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Ronda Kotelchuck

Amazing stories: Ronda Kotelchuck

Ronda Kotelchuck received a terrifying diagnosis — she had uterine cancer. After having a hysterectomy and undergoing chemotherapy, the cancer went away. But months later the cancer returned and had spread. For the next few years, she would undergo treatment only to have the cancer recur. That was until doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center proposed analyzing the cancers DNA to find the best treatment option. Watch how Ronda and doctors defeated cancer through innovative tumor DNA sequencing.

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Know What to Do If You See Someone Having a Stroke

If you see someone having a stroke it’s important to act fast! That’s because human nerve tissue is rapidly lost as stroke progresses. It is estimated that two million cells in the brain can die each minute when deprived of oxygen, so the longer the delay in treatment, the more damage can be done to the brain. Learn what to do if you see signs of a stroke.

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The Importance of Talking about Mental Illness

It’s estimated that 1 in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health problem such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. People living with mental illness may have anxiety about reaching out to friends or family for fear of being judged. But talking to someone can be helpful. Learn about mental health warning signs and how to seek treatment.

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The Move to a Big-Kid Bed

Parenting experts generally recommend children should transition from the crib to a toddler between ages two and three. However, every child is different. Get tips on when to make the transition and how to help your child prepare for the move to a big-kid bed.

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