Patient Care Blog

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Mental Health for Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis can often feel like an unexpected roadblock in your life, taking a toll on more than just your physical health. From treatment side effects to financial concerns or just maintaining social interactions, the impact of cancer can feel overwhelming. Questions and uncertainties can increase feelings of stress and anxiety, placing the body’s mental state into one of survival, otherwise known as the fight, flight, or freeze response.

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Getting Back in Shape—Safely and Gradually

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is physical fitness—especially if you stopped exercising during the pandemic. You might be shocked to learn how easy it is to fall out of shape, notes Dr. Asad Siddiqi, a sports medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Infographic: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestion. Around 35,000 people in the United States have CF, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is currently no cure for CF.

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Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy

The term ‘chronic disorder’ may bring to mind conditions like diabetes or hypertension. But did you know that it also includes epilepsy? Epilepsy, which means "seizure disorder,” is the fourth most common neurological condition and affects people of all ages. Nationwide, it affects 3.4 million people: approximately 3 million adults, and 470,000 children.

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Podcast: Pediatric Lupus

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Virginia Pascual, M.D. discusses the prevalence of lupus in children.

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Podcast: The Promise of Liquid Biopsies

Precision medicine leverages genetic and genomic information to help create individualized treatment plans for cancer patients. One example is an emerging test called a liquid biopsy. While traditional biopsies use more invasive tissue samples, liquid biopsies use blood tests to detect circulating tumor cells throughout the body. This technique can provide easier access to information, helping determine next steps in the cancer care journey. Liquid biopsies are a powerful tool with potential in... Read More

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HIV/AIDS Awareness: How Aware Are You?

May offers several opportunities to learn more about HIV and AIDS, with National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and HIV Vaccine Awareness Day both acknowledged during this month.

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Timely Treatment Increases Potential for Recovery from Stroke

Your brain needs oxygen to function properly, and it receives oxygen in blood. When your brain does not get the oxygen it needs, either because a clot blocks a blood vessel or the vessel bursts, a stroke occurs. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Yet, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The sooner you receive a diagnosis and begin treatment, the greater are your chances for recovery.

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Allergies and Asthma in Children: Triggers, Treatments and Preventive Strategies

Sneezing, wheezing, coughing, a runny nose and itchy eyes: These common allergy symptoms can make our lives quite miserable, especially during allergy season—from early spring through fall if you live in the northeastern U.S. And children, with their immature immune systems, can be hardest hit of all.

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Podcast: Hepatitis Awareness

In this episode of Back to Health, Robert Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. and Ype P. de Jong, M.D., Ph.D discuss what patients should know about viral hepatitis.