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Columbia researchers are working with the MTA on a project aimed at strengthening the resilience of public transit during public health disasters.
Obstacles remain before the world reaches the point of eliminating AIDS, but new prevention technologies and outreach programs are reasons to be optimistic about the future.
The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. A new study shows that decades of inhaled particulates due to air pollution also take a toll.
Initial reports of the bivalent booster’s effectiveness have created confusion among the public. David Ho discusses his own results, the bottom line, and what to expect from COVID this winter.
- November 10, 2022
Cases of COVID, influenza, and RSV are surging in children and adults, along with a slew of other infectious diseases that went under the radar during the first two years of the pandemic.
- October 31, 2022
Quick fixes are not the answer when seeking ways to boost your immunity or increase your protection against infection.
- September 13, 2022
Columbia physicians explain why long COVID is still a “thing” and what we need to know to better identify and treat patients with the syndrome.
- September 6, 2022
An infectious diseases expert explains why the new boosters target the omicron variant and who should get one.
- August 30, 2022
The coming COVID boosters aren't the only vaccines adults should consider. Now's a good time for people over 18 to make sure they're up to date with flu, tetanus, and other routine vaccines.
- August 26, 2022
More than 90% of Americans have been immunized against polio, but the news is still unsettling and has many wondering if they’re at risk of becoming infected or even paralyzed.
- August 17, 2022
Three infectious disease experts at Columbia University Irving Medical Center presented the latest updates on monkeypox at a briefing Aug. 16 for CUIMC faculty, staff, and students.
- August 9, 2022
The monkeypox has recently been declared a public health emergency in the United States and experts have expressed concern that the virus could become endemic.
- July 5, 2022
The latest omicron subvariants—especially the currently dominant BA.4 and BA.5 forms—are even better at eluding vaccines and most treatments, find researchers at Columbia University.
- June 28, 2022
Community outreach and restricting online scheduling to certain zip codes helped increase vaccine uptake among Black and Hispanic residents, new study says.