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Pride Month: Healthcare Self-Advocacy for LGBTQ Patients

As a lesbian, gay, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA+) patient, you have, at some point, probably had trouble accessing health care. Experiences of stigma or discrimination may have prevented you from seeking medical treatment.

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Tierra’s First Major Medical Event: Scarless Thyroid Surgery

While adjusting to life in New York City during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tierra was alarmed to discover a protrusion in the left side of her neck.

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Give Yourself Time to Ease Back Into Fitness

“As we emerge from the past year, recognize that you may not be the same person you were physically, mentally, or spiritually,” Dr. Siddiqi says. “Be kind to yourself.”

Healthy Weight Management During COVID-19

Infographic: Healthy Weight Management During COVID-19

Worried that you may have overindulged in comfort foods during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone. If having an extra helping or two of your favorite foods has caught up to your waistline during the pandemic, there are creative ways to get your health back on track.

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Staying on Top of Your Health During Men's Health Month

Did you know that men are more likely than women to have chronic diseases but less likely to see a doctor for checkups or preventive care?

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Podcast: Prevention, Treatment, and Testing for HIV/AIDS

Benjamin Scallon M.D and Gregory McWilliams M.D discuss the latest on HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, and prevention.

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Give Blood on World Blood Donor Day 2021

The nation’s blood supply, like so much of life, has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear of spreading or catching the virus, and not knowing how antibodies--either from having had the virus or from the vaccine--affect donor blood are among the various reasons why people have stopped donating, according to Lisa Kalik, MD.

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Continuing Advocacy for Patients with Hearing Loss

Although changes in her hearing became noticeable in her early 20s, Toni Lacolucci realizes she probably began to change her behavior to accommodate the hearing loss as a child.

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Podcast: Keeping Your Family Safe This Summer During COVID-19

Chandrika Sridharamurthy, M.D. shares tips on how to keep your family safe this summer during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Post-Pandemic Anxiety: Life is Returning to Normal, So Why Do You Feel Anxious?

You’re fully vaccinated, New York is reopening, and life is getting back to normal. So, why are you anxious? Instead of joy, you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and can’t stop asking yourself: How should I behave around others? Should I continue to physically distance? Should I shake a stranger’s hand? Do I even want to?