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Amazing stories: Ramit Malhotra

Ramit Malhotra was a healthy 28-year-old — he had no major health problems, worked out regularly, and did not smoke or drink. One night in March, after finishing a weight training session at the gym, he felt an intense pain in his neck and began to feel off-balance. After a month of dizziness, neck pain, and health concerns, Ramit reached the tipping point.

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Bringing Disney Magic to Young Patients

In April, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital unveiled 50 new, whimsical Disney installations that now greet young patients. Find out how NewYork-Presbyterian is bringing the magic of Disney to pediatric patients.

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Taming the rage within: Ways of managing excessive anger

Everyone gets anger. While anger is a normal and healthy emotion, uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health and your relationships. Get answers to questions about anger and how to manage the emotion more effectively.

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Swollen Lymph Nodes and the COVID-19 Vaccine: What to Know

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have experienced a reaction such as a sore arm, a headache or fatigue — normal signs that the body is mounting an immune response. Recently, radiologists have note swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, or axilla, on the mammograms of some newly vaccinated women. Health Matters spoke with Dr. Elise Desperito, chief of the Division of Breast Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, to discuss the connection between swollen lymph nodes and the COVID-19 vaccine.