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NPG October-November News: House Calls Program and Helpful Tips to Avoid the Flu

See below for a roundup of the latest news articles featuring the Nurse Practitioner Group and its providers.   Manhattan Times: Puzzle Practice Saturday, November 21, 2020 Marie Carmel Garcon, DNP, was featured in a story about the ColumbiaDoctors Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group House Calls program in Washington Heights and Inwood.   Cosmopolitan: 18 […]

NPG July News: Nurse Practitioners on the Front Line and the Future of Nursing

See below for a roundup of the latest news articles featuring the Nurse Practitioner Group and its providers.   Daily Nurse: Columbia’s Ferrara Talks About Nursing in a Time of Upheaval Friday, July 17, 2020 Stephen Ferrara, DNP, discusses the future of nursing, his work at the ColumbiaDoctors Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group, and the […]

NPG June News: Celebrating Pride Month and Welcoming In-Person Visits

See below for a roundup of the latest news articles featuring the Nurse Practitioner Group and its providers.   Columbia Nursing: ColumbiaDoctors Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group Celebrates Pride Month Thursday, July 2, 2020 Practitioners at the ColumbiaDoctors Nurse Practitioner Group share messages in support of LGBTQ+ individuals in celebration of Pride Month.   ColumbiaDoctors: Primary […]

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NPG May News: Nurse Practitioners Combat the Coronavirus

See below for a roundup of the latest news articles featuring the Nurse Practitioner Group and its providers.   Columbia University: A Nurse Practitioner Witnesses the Impact of Coronavirus on People of Color Wednesday, May 28, 2020 Rakiyah Jones, Nurse Practitioner Group provider and an assistant professor at Columbia Nursing, recalls his recent experiences at […]

Important Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines That Could Save Your Life

In the United States of America, a person dies every 37 seconds because of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines allow you to take your health into your own hands. We also hear the term “heart disease” often associated with this disease, and this heart condition is the leading cause of death for men and […]

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Complete Guide to Annual Health Screenings by Age

Health screenings are an essential aspect of preventative health for people of all ages. Your provider will often recommend tests when you come in.    What tests should you get when you are feeling healthy? What tests should you ask for?   There are age-specific tests that may not be needed every year as well […]

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5 Diabetes Self-Management Tips for a Healthier Life

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or you’ve had diabetes for a long time, it’s important to stay informed and be proactive with your health care. Following through with the latest research-based recommendations can greatly improve your quality of life.   Ready to take control of your own health? Let’s talk briefly about what diabetes is and […]

Transgender Healthcare: What You Need to Know

Individuals who identify as transgender have the same basic healthcare needs as everyone else. However, they may also require specialized care related to transitioning medically. Many transgender individuals face discrimination and uninformed healthcare professionals, making it extremely difficult to access services and get appropriate care.   In fact, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey1 found that […]

NPG September News: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Patients and Why to Avoid Alcohol While on Antibiotics

See below for a roundup of the latest news articles featuring the Nurse Practitioner Group and its providers.   Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Columbia Nurse Practitioners Meeting Unmet Needs of Patients Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Columbia University Irving Medical Center reported on how the Nurse Practitioner Group is helping to meet the diverse needs […]

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E-Cigarette Dangers – 5 Facts You Need to Know

Although marketed as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, experts have begun to sound the alarm about e-cigarette dangers. The growing popularity of this practice is concerning, especially since there are still no long-term studies on the effects of vaping.    According to a recent study, nearly 1 in 20 U.S. adults use e-cigarettes […]