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Listen: Tick Bites and Avoidance

If you spend time outdoors or have pets that go outdoors; you need to be aware of ticks and tick bites. Dr. Doug MacQueen, infectious disease specialist,  discusses steps to avoid tick bites.

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Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Cayuga Health System

Advances in technology are making strides in the world of orthopedic surgery. If a tool provides consistent and reproducible results, it is added to the surgeon’s arsenal for treating patients.

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Listen: Lori Davis, NP discusses women’s sexual health

“I know these conversations are really difficult, but it’s also on all of us as providers to have the courage to ask the questions. We have to get to a point where we normalize this discussion.”

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The Down Low on the Down Slope: Preventing Skiing-Related Injuries

Downhill, cross-country, skate skiing, even uphill—on groomed trails, off the beaten path, through the forest, or across a snowed-over golf course—skiing popularity remains evergreen. Of course, along with the joy and exhilaration of the sport comes skiing-related injuries.

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?

For those who are obese, losing weight with diet and exercise doesn’t always provide the results needed for optimal health. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) above 40—or those with a BMI above 35 and who experience comorbidities—may be candidates for bariatric weight loss surgery.

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Signs of Melanoma: Be Aware So You Can Catch Cancer Early

Although melanoma is not the most common form of skin cancer, it is one of the most aggressive. However, unlike many other types of cancer, the patient has a lot of control when it comes to prevention and early detection.

With the proper precautions, including keeping your skin safe from the sun and regular visits to the dermatologist, melanoma can be removed from the body during its early stages—or avoided altogether.

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