Patient Care Blog

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Your Daughter’s First Visit to the Gynecologist

In decades past, most of a gynecologist’s patients tended to be over 21, pregnant, or both. But times have changed, and there’s an emerging need to address reproductive issues in younger women and girls.

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Infographic: Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you’re doing all you can to prevent colorectal cancer and get necessary screening for early detection.

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Podcast: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Kalliope Tsirilakis, M.D. discusses what parents should know about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

How much do you know about multiple sclerosis (MS)? Add to your knowledge so you can recognize the disease and take appropriate action.

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Norovirus: A Highly Contagious Stomach Bug

Norovirus is a common cause of the “stomach flu”—not to be confused with the flu itself, says Dr. Melanie Dubois, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases and an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Exceptional Women in Medicine 2023

Congratulations to Weill Cornell Medicine’s Exceptional Women in Medicine, Recognized as Among the Best in the Country

Seventy of Weill Cornell Medicine’s women physicians have been recognized as among the country’s top doctors. This new distinction was just rolled out by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a research and information company that publishes the annual guidebooks America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. The company makes its selections based on peer nominations by 250,000 leading doctors nationwide.

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Podcast: Addressing Your Family's Mental Health

Today's special episode of Back to Health comes from Kids Health Cast. This conversation features Dr. Shannon Bennett and we discuss what parents should know about addressing the mental wellness of their family during difficult times impacted by recent events.

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Infographic: Sleep Awareness Week

March 12th to 18th is the 25th annual Sleep Awareness Week. Coming right after the change to daylight saving time—when we lose an hour of sleep—this week is a great time to reset your family’s sleep hygiene.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: From Diagnosis to Treatment and Recovery

A mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)—a term often used interchangeably with “concussion”— is typically caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body.

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Shift Work Sleep Disorder: A Condition with Wide-Ranging Effects on Health, Job Performance and Daily Life

Life isn’t fair to “night owls”—people who prefer to go to bed late and sleep late in the morning, or who work the night shift. Everything tends to be structured around the needs of people who work from 9 to 5. Businesses, schools and city services usually close their doors at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. at the latest.