Patient Care Blog

Jennifer Dipiton Alcantara and China

After God, I Trust the Doctor: A Moyamoya Story

Jennifer Dipiton Alcantara was only 10 years old when she started feeling strange. Her left side felt vaguely numb, with very little strength and a bit of a “twitchy” feeling. It came on gradually, until one day she fell on her way to school. Suddenly her mom, China, realized that something was really wrong with her little girl.

Caucasian woman support her daughter with eating disorders

Addressing and Preventing Eating Disorders

Developing an eating disorder can happen to anyone. Recognizing the signs and getting prompt treatment can help people quickly recover from an eating disorder.

Pained man suffering from health issues and urinary incontinence

Urinary Incontinence in Men

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leaking of urine. The condition can be embarrassing and distressing. As men aren’t always quick to seek medical care, they may tend to ignore incontinence and hope it will simply go away on its own.

Obese Man with Doctor in White Coat in Gray Room.

Infographic: Understanding Weight Loss Medications at a Glance

Originally created to treat Type 2 diabetes, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are everywhere. But there are some considerations to keep in mind before turning to weight loss drugs such as Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound.

Less Invasive Early Lung Cancer Study Receives Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award FEBRUARY 22, 2024

Dr. Nasser Altorki. Credit: Tiffany Walling/Getty Images for WCM. A Weill Cornell Medicine-led research team has been awarded a 2024 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum in recognition of an influential 2023 New England Journal of Medicine study on early-stage lung cancer resection.

An injured soccer player seeks medical attention in an emergency room

Recognizing and Responding to Concussions: A Caregiver’s Guide

Learn how concussions happen, how to spot the signs and symptoms, and what to do as a caregiver to help keep your loved ones healthy and safe.

Senior couple on cycle ride in countryside

Infographic: How African Americans Can Reduce Health Risks

If you’re Black, you may experience health disparities or higher rates of disease than white people or other minority groups in the U.S.

teenagers taking selfie while walking in summer park

Protecting Your Teen’s Mental Health in the Age of Social Media

Parents are increasingly concerned about their children’s digital lives, but how can they help them find a healthy balance?

Young man warming his lower back with hot water bottle on sofa at home

Podcast: Cold Weather and Body Aches

In this episode of Back ot Health, Dr. Philip Petrou discusses what patients should know about body aches during the cold season.

Laila, her husband, and her son, Luke in present day

Fighting Cancer While Pregnant: From Perseverance to Parenthood

After Laila Hardy-Johnson found out she was pregnant, she did not expect to receive an accompanying diagnosis of leukemia. Though the news came as a shock, Laila had already faced this disease once before, nearly a decade earlier.