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Dr. Fred Pelzman

Dr. Fred Pelzman. Credit: Ashley Jones

A veteran primary care physician, internist Dr. Fred Pelzman can count on one hand the times he’s stayed home sick in his quarter-century career. But they pale in comparison to his most recent illness—a bout of COVID-19 that laid him low for nearly two weeks in mid-March, just as the pandemic was escalating in New York City. Dr. Pelzman—the medical director of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates, an associate professor of...

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David Lyden with city in the background

Tiny packets called extracellular vesicles and particles (EVPs), released by cancer and immune cells, contain specific proteins that may serve as reliable biomarkers for diagnosing...

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Public housing projects in New York City

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for COVID-19 research. The two-...

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Are You Registered to Vote?

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Do not let others decide for you. Your vote is your voice. Register to vote today.

To register to vote you must:

  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be 18 years old on election day;
  • Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

New York State offers online voter registration. To register online, visit New York State's "Register to Vote" page...

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By Heather Salerno

LGBTQ individuals...

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Depiction of a hospitalized COVID-19 patient

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators examined patient data to determine how obesity and inflammatory bowel disease affect SARS-CoV-2 infection...

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Certain patterns of injury may help doctors distinguish physical elder abuse, which is rarely reported, from unintentional falls, according to new research from emergency medicine specialists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

In the study, published July 23 in Annals of Emergency Medicine, the researchers compared 78...

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A common ear, nose, and throat (ENT) office procedure that involves examining a patient’s throat, known as a laryngoscopy, does not produce aerosol droplets any more than...

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Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian clinicians shared strategies that have been implemented at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to meet the unprecedented need for critical care and recovery from COVID-19 in two recently published papers.

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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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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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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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Older adults taking a walk through a field

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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