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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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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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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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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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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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