Patient Care Blog

Stroke person restores adaptive skills in medical center

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Take time to learn about the signs and symptoms of stroke, along with its causes, risk factors and treatment. Many of you already know the acronym BE FAST, but just in case you could use a refresher, here it is.

A pregnant woman during a routine check up with her doctor. Doctor is measuring pressure to her while they are wearing face masks

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?

teenage girl has a stomach ache

Celiac Disease: A Story of Gluten, Genetics and the GI Tract

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that occurs in genetically predisposed people, says pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Elaine Barfield, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian.

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Podcast: Understanding Risk of Myocarditis

This episode of Kids Health Cast comes from our Back to Health series. This conversation features Dr. Maria Karas and we discuss what expecting patients should know about myocarditis and parents' concerns around the COVID-19 vaccine for their kids.

Elderly 60s woman got up from couch felt severe painful feelings

Understanding Osteoporosis and Bone Loss

Of the many physical changes that mark menopause, one is a drop in your body’s estrogen production. When your body’s production of estrogen declines, a variety of physical and emotional changes may result, including irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, and a period of accelerated bone loss that leads to the ‘brittle bone disease’ known as osteoporosis.

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Prevent Eye Strains from Screen Time

Is too much computer time taking a toll on your eyes? Are you experiencing frontal headaches and blurry vision? If so, then you may have computer vision syndrome, which is the strain your eyes experience from staring at a fixed target all day long, says Christopher Starr, MD.

older woman after receiving her booster shot

A Second COVID-19 Booster: Your Questions Answered

More than two years have passed since COVID-19 started its relentless spread across the country, and the pandemic continues to upend our lives even now. Yet as of the latest count, only 66.4 percent of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated.

Susan Sterne and Lawrence Sterne

Podcast: Patient-Centered Care for Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Matthew E. Fink, M.D. speaks with his patient Lawrence Sterne about Parkinson's Disease (PD). They also discuss with Lawrence's spouse & caretaker, Susan Sterne, about the care he receives at Weill Cornell Medicine, since being diagnosed with PD.

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Podcast: Infertility Awareness

In this episode of Women's Health Wednesday series on Back to Health, Steven Spandorfer, M.D. discusses what patients should know about infertility awareness.

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Well-Child Visits Help Keep Children Healthy

As a parent, you want what’s best for your children, which means keeping them healthy. Bringing them to a yearly well-child check can help.