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New Weill Qatar program trains medical interpreters

Communication between medical students and patients took a leap forward recently when 25 people -- out of an applicant pool of 150 -- completed a seven-day training program for medical interpreters at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. (June 30, 2006)

New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center are the first in the New York City metropolitan area to successfully implant into the brain arteries a new stent specifically designed to treat high-risk stroke patients.

Electrocardiogram helps predict risk for congestive heart failure in hypertensive patients

An electrocardiogram is an effective tool for detecting risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with hypertension, according to a new study by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Spending summer at the Gateways to a bright future

The Gateways to the Laboratory Program invites a select group of minority and disadvantaged college students to participate in 10 weeks of research at Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Sloan-Kettering Institute and Rockefeller University, granting them a unique opportunity and boosting their odds of getting into an M.D. or Ph.D. graduate program after college. (December 15, 2005)

Biofortified, iron-rich rice improves the nutrition of women, study by Cornell researcher shows for the first time

In the first study to test people who eat foods that have been bred for higher-than-normal concentrations of micronutrients, nutritional sciences professor Jere Haas and colleagues found that the iron status of women who ate iron-rich rice was 20 percent higher than those who ate traditional rice. (November 29, 2005)

Cornell to co-host avian flu conference Nov. 30 in D.C.

Cornell University has teamed up with the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., to co-host a conference to create dialogues among public health, animal health and wildlife management experts from both government and the private sector. (November 23, 2005)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell research brings new insights, hope for the treatment of male infertility

New research is expanding what we know about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility in men. A team from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City demonstrated the effectiveness of microsurgical sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Katie Couric salutes 'heroes' who treat cancer at Jay Monahan Center

'You are the unsung heroes and heroines of our society,' media star Katie Couric, co-anchor of NBC's 'Today' show, said in a moving speech to doctors and other health-care professionals gathered to discuss crucial updates and issues in gastrointestinal cancers.

Hypnotic suggestion can reduce conflict in human brain

A new study using an old, misunderstood technique -- hypnotic suggestion -- finds the brain can override responses experts have long assumed to be ingrained and automatic, such as reading. (Aug. 1, 2005)