Advances: Medical News for Patients

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Amazing stories: Terry Wei

Terry Wei was looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend when she suddenly fell ill. When she went to the local urgent care, doctors thought she might have appendicitis. She was told to go to the nearest emergency room. She went to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where doctors discovered Terry had a serious gynecologic condition.

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How to Have a Better Medical Visit

Have you ever visited your doctor, only to realize you’ve left the appointment without touching on what you came in to discuss? Health Matters, NewYork-Presbyterian’s online storytelling platform, provides advice on how to have a better experience when you visit your doctor.

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Freak Out or Chill Out: Doctors Provide Answers to Your Medical Concerns

New health symptoms can be alarming— is this persistent cough a larger issue? Will this sore throat go away on its own? Though it is tempting to use search engines to self-diagnose, the Internet can be a source of harmful misinformation. In the book, Am I Dying?!, a NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia cardiologist aims to answer common health questions.

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How to Protect Yourself from the New Coronavirus

Since the December outbreak in Wuhan, China, the new coronavirus has spread rapidly, with more than 118,000 confirmed cases in 114 countries as of early March. Health Matters explains how following simple precautions can help to reduce your chances of contracting the new coronavirus.

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