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Patrick Hellen

Amazing stories: Patrick Hellen

Patrick Hellen was in good health when he underwent a routine colonoscopy in 2017. The procedure revealed a polyp in the cecum — the first section of the large intestine. When his gastroenterologist made two unsuccessful attempts to remove the polyp, the vice chief of colon and rectal surgery stepped in to recommend a new technology developed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Watch Patrick’s story.

Center for Community Health

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital opens a world-class center for ambulatory care in Brooklyn: Center for Community Health

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital celebrated the opening of the Center for Community Health on March 15. A world-class ambulatory care center, the Center for Community Health brings leading specialists under one roof to provide exceptional, comprehensive care to the Brooklyn community.

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A year of heartbreak and heroes: A look back at NewYork-Presbyterian’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

On March 1, NewYork-Presbyterian diagnosed its first COVID-positive patient. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the crisis, we look back at the enormous challenges we faced, how we rose to meet them, and the heroic work of those on the front lines who continue to fight to end this pandemic.

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Continuous glucose monitoring systems transform diabetes management

For a long time, diabetes management was a “one-size-fits-all” treatment approach. But a small wearable device is allowing people living with diabetes to continuously monitor their blood sugar levels in real time. Learn how continuous glucose monitoring systems is changing how people with living diabetes manage the disease.