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Advances: Medical News for Patients

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Amazing stories: Joseph Ania

Forty-six-year-old Joseph Ania showed up to the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Doctors suspected he had a perforated peptic ulcer, but they’d need to run tests to confirm. After hearing it would be a while before to confirm the diagnosis, Joseph decided to go home. Find out how the emergency room doctors got Joseph to come back to receive life-saving treating.

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Who should be screened for lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. Screening high-risk individuals can dramatically improve survival rates. By finding the disease at an earlier stage, doctors can treat lung cancer when it is more likely to be curable. Learn more about lung cancer screening options and if you’re eligible for the screening test.

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Prediabetes: Know the risks and when to see a doctor

More than 1 out of 3 American adults— approximately 84 million — have prediabetes, a serious condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Learn more about your risk of having prediabetes and ways to prevent Type 2diabetes.

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy in Your 40s

More women are waiting to have babies. The rate of first time births in women aged 40 to 44 more than doubled from 1990 to 2012. But having a baby after age 40 has its risk. Find out how the maternal-fetal medicine specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell are helping women stay healthy during their pregnancy and creating a unique community.

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