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Developments in Ending the HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Mention ‘pandemic’ and COVID-19 comes to mind. But long before COVID-19 arrived, another disease was devastating America and the world: AIDS.

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Consider Getting Flu and COVID-19 Shots Together

Flu season has landed and, as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike, you may be wondering when to get vaccinated against both viruses. The answer is: Now.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: The Latest Science and Recommendations on Booster Shots

In this webinar, Weill Cornell Medicine’s infectious disease experts discuss the latest science and recommendations on boosters for all vaccine types, and provide answers that help inform planning and protection.

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Infographic: Eating for Autumn

In-season fruits and vegetables can be fresher, less expensive and more nutritious than processed treats.

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Perinatal Nutrition: How to Eat Well Before and During Your Pregnancy

Eating well during pregnancy is one of the most important things you can do for your body and your baby. But don’t wait until you become pregnant to start.

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Podcast: Preparing for Flu Season

In this episode of Back to Health, Lisa Kalik, M.D. and Alphonso Scotti, PA-C discuss preparing for flu season.

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Healthy Aging Month

As you age, your physical, mental, and emotional health needs change. Since prevention is the best medicine, having regular check-ups and undergoing age-specific screenings is key to protecting your health.

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Childhood Vaccines Protect the Public Health

The go-ahead to vaccinate children ages 12 to 15 against COVID-19 is a critical triumph in the battle against coronavirus. Besides protecting against severe illness, vaccination will prevent young adolescents from spreading the virus to others, including people with cancer or rare immune disorders who may not be able to get vaccinated.

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How to Raise a Healthy Eater

If you’re a brand-new parent, then the kind of eater your child becomes may not be top of mind. Yet, when it comes to raising a healthy eater, the earlier you start, the better.

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Podcast: Managing Back-To-School Anxiety During COVID-19

Sherry Huang M.D. discusses how to manage children’s feelings and anxiety about going back to in-person school.