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Read the latest on wellness and preventive care for the whole family.

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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.

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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Black History Month: How African Americans Can Reduce Health Risks

African Americans face increased health risks as compared to other populations. Find out how to be aware of your risks and prioritize your health.

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Your Annual Wellness Visit: What to Expect

Your annual preventive health exam (aka well visit or annual physical) is scheduled with your primary care physician to catch potential health issues early, before they become serious, and to help you focus on wellness and a healthy lifestyle while identifying important screening tests, vaccinations and other necessary testing.

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Congratulations to the Weill Cornell Medicine Physicians Chosen as the Best in the Country and the New York Metropolitan Area

This year, once again, Weill Cornell Medicine’s physicians are among the best in the country. So say their peers—250,000 leading doctors nationwide—who reported their picks to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company that publishes the annual guidebooks America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.

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Infographic: National Blood Donor Month

January Is National Blood Donor Month, highlighting the lifesaving power of blood donation. Blood donations save lives by providing blood to people who were in accidents, have cancer or have emergency surgeries.

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Infographic: Folic Acid Awareness Week

Folic Acid Awareness Week helps spread information about folate’s role in overall health and pregnancy

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Infographic: Reduce Stress and Health Risks This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be stressful, especially with a triple epidemic of flu, RSV and COVID-19 upon us. Follow these tips to reduce stress and stay healthy this winter.

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Infographic: National Influenza Vaccination Week

Do your part to help protect your family and yourself this holiday season. Get your annual flu vaccine during National Influenza Vaccination Week that runs December 6-12, 2022.

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Clean Up for National Handwashing Awareness Week

You were always told to wash your hands. Just in case you need a reminder, December 5–11, 2022, is National Handwashing Awareness Week. This annual focus on handwashing couldn’t come at a better time.