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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

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The Updated COVID-19 Vaccine is Here

Don’t call it a booster. Think of the new COVID-19 vaccine as an updated formula akin to an annual flu vaccine, which targets whatever is circulating that season. The new COVID vaccines, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Novavax, are designed to protect against recent variants of SARS-CoV-2—namely, XBB and other Omicron spinoffs, including EG.5. They’re monovalent vaccines, meaning that they contain one strain of the virus, not two.

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Feeling Sick After Vacation Is More Common than You Might Think

For most of us, a summer vacation is that long-awaited event we plan and dream about for months. A vacation is supposed to give us a chance to chill. To relax at the beach, experience nature in a national park or explore another culture. How ironic, then, that so many people need to take a vacation from their vacation!