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Amazing stories: Peter Ciaccia

As Peter Ciaccia was training for a 24-hour distance-running relay taking place in October 2019, he began to feel fatigued and lightheaded. An echocardiogram showed Peter had a large aneurysm in the first part of his aorta. He'd need surgery as soon as possible to repair the aneurysm before it burst. Peter wanted the best heart surgeon in the country, his doctor recommended Dr. Leonard Girardi, Chair of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: What You Need to Know

Scientists from throughout the U.S. and around the world are racing to develop vaccines to help turn the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. NewYork-Presbyterian is testing two vaccines that take aim at SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To get an update and answers to questions about the COVID-19 vaccine candidates and the future of the pandemic, Health Matters turned to Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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Health Disparities and Hope: How the Dalio Center for Health Justice Will Make' Real Progress'

NewYork-Presbyterian recently opened the Dalio Center for Health Justice to bring together renowned experts in diverse fields to fuel change and support health justice both locally and nationally. Click here to read a candid discussion with Ray Dalio, founder of Dalio Philanthropies and a NewYork-Presbyterian trustee, NewYork-Presbyterian President and CEO Dr. Steven J. Corwin and Dr. Julia Iyasere, head of the Dalio Center for Health Justice, on why they each felt a personal "pull" to fight for health justice now, their goals for improving health equity, and driving action that results in measurable improvements in health outcomes for all.

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How to Sleep Like a Baby During Winter’s Long Nights

Our body’s internal clock — or circadian rhythm — regulates feelings of wakefulness and sleepiness over 24 hours. Sometimes our internal clocks do not work as they should, particularly as the seasons shift. Get tips on how to get a good night's sleep during the long winter nights.