Obesity is not a result of individuals making bad or unhealthy choices. It is about the kinds of food that are made available to people, the ways they are presented, and the difficulty of gaining a nuanced and personalized understanding of diet and nutrition.
It’s been another year of many challenges, but not one without triumphs. As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reminded of some incredible moments, exciting discoveries, and amazing people who led the way. Here are a few of them.
This discussion with Columbia’s Dr. Ethel Siris explains some of the most important aspects of life-long bone health, including ways of preventing osteoporosis starting at any age and when and how to seek treatment for fragile bones. Plus, common sense—yet often-overlooked—tips on avoiding fractures.
Losing weight isn't as easy as reversing the lifestyle changes that made you gain it; genetics and socioeconomic context play a huge role. Weight loss surgery is not only medically-proven, it's life-saving, but none of this is straightforward.
Alusine and Isatu Jalloh traveled 4,300 miles from home to give their girls the chance for a better life. 9 days before Covid hit NYC, our team of surgeons successfully separated the conjoined twins. This is their remarkable story.
We caught up with Joe Lorenz and Noah Landguth, wildland firefighters and Covid-19 vaccination volunteers at Columbia, to learn more about their time in NYC, the record-breaking 2021 fire season, and what’s next for them both.