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Two papers from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators make recommendations on addressing health disparities related to COVID-19 and broader social factors that impact patient health.

Disparities in Broadband Internet Access Highlighted by COVID-19 a Public Health Issue

Disparities in access to reliable broadband internet during the COVID-19 pandemic reflect a broader public health issue, according to an ...

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A preclinical model of a common type of breast cancer provides new insight into why an immunotherapy known as checkpoint inhibition has not yet been effective against the...

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The risks of stroke and heart failure in an individual increase as the number of social determinants of health increase, according to two new studies by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. The social factors that affect health include race, education level, annual household income and neighborhood poverty.

The conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age, referred to in the studies as social determinants of health or...

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Dr. Kristen Marks, an associate professor of medicine in the ...

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The greatly increased risk of cancer and cancer mortality with aging may be due in part to the buildup in the body of a key cancer-promoting molecule, according to new preclinical research from...

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The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States population this spring may have been 80 times greater than official reports, according to the estimates of a study published June 22 in Science Translational Medicine. The investigators used influenza-like illness (ILI) outpatient surveillance data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New...

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By Emily Smith

Each year, 80,000 people in the United States are newly diagnosed with bladder cancer, and more than 17,000 lose their lives due to the disease. It ranks as the fourth most common type...

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In recognition of its decades-long commitment to advancing diversity within medical education, Weill Cornell Medicine’s ...

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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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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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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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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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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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