Patient Care Blog

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How COVID-19 Can Spread By Airborne Transmission

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an update to its guidance the role of airborne transmission in the spread of COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.

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What is Menopause?

“Beyond its textbook definition, many women don’t know much about menopause,” says Dr. Susan E. Loeb-Zeitlin. “It’s a process every woman experiences when her menstrual periods stop, but there are often gaps in knowledge about this transition.”

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Understanding Fall Allergies & Covid-19

As the fall allergy season gets underway, the more typical symptoms that allergy-sufferers feel may be somewhat heightened by awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS, attending otolaryngologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, helps sort out what to expect this season, the signs and symptoms, and what options patients with allergies may want to discuss with their specialists... Read More

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Podcast: Importance of Gynecologic Screenings

Evelyn Cantillo, MD, MPH discusses the importance of gynecologic screenings as part of women's health. She highlights the vital information every woman should know so that she can be her own best advocate throughout her health journey.

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Health Equities and Racial Disparities: The Pandemic Within a Pandemic

When a Weill Cornell Medicine faculty panel recently convened online to discuss, “Health Equities and Racial Disparities, the Pandemic within a Pandemic,” they touched on ways that underrepresented communities can make inroads in professional medical fields.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at Weill Cornell Medicine, including the Meyer Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, are dedicated to continuing to deliver world class care in the prevention and treatment of the disease.

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In Memoriam: Dr. William J. Ledger

Weill Cornell Medicine is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague Dr. William J. Ledger, a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic infections. Dr. Ledger was named the Given Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in 1979, when he was appointed Chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ledger held this position until 1999 and then became the Given Foundation Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology... Read More

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World Heart Day: The Care Team at Cardiothoracic Surgery

Today is World Heart Day and this year, COVID-19 has dramatically changed our world and we've felt the impact of it on the front lines here at Weill Cornell Medicine. As we prepare to move forward together in the safest way possible, we want to keep you informed about some of the latest developments at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Podcast: Assessing Your Family's Mental Health

Andrea Temkin, Psy.D, examines how to assess your family's mental health. She offers advice on how to cope with the stress of Covid-19 and resources for families that may be struggling with their mental health. She shares helpful tips for how parents and kids can support each other during tough times.

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed solid organ tumor in men in the United States, with one of seven men developing this disease over their lifetime. Know the facts around early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for men during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.