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Advances: Medical News for Patients

Ron Wuaten

Amazing stories: Matthew

For the first 10 years of Matthew’s life he had serious digestive problems. He couldn’t keep food down – vomiting up to five times a day — and could go days without passing a bowel movement. For years, doctors told his parents his problem was behavioral, but his parents knew there was more to it. Find out how the pediatric gastroenterologists at the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell helped this family find relief.

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For healthy summer eating, start with ‘MyPlate’

It can be hard to make smart food decisions, especially during the summer. Maintaining a balanced diet that is low in unnecessary fats and sugars and high in vitamins and nutrients, is an essential element of overall health. Get tips on how to eat healthy this summer using MyPlate.

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Sun Protection for Men

Melanoma, the most-serious form of skin cancer, affects the sexes differently. Men are more likely to receive a diagnosis and die from the disease than women. While there is no sure way to prevent melanoma, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing the disease. Learn how you can protect yourself from exposure to UV rays.

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10 summertime safety tips you should know

Summer is the best time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re swimming, barbecuing, or hiking wooded trails, some basic safety precautions should be followed to avoid falling ill. Get tips on how to stay safe while having fun this summer.

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