis Aronne, MD, Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research and professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. “Patients with obesity are more likely to end up in the intensive care unit, more likely to be intubated, and more likely to die.”

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David Cartwright's Kidney Transplant Journey Through COVID-19

David Cartwright’s eight-year journey to his kidney transplant caused him to require dialysis, the process by which waste, salt and extra water are removed from the body by machine, since the kidneys can no longer perform this function. But this timing landed David in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Podcast: The Importance of Childhood Vaccines

David Laufgraben, M.D. discusses the importance of childhood vaccines. In this time of COVID-19, your child’s vaccinations are more important than ever. He discusses the immunization schedule used to ensure that your child receives all their necessary vaccines, as well as the common immunization myths and misconceptions.

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Continuing Care For Breast Cancer Survivors

Women with a history of breast cancer are living longer--and better. In the United States alone, there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors. When Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital looked at the trend--and its own care resources—they asked what the medical community is doing to support those longtime survivors. The answer? Establishing the Iris Cantor Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, which offers medical care, education, and support to survivors.