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How do you know when your thyroid is a problem?

How do you know when your thyroid is a problem?

By FLCH Medical Director, Dr. Morgan Paul, Bath Community Health, part of Finger Lakes Community Health which is an independent healthcare organization with health centers in the region. More than 12% of the U.S. population will experience a thyroid condition at some...

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

By Olivia Clinton (she/her), Health Advocate and Certified Lactation Counselor, Finger Lakes Community Health with nine health centers in the region. When you are pregnant, there are so many decisions to make. Choosing whether to breastfeed or not is one of those...

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...

Feeling your best in 2024

Feeling your best in 2024

​By Jacob Sprouse, Pharm.D., 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...

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...

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...

Are they just teenagers or could it be depression?

Are they just teenagers or could it be depression?

Teenage years are often defined by angst, rebellion, and breaking away from family in a search for independence. But symptoms of depression are not “normal” in adolescent development and should be taken seriously.