NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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NewYork-Presbyterian, an academic medical center located in New York City, offers expert care in nearly every medical specialty. It’s ranked among the top 10 hospitals by US News’ "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Additionally, our doctors conduct medical research through our two affiliated medical colleges: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.


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    What are the carotid arteries?

    The carotid arteries provide the brain with most of its blood supply and are located in the neck on either side of the windpipe. Read More
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    What is an aneurysm?

    An aneurysm, a bulge or blister in an artery wall, can develop as the vessel wall becomes stretched and weakened from an infection, injury, or high blood pressure or because of a genetic weakness in the artery. Aneurysms can become life-threatening when they rupture and hemorrhage. Aneurysms can...Read More
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    What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?

    Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are used to protect against life-threatening arrhythmias and the sudden cardiac death that can result. ICDs are utilized in patients who have already had these types of arrhythmias and in those who are at risk for developing them. ICDs are small devices,...Read More
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    How is pleural mesothelioma treated?

    Doctors have developed a unique multidisciplinary approach that combines chemotherapy, surgery, and focused radiation therapy to treat mesothelioma while sparing as much nearby healthy tissue as possible. Patients with pleural disease that cannot be surgically removed may benefit from this approach,...Read More
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    What is developmental expressive language disorder?

    Some children with language impairments have problems expressing themselves in speech. Their disorder is called, therefore, a developmental expressive language disorder. A child who often calls objects by the wrong names has an expressive language disorder. Of course, an expressive language disorder...Read More
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    What causes obstructive sleep apnea?

    There are two types of sleep apnea: central apnea and obstructive apnea. In central apnea, the brain does not send the proper signals to breathe during sleep; this is a rare condition but can be treated. In obstructive apnea, which is by far the most common type, the patient tries to breathe but...Read More
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    What are the myelodysplastic syndromes?

    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a group of diseases in which the body does not make enough red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood-clotting platelets. About a third of patients with MDS develop a cancer called acute myelogenous leukemia. Patients often first develop anemia due to low red...Read More
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    What are the treatment options for prostate cancer?

    A variety of treatments are available for prostate cancer. The choice of which option is best for you will depend upon the location and size of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, side effects of treatment, and your personal preferences.
    Radical prostatectomy involves removal of the entire...Read More
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    What is the treatment for social phobia?

    People who suffer from social phobia often find relief from their symptoms when treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, or medications, or a combination of the two. Read More
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    How can I quit smoking?

    The health benefits of quitting smoking begin immediately and are significant over time. Talk with your doctor about a plan that will work for you and prepare ahead of time to deal with emotional and physical cravings. Nicotine causes both physical and psychological dependence, which may result in withdrawal symptoms...Read More
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    Are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD's) hereditary?

    Both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis appear to have a genetic component, meaning that these diseases run in families. In fact, about 15% to 30% of people with IBD have a family member with the condition. 
    Also, people of Jewish heritage, particularly the Ashkenazi Jewish population, have an increased risk of developing...Read More
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    What are common allergens?

    Allergies occur when your body has an exaggerated response to a harmless substance, known as an allergen. Common allergens include pollen, pet dander, dust mites, cockroaches, mold spores, certain foods (including eggs, milk, peanut, soy, wheat, shellfish, and tree nut), latex rubber, poison ivy,...Read More
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    How long do I have to wait for a liver transplant?

    The period of waiting for liver transplantation varies depending on factors including the type of transplant to be performed, severity of illness, and others. During this challenging period, it is important for patients to maintain their physical and emotional health as well as possible, to maintain...Read More
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    What are the symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?

    Most symptoms seen in children and adolescents with oppositional defiant disorder also occur at times in children without this disorder, especially around the ages or 2 or 3, or during the teenage years. Many children, especially when they are tired, hungry, or upset, tend to disobey, argue with parents,...Read More
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    What are expanded criteria organs?

    Aggressive expanded criteria protocols enable surgeons at both transplant programs to safely use more organs for transplantation. Expanded criteria organs are organs that may not meet the usual criteria for transplantation, but are nevertheless healthy enough for a successful transplant. Organs in...Read More