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Infographic: Staying Healthy While Traveling

No one wants germs as a souvenir from their vacations. Stay healthy while traveling with some anti-germ travel tips.

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Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) after Unprotected Sex

It’s called PEP, but it isn’t a pep pill or any other type of stimulant. Rather, PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis—medication you can take shortly after you’ve been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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Respiratory Viruses: Updated Guidance from the CDC

Public health experts have learned a great deal about COVID-19—a virus never seen before in human beings—since the coronavirus first appeared on our shores 4 years ago.

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Infographic: National Nutrition Month

March Is National Nutrition Month. Take simple steps to improve your family’s eating habits.

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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.

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A Nationwide Blood Shortage Is Affecting New York City’s Blood Supply

January is National Blood Donor Month. However, a perfect storm of conditions has created an emergency blood shortage affecting doctors and patients at Weill Cornell Medicine along with millions of residents in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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Weill Cornell Medicine Physicians Honored in 2024 as the Best in the Country and the New York Metro Area

We’re delighted to announce that once again, Weill Cornell Medicine’s physicians are among the best in the country.

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What to Know About Updated Masking Guidance Due To Increases in Respiratory Illnesses

Weill Cornell Medicine and its affiliated hospitals and medical practices have instituted a masking requirement for staff, patients and visitors, effective immediately. It applies to all inpatient and outpatient areas across the institution.

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Prioritizing Your Health in the New Year: Women’s Health Screenings

The new year offers the perfect opportunity to take stock of your health. Learn what screenings and visits are recommended for you according to your age.

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3 Vaccines You Should Consider This Holiday Season

Vaccines protect you from getting sick and reduce your risk of hospitalization. Learn which vaccines you should get to protect yourself and your loved ones