Patient Care Blog

Thank You for Keeping the Music Alive

When professional musician Rik Albani was diagnosed with an aortic aneurism and a leaky valve, he worried that he may not be able to play the trumpet again. Thanks to cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Leonard Girardi and his dedicated team

Loud Fitness Classes Take a Toll on Instructors’ Voices

In 2016, Christine Estes, a speech language pathologist at the Weill Cornell Medicine Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, noticed that her patients featured a recurring cast of fitness instructors. She decided to conduct a study of them over a two-year period. What she discovered amazed her: They had polyps. They had nodules. They had hemorrhages. Real damage to the vocal cords that needed real... Read More

Dr. Thomas Caputo Retires After 38 Years of Service

Dr. Thomas Caputo, expert in Gynecologic Oncology and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine, is retiring after 38 years of service. On January 7th, WCM Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted the Thomas A. Caputo Symposium on Gynecologic Oncology in recognition of his career. Dr. Brian Slomovitz and Dr. Michael Worley, former residents of Dr. Caputo, presented at the symposium. Attendees included former students, colleagues, and staff. At the event, the department... Read More

Podcast: The Spectrum of Thyroid Disease

In this episode of CancerCast: Conversations About New Developments in Medicine, Cancer Care and Research, Dr. Thomas Fahey discusses the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.Dr. Fahey is the Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as the Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program. He is an attending surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Yes, you can get a flu shot while pregnant. Here's the best time to get it.

Dr. Laura Riley, an obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and expert in infectious diseases, discusses the importance of vaccinations for expecting mothers. For more information about flu shots during pregnancy please see the articles published in Insider, HealthyDay, and BabyGaga.

Improving Knowledge and Colposcopy Follow-Up for Underserved Women

Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis, a specialist in gynecologic cancers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, focuses on bringing advance medical care to underserved women. Read more about her work to develop a web-based intervention to educate and motivate women to continue with follow-up.

Podcast: What to Feed Your Infant and When

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Dr. Chloe Rowe discusses pediatric nutrition and answers parent’s most commonly asked questions about feeding infants.

Podcast: At-Home Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

Each year, there are approximately 4 million household injuries among children and teenagers. But with a few simple measures, parents can lower their children’s risk for injury.

Podcast: Leonard List 2019

In this episode of CancerCast: Conversations About New Developments in Medicine, Cancer Care and Research, host Dr. John Leonard shares the 15 most interesting and impactful lymphoma abstracts presented at the 2019 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). About CancerCastHosted by world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. John Leonard, CancerCast is your window into research breakthroughs, innovative therapies and honest... Read More

Podcast: When to Give Your Child Antibiotics

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Dr. Paul Chung shares when it is appropriate to turn to antibiotics and when it is not advised.