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Protect your heart. Tips to keep your heart healthy.

Protect your heart. Tips to keep your heart healthy.

​By Dr. Pedro Gonzalez, Penn Yan Community Health, part of Finger Lakes Community Health. Danger signs you should know—and tips to keep your heart healthy.One of the first things we do as doctors when you come in for a visit is to listen to your heart. There’s a...

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Feeling your best in 2024

Feeling your best in 2024

​By Dr. Jacob Sprouse, Clinical Pharmacist, Finger Lakes Community Health. Being your best, healthy self is different for everyone. It depends on many factors including your age, gender, lifestyle, and baseline health; what we consider to be optimal wellness at 18 vs...

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How do you keep kids healthy in the winter?

How do you keep kids healthy in the winter?

​By Rebecca Martin, FNP, Penn Yan School-Based Health Center, part of Finger Lakes Community Health. When the cold weather arrives and your kids want to stay inside to play video games, or watch TV, what can you do to keep them active and healthy? Encourage them to go...

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PrEP is for Every Body

PrEP is for Every Body

​By Olivia Catalano, Reproductive Health Program Manager, Finger Lakes Community Health Join us October 23-29, as we take part in PrEP Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about medication that aims to decrease the risk of contracting HIV for those exposed to it...

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How do you talk with youth about difficult topics?

How do you talk with youth about difficult topics?

Is there a perfect time to talk to your kids and loved ones about important topics like relationships and sexual health? Yes, sexual health. Often not an easy topic to talk about with adults let alone kids but it’s surely an important one.

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School-Based Health Centers

School-Based Health Centers

Imagine having a medical facility on the campus of your child’s school. Now that’s a reality with the Penn Yan School-Based Health Center located at Penn Yan Elementary.

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Seven Tips for Conquering Holiday Stress

Seven Tips for Conquering Holiday Stress

If you’re like many of us, you put all kinds of pressure on yourself to make things, well, perfect. But that’s just not reality. Every event—from office parties to family gatherings—can be a source of stress. Take a look at these tips to make your holidays more enjoyable.

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Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Valuable information about the new COVID-19 Vaccines.  By Ellen Hey, FNP, Chief Quality Officer, and Dr. Jose Canario, Medical Director, Finger Lakes Community Health, an independent health care organization with eight health centers in the region. For many of us,...

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Medication paving the way to HIV prevention.

Medication paving the way to HIV prevention.

Medication paving the way to HIV prevention. By Ken Metasavage, Health Advocate, Finger Lakes Community Health, an independent healthcare organization with eight health centers in the region. HIV or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease that is transmitted...

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¡Imagínese contraer COVID-19 con su bebe!

¡Imagínese contraer COVID-19 con su bebe!

La experiencia de un trabajador agrícola con COVID-19. Camila (no es su nombre real), una trabajadora agrícola, se despertó con fiebre, dolores corporales, escalofríos, agotamiento y falta de apetito. Durante el fin de semana, su esposo y su hijo pequeño también se...

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More than 40% of children have tooth decay by Kindergarten!

More than 40% of children have tooth decay by Kindergarten!

 A leading chronic health issue for children in the U.S. By Dr. Anthony Mendicino, DDS/ Dental Director, and Laurie Turner, RDH /School-Based Dental Administrator, Finger Lakes Community Health. 40% of children have tooth decay? Yes, that’s a startling statistic but...

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Imagine getting COVID with your baby!

Imagine getting COVID with your baby!

One farmworker's experience with COVID-19. Camila (not her real name), an agricultural worker, woke up with a fever, body aches, chills, exhaustion, and had no appetite. Over the weekend her husband and young child also became sick. Two days later she called the...

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Community Health Centers offer help during COVID-19

Community Health Centers offer help during COVID-19

You can turn to Community Health Centers during COVID-19 or anytime. By Mary Zelazny, CEO, Finger Lakes Community Health, an independent healthcare organization with eight health centers in the region. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful, confusing time for all...

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Need to see a doctor during COVID-19? Choose a Virtual Visit.

Need to see a doctor during COVID-19? Choose a Virtual Visit.

Now you don’t have to come to the health center to see your provider for non-urgent medical conditions. Innovative telehealth technology often called “virtual visits” uses the power of the internet to deliver a medical consultation directly to you! You can use your...

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