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In his book, “Living Cancer,” Columbia oncologist Michael Weiner tells the stories of his patients and reflects on his 360-degree view of cancer as a physician, patient, and parent.
The HPV vaccine has great potential to reduce the rate of cervical cancer in Africa, where Columbia researchers are trying to increase vaccination rates with texts.
Columbia’s Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD, has co-authored new recommendations to help pediatricians address emotional and behavioral health issues in children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Compared with adults, children produce a very different antibody response after infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, suggesting they clear the virus easily.
- November 4, 2020
Community health workers at NYP/CUIMC were needed more than ever during the pandemic, helping patients access the resources they needed to stay healthy and safe.
- September 3, 2020
The new pediatric palliative care team works to ease children's pain and ensure that each family's values and preferences are heard and respected.
- June 20, 2020
A new study reveals how P. aeruginosa bacteria—which cause many deaths worldwide from pneumonia—commandeer our immune defenses to thrive inside the lungs.
- May 8, 2020
For new mothers with COVID-19 who delivered at Columbia, the clinic offers telemedicine and safe care for newborns in the first week of life, regardless of the mother’s health insurance status.
- February 17, 2020
A nasal spray created by Columbia researchers prevented transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the spray could also prevent transmission of the coronavirus in people.
- February 10, 2020
A 2018 study found that children from poor neighborhoods fare worse after heart surgery compared with kids from wealthier areas. Now Columbia researchers are trying to understand why.
- December 19, 2019
Physician-scientist Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, has been named chief of the Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
- December 18, 2019
In the United States, the drug hydroxyurea has helped reduce strokes caused by sickle cell disease. Now a team from Columbia and Makerere University is testing if it can do the same in Uganda.
- November 25, 2019
This year’s flu season is off to an early start, and one of the active strains is known to hit children harder. Columbia pediatrician Melissa Stockwell explains why kids should get a flu shot.