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Infographic: COPD Facts to Know

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know about this serious condition.

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Podcast: Aging Voice Disorders

In this episode of Back to Health, Lucian Sulica, M.D. discusses what patients should know about voice disorders as we get older.

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Type 1 Diabetes: Learning to Manage a Lifelong Condition

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune condition that attacks the insulin-making cells in the pancreas. Insulin helps blood sugar enter the cells in your body for use as energy, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Without insulin, blood sugar cannot penetrate your cells. Instead, it builds up in your bloodstream. Uncontrolled high blood sugar can damage many parts of your body, including your heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and gastrointestinal tract.

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Podcast: Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Daniel Bigman, M.D. discusses what parents should know about early childhood mental health development.

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David H. Koch Center 9th Floor: New Operations and Billing FAQs

Beginning November 29, 2022, NewYork-Presbyterian will administer and bill for injections, transplant infusions, lab tests, breath tests, and facility charges, while Weill Cornell Medicine will bill for the professional (physicians and nurse practitioners) component of your visit.

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Podcast: Lung Cancer: An Overview

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, yet it receives far less research funding than other common cancers, in part due to the stigma surrounding this disease. However, smoking is not the only risk factor – many patients are diagnosed with lung cancer who have never smoked in their entire lives. Recent advancements in screening and treatment, including targeted therapies, have helped improve outcomes and quality of life.

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Infographic: Boost Your Alzheimer’s Awareness

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s Disease causes major brain changes. You can spot the signs—if you know what to look for and who’s at risk.

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Infographic: What Do You Know About Diabetes?

November is American Diabetes Month. Learn how the disease affects people and what to do if you’re diagnosed.

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Podcast: Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Opioid Addiction

In this episode of Back to Health, Jonathan Avery, M.D. addresses substance use disorders, overdose, and addiction. He speaks with Robin Keller and John Sicher, the mother and stepfather of Zoe, to discuss about her passing from an overdose and how her story inspires them to continue doing work in harm reduction and prevention. The panelists also highlight the distribution of naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids, and ways to address stigma around... Read More

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Podcast: Diabetes in Women

In this episode from our Women's Health Wednesday series on Back to Health features Dr. Laura Cristina Alonso and we discuss what women should know about diabetes.