Healthcare Library

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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Nonsurgical care treats uterine fibroids

By Dr. Roman Politi

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus that can become symptomatic in the years before menopause. While fibroids are a common condition, most women have no symptoms from the tumors. But for some women, uterine fibroids can result in pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and pressure on the bladder or bowel.

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Getting a good night’s rest

Medical Director of the Cayuga Center For Healthy Living, Dr. Donna Sandidge, invites you to a discussion about getting a good night’s rest, Wednesday evening starting at 7pm at the Cayuga Wellness Center.

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Broken Heart Syndrome

Cardiologist Dr. Brian Marino from the Cayuga Heart Institute explains Broken Heart Syndrome.

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Treating back pain with minimally invasive surgery

By Dr. Vassilios Dimopoulos

Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes movement difficult, and the condition is among the most common reasons patients see their physicians. For most patients, conservative treatments involving rest, medications, physical therapy or massage will resolve back pains. However, a small percentage of patients will need spinal surgery to correct conditions that are responsible for their back pain. Increasingly, minimally invasive surgery is used in these spinal procedures.

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