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

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Infographic: LGBTQ Pride Month - Prioritizing Your Health

As a patient in the LGBTQ+ community, you may have faced barriers when it comes to getting the health care you need. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we are dedicated to providing you with easy access to the highest quality care to help you live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Optimizing Your Care

As we all agree, we are in a challenging time in which the COVID-19 pandemic has strained the health system in ways never before seen. Due to the unprecedented increased demand, our entire team continues to work harder and longer to meet and exceed your healthcare needs. We wanted to share some important information with you that will allow us to optimize your health care delivery while sustainably continuing to address the challenges we are facing.

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A Pill to Ease the Symptoms of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19: Is Paxlovid Right for You?

In December 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Paxlovid, an antiviral medication, for emergency use as a treatment for mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Emergency use authorization is different from all-out approval. More evidence will be needed before the FDA approves Paxlovid definitively.

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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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National Women’s Health Week: Make Regular Screenings Part of Your Preventive Health Strategy at Every Age

Benjamin Franklin once said that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. The question is: How can we apply the wisdom of one of our greatest founding fathers to a prevention-based approach to women’s health today?

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Podcast: Pregnancy and Exercise

Today's special episode of Kids Health Cast comes from our Back to Health series. This conversation features Dr. Zhanna Fridel and we discuss what expecting parents should know around exercise and fitness during pregnancy.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): What You Need to Know

STI trends during the COVID-19 pandemic are complex and difficult to interpret, according to a new report issued by the CDC this April, but one thing is clear: STI case numbers are still unacceptably high. In 2020 alone, 2.4 million new cases were reported, calling for a stronger public health response to address STIs across the country.

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Podcast: Exercise During Pregnancy

In this episode of Back to Health, Zhanna Fridel, M.D., FACOG answers frequently asked questions about exercise and pregnancy.

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Addressing Trypanophobia: Managing Needle Fears and Phobias

No one loves shots. They pinch. They sting. They leave arms sore. Some people—children as well as adults—fear shots so intensely that just anticipating them causes overwhelming anxiety.

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Infographic: Making Healthy Changes in the New Year

Don’t give up on New Year’s resolutions just yet. They can help you achieve your goals. You just have to approach them the right way.