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Amazing stories: Nicole Zinerco

Nicole Zinerco began feeling pain in her pelvic region that was making it difficult to sit and walk. Abdominal scans showed Nicole had a cyst at the base of her spine. When she went to a neurosurgeon, he told her she needed surgery but because of the position of the cyst, he couldn’t help her. Unsure of where to go for help, she turned to Google and found Dr. Paul McCormick at the NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital

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Obesity in older women tied to dementia risk

Men and women who are obese and over 50 are at an increased risk for developing dementia later in life. A recent study found older women with a larger waist size — more than 34 inches — had a 39% increased risk of dementia within 15 years compared with women with a normal waist size. Health Matters spoke with a neurologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian about the study and what it means for women.

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Six tips to combat fall allergies

Fall is right around the corner. And so too is ragweed. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Fall allergy triggers are different but can cause many of the same symptoms as in the spring and summer.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns opens

On August 2, NewYork-Presbyterian celebrated the opening of NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns. The state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborns before, during, and after childbirth — including advanced care for high-risk pregnancies and newborns who require extra support.

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