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

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): What Parents Need to Know

A triple epidemic is upon us. Occurring all at the same time and earlier than in past years, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have joined forces with COVID-19 to create new layers of stress for parents and families in our region and across the country. These respiratory viral infections have also stretched the capacities of emergency rooms, resulting in shortages of hospital beds and staff alike.

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November is Movember: What You Need to Know About Men’s Health

Learn about men’s health issues and the importance of preventative care and screenings to keep your mind and body running smoothly.

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Podcast: What to Know For Flu Season

In this special episode of Kids Health Cast from our Back to Health channel, Lisa Kalik, M.D. and Alphonso Scotti, PA-C discuss preparing for the upcoming flu season.

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Addressing Mental Health Care for Asian and Pacific Islanders

The New York City Commission on Human Rights received a seven-fold increase in reports of anti-Asian harassment, discrimination and violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unsurprisingly, the rise of racially motivated attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) living in the U.S. has fueled a rise in symptoms of mental distress in these communities.

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Just in Case: What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation

Without worrying too much about what could go wrong on vacation, there are steps you can take to be prepared…just in case.

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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?