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Young girl in bed having temperature checked with thermometer.

As the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside in parts of the United States, doctors around the country and especially in hard-hit New York City are reporting cases of an apparently related inflammatory syndrome. Initially termed “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome” and subsequently renamed “multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children” (MIS-C) by the CDC, the new disorder already has affected ...

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Joanna Gao on bridge

The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors as they prepare to start the next phase of their medical training, and the level and scope of their patient care responsibilities increases...

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Testing lab

In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic gained a visible foothold in New York City and...

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EEG wave in human brain.

Neurologists traditionally have expected that patients who remain in coma after cardiac arrest have almost no chance of making a meaningful recovery if they fail to emerge from coma within a week. But a new study from...

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Dr. Monika Safford standing by table

Dr. Monika Safford, chief of the ...

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scientists with test tube.

As doctors face the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 with a very limited arsenal of treatments, physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have rapidly mobilized to test candidate drugs in clinical trials. These carefully designed studies are critical to determining whether a drug is truly effective and that positive outcomes are not a result of chance.

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Multiexposure background of COVID-19 infected blood sample and background of blood cells and pulse signal. Credit: Shutterstock
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Although COVID-19 is a threat to everyone, people of color have been hit especially hard by the virus — what has been called a “pandemic within the pandemic.” African Americans and Hispanics in particular represent a disproportionate percentage of the deaths in many cities and...

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Dr. Carl Nathan

The COVID-19 pandemic is a striking reminder that viruses scorn borders. Disease-causing bacteria ignore borders, too—but with a difference. While scientists are still seeking to discover antiviral drugs, since the end...

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Mild Cases (Home) 

COVID-19 almost always starts with relatively mild, flu-like symptoms that can be treated at home. People who have these symptoms usually do not need...

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Among the confounding aspects of the novel coronavirus is the wide range of disease severity patients experience. While a minority of COVID-19 patients require hospitalization, the effects of infection for these people are dramatic and in some cases life threatening 

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Dr. Nathaniel Hubert writing on whiteboard.

Mathematical modeling by Weill Cornell Medicine is helping to guide New York State and New York City leaders as they make decisions that could affect the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using a tool he created called the Cornell COVID Caseload Calculator C5VDr....

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Woman with a cold.

With the COVID-19 pandemic coinciding with the start of spring, you may be wondering when your respiratory symptoms indicate allergies – or something more serious. Dr. William Reisacher, associate professor and director of allergy services in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an associate attending otolaryngologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, explains how to identify the warning signs of COVID-19 that may be a...

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male shopping at grocery store.

Most Americans and all New Yorkers are under orders to leave home only to get essential supplies like food, gas, medication, or for medical services. Here’s how to navigate some common issues and stay safe when on errands: 

Limit trips, shop during off-peak times, and keep your distance 

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New York City street

Governments and public health officials have recommended drastic restrictions on travel and movement in response to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. Although unfamiliar to most of us, public health experts say such restrictions are critical to slowing the virus’s spread, which could otherwise ...

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students on BioBus

Students visiting the BioBus examine contained samples from various labs to explore new organisms and ecosystems on Big Red STEM Day, hosted Feb. 25 at Weill Cornell Medicine. All photos: StudioBrooke

Ajten Jasarova, a junior at Astor...

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Millions of elders are abused - and there are millions of non-abusing family, friends and neighbors valiantly seeking to protect them. They are often the first to respond, providing a wide range of emotional and practical assistance. They might hear abuse through adjacent apartment walls - and if they reside with the victim, they are also living with the abuse. These concerned people may witness the decline in the victim's health, notice their distress, or even become the target of the abuse...

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Doctor providing consultation via telemedicine

Bronx resident Andrea Ablack and her family are longtime patients of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Not only do they come to the hospital for routine care, but she was born there—as were her four sisters—and she gave birth to her own daughter there four years ago. So when the 28-year-old childcare worker stopped by the emergency department for treatment of some flu-like symptoms in early March, she thought she knew what to expect—including the fact that because her...

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Deborah Estrin

Dr. Deborah Estrin, a professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and of healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for her innovative work using mobile devices and data to address social challenges.

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Monika Ryczek and Tony Valencia, students from High School for Environmental Studies in Manhattan, participate in Big Red STEM Day Feb. 27 at Weill Cornell Medicine. Monika and Tony attended a workshop led by graduate students from Cornell Tech in which they programmed technology to act as a personal reminder.

Getting high school students to stay inside on a warm, sunny afternoon to work on science might sound like an impossible task, but on Feb. 27 dozens of students from public high schools across New York City happily did just that.

A total of 90 teens participated in Big Red STEM Day, a Weill Cornell Medicine-led initiative designed to inspire high school students from communities underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to pursue STEM-related education...

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