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No Surgery, No Scars: A New Treatment For Fibroadenoma

If you have a breast fibroadenoma, there may be a new solution for you. The Columbia Clinical Breast Program now offers echotherapy, a new non-invasive treatment.
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, affecting 25% of the population. Without intervention, it can lead to significant liver damage in a smaller group of those patients.
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NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital provides the most comprehensive care available for babies with multiple and complex congenital anomalies. “While other centers can handle a single system disease, our multidisciplinary team can address the most challenging patients all in one place, and provide the most advanced circulatory support for those with heart, lung and airway malformations,” says William Middlesworth, MD, director of the Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program.
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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of liver disease among children. Undetected and untreated, it can lead to significant liver injury. To meet the needs of patients, and to serve a growing number of referrals, NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has created a dedicated clinic for the study and management of this condition.
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Tetralogy of Fallot was in the news, as talk show host Jimmy Kimmel described the birth of his son whose skin turned a purplish hue with the first few hours. At NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, pediatric cardiac surgeons are making great advances in the surgery for tetralogy of Fallot, correcting these defects in a single-stage operation.
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Surgeons at NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital have the highest success rate in the nation for primary repair of biliary atresia (BA), a congenital defect that causes bile to back up into the liver, usually resulting in the need for a liver transplant within the first two years of a child’s life. And in cases where a transplant is needed, our transplantation team has made great strides with living donors.
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Eggs are a fantastic source of inexpensive, high quality protein. In fact, one egg contains seven grams of protein in addition to 14 essential nutrients including choline and vitamin D. They are easily digested and great for patients experiencing digestive symptoms. However, not all eggs are created equal, so let’s take a look at the differences between eggs by looking at labels……
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Gastric bypass surgery, performed for over 50 years, is one of the most common weight loss operations in the United States. Columbia bariatric surgeon, Dr. Abraham Krikhely tells why it’s especially effective for those with GERD (acid reflux) and diabetes.
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