Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets

ImageLast month in New York City, drug stores were already advertising flu shots, which health officials were urging people to get early. Demand for vaccines and other preventive care has declined sharply since the arrival of coronavirus.Credit…Bryan R. Smith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Americans vastly scaled back their preventive health…

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Tie Dye Not Required

Credit the Grateful Dead for the union of Samantha Fishbein and Avi Sage. Ms. Fishbein, 31, grew up in Roslyn, N.Y., listening to the Grateful Dead and seeing shows with her parents, Ilene and Dr. Benjamin Fishbein. Mr. Sage had a similar experience with his parents, Alison and Michael Sage. “I find I can always…

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At Home for All the Holidays

Despite the fact that Damon Dickinson and Neil Alpert are Jewish, the couple have celebrated Christmas with Mr. Dickinson’s family each of the last four years. “Growing up Catholic, so many of my poignant life moments with my immediate or extended families were Christmas-related, so I have a lot of special memories there,” said Mr.…

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A Relationship Built on Resiliency

Dr. Lisa Jacobs had low expectations for online dating. So low in fact, that after matching on Tinder in December 2017 with Marinus Kerstens, who goes by Mark, she made sure to eat dinner before their first date, thinking it would be for only a drink. Mr. Kerstens showed up ready for a full meal.…

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How I Finally Got to Know My Father by Asking About His Past

I adored my father. He’s the parent I felt an affinity with, the one I thought understood me. But when I was growing up in Brooklyn in the late ’40s and early ’50s, he was rarely home. He worked overtime as a cutter in the garment district, late into the evening during the week and…

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From Asia to Africa, China Promotes Its Vaccines to Win Friends

The Philippines will have quick access to a Chinese coronavirus vaccine. Latin American and Caribbean nations will receive $1 billion in loans to buy the medicine. Bangladesh will get over 100,000 free doses from a Chinese company. Never mind that China is still most likely months away from mass producing a vaccine that is safe…

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Veterinary college team IDs gene that drives ovarian cancer

ITHACA, N.Y. — High-grade serious ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States, yet little is known about the origins of this disease. Now, scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine have collaborated on a study that pinpoints which specific genes drive — or delay — this deadly…

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Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children, study finds

New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children. The study, led by King’s College London and supported by the British Heart Foundation and Tommy’s charity, examined how an antenatal diet and physical activity intervention in pregnant women with obesity could positively influence the…

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Buschmann and Ross receive funding for capstone project design

Michael Buschmann, Department Chair and Professor, Bioengineering, and Shani Ross, Associate Chair/Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, have received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a senior-year capstone course and summer clinical immersion program for bioengineering students. The researchers aim to accomplish three things via this effort. First, they will establish a…

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