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Two studies from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators suggest that maternal-to-child transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is rare; however, one study found that complications after birth occurred for some mothers infected with the virus. 

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Barbara Milbauer enjoying Central Park while wearing a face mask

Photos by Ashley Jones
Words by Tori Mumtaz

Until very recently, face masks were seldom seen in the United States outside of doctors’ offices, operating rooms and...

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Home health care workers faced increased risks to their physical, mental and financial well-being while providing essential care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and Cornell University.

The study, ...

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By Heather Salerno

Editor's note: This story was reported prior to this summer's demonstrations in support of racial justice.

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Illustration of the anatomy of the human heart

One method for coronary artery bypass surgery is linked to a significantly lower risk of death, heart attack, or the need for a new surgery compared to the most...

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Weill Cornell Medicine is honoring 15 faculty members, trainees, students and staff this year for their outstanding service and leadership in promoting diversity at the academic medical institution.

The annual Diversity Awards honor exemplary contributions through research, clinical care, community service and advocacy to improve the health of populations that historically have had unequal access to care. They also recognize excellence in mentorship and fostering an...

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COVID-19 virus

Clinicians and investigators from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian offer guidance on protecting older adults and building a stronger partnership between the medical and public health systems in two recently published papers on COVID-19.

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Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have published...

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The National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has awarded Weill Cornell Medicine investigators $4.2 million to compare quality of life outcomes in...

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CT-scan of brain of a stroke patient

COVID-19 patients have a higher risk of stroke than patients with influenza, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. But stroke risk with...

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Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, a professor of medicine in the ...

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An induced, pluripotent-generated, 8-week-old human cerebral organoid

A new technique that involves growing brain tumors in a miniature laboratory model of the human brain recreated the complex genetics of the...

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With COVID-19 limiting resources and presenting logistical challenges for elective treatments, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian clinicians offer guidance on treating cancer in four recently published papers.

Framework Suggests How to Safely Provide Care to Patients with Cancer of the Nervous System

An article published April 9...

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The hormonal shifts that occur with menopause can increase the risk of brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Brain imaging research indicates that Alzheimer’s disease starts with changes in the brain years, if not decades, before people develop clinical symptoms. In the United States, about 67 percent of patients with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Scientists wanted to determine whether women’s brains...

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When COVID-19 first appeared in NYC hospitals, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians and scientists documented early observations of clinical and pathological characteristics in two publications.

Letter-to-the-Editor Describes Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in New York City

Much of what was initially known about patients hospitalized with COVID-19 came from case studies in China. In a ...

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To make demonstrations to eradicate racism as safe as possible, we offer you the following advice to minimize the risk for spreading the coronavirus while you exert your right to free speech.

1. Keep as much Physical Distance as possible.

2. Keep 6 feet apart when you bend the knee, lie down or sit.

3. Wear a mask at all times

4. Avoid touching others. Give air hugs.

5. Carry hand sanitizer. Perform hand hygiene if you touch anyone. If you do not have hand...

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Dr. Kevin Holcomb

Dr. Kevin Holcomb, a prominent gynecologic oncologist with a longstanding commitment to...

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Elderly man in nursing home while in quarantine.

Epidemiological models of COVID-19 that are used to guide policies on social distancing measures should take into account the special dynamics of the coronavirus’s spread in nursing homes and other...

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Critical care physicians, infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have published ...

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Dr. Jim Hu, the Ronald P. Lynch Professor of Urologic Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded more than $7 million in funding...

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An intensive, one-year, lifestyle-modification treatment for type 2 diabetes patients, featuring a low-calorie diet and physical exercise, resulted in a large average weight loss, and remission of diabetes for most patients, in a clinical trial led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.

In the study, whose results appear in the June issue of...

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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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'Webside' manner

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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