Patient Care Blog

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Understanding the Approach to Integrative Health

As it is practiced at The Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program at NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, integrative health doesn’t happen instead of diagnostic studies and tests. It is an adjunct to what is considered the “typical” Western medical approach. Care is centered on evidence-based approaches, and making them available all in one place so patients can reach them sooner.

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Obesity & COVID-19

“An important finding is that obesity is a risk factor for worse outcomes in COVID-19 patients,” says Louis Aronne, MD, Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research and professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. “Patients with obesity are more likely to end up in the intensive care unit, more likely to be intubated, and more likely to die.”

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David Cartwright's Kidney Transplant Journey Through COVID-19

David Cartwright’s eight-year journey to his kidney transplant caused him to require dialysis, the process by which waste, salt and extra water are removed from the body by machine, since the kidneys can no longer perform this function. But this timing landed David in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Podcast: The Importance of Childhood Vaccines

David Laufgraben, M.D. discusses the importance of childhood vaccines. In this time of COVID-19, your child’s vaccinations are more important than ever. He discusses the immunization schedule used to ensure that your child receives all their necessary vaccines, as well as the common immunization myths and misconceptions.

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Continuing Care For Breast Cancer Survivors

Women with a history of breast cancer are living longer--and better. In the United States alone, there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors. When Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital looked at the trend--and its own care resources—they asked what the medical community is doing to support those longtime survivors. The answer? Establishing the Iris Cantor Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, which offers medical care, education, and support to survivors.

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Establishing Healthy Routines With Your Family

Structure plays a key role in helping kids understand and set schedules and expectations, and approach uncertain times with more flexibility. That’s why so many families have been struggling throughout the pandemic, as they face disrupted school and home schedules.

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Discussing the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dean Augustine M.K. Choi and Dr. Roy Gulick

Dean Choi and Roy Gulick, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, recently discussed the vaccine, how it works, and its administration in an online question-and-answer session. Here are the five key takeaways from the webinar that you should know.

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Podcast: Addressing Breast Cancer Care Disparities Within Diverse Populations

Lisa Newman, M.D. and Vivian Bea, M.D. discuss the importance of early detection and diagnosis for breast cancer within minority populations. They focus on why there is such a disparity in access to care and how to close those that gap. They discuss the integrative cancer care approach at Weill Cornell Medicine, including clinical guidance and educational resources to help spread awareness of the risks of breast cancer.

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The Gift: Donating a Kidney to a Stranger

Her chances of finding a match for a kidney transplant were 1 in 100. Here’s how a stranger helped her defy the odds — and how both their lives irrevocably changed.

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Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy drugs, also known as immune checkpoint inhibitors, target cancer cells by recruiting and activating the body’s own immune cells to kill cancer cells. This approach—used for about seven years—has dramatically changed the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer. The hope is to use immunotherapy on patients who are at even earlier stages of the disease.