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Patrick Hellen

Amazing Stories: Patrick Hellen

Patrick Hellen underwent a routine colonoscopy in 2017. The procedure revealed a polyp in a hard-to-reach part of his large intestine. After several unsuccessful attempts to remove the large polyps, he turned to experts at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Find out how a new device developed at the Hospital, made it easier for doctors to remove the polyps without the need for surgery.

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Seven ways to help reduce your risk of colon cancer

The colon is a major organ whose primary function is to eliminate waste from the body. Proper nutrition and diet are important in helping to keep organs like the colon healthy and preventing disease, including colon cancer. Get tips on how to reduce your risk of colon cancer through diet and nutrition.

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Kidneys: the original self-cleaning system

The kidneys — two bean-shaped organs the size of your fist — are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, your kidneys filter about 150 quarts of blood to produce about 2 quarts of waste and extra water. There are times when one or both of the kidneys may not be up to the task. Learn how to detect if your kidneys are not functioning properly.

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Managing loss as we age

Loss is inevitable in the course of life, especially among older adults. Yet grieving the loss of a loved one is challenging. It can be a full-body experience. Get advice on how to cope with the affects of grief and loss.

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