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Wounds that take longer than two to four weeks to heal can signal a potential health risk that requires medical treatment. While chronic, slow-healing wounds are often caused by diabetes and poor blood circulation, obesity, nutritional deficiencies and infections also play a role. Determinin…

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Senior drivers learn how age-related changes in mobility, touch/grip, vision, hearing and cognition can affect their driving in fitness assessments provided by Occupational Therapy at Cayuga Wellness Center’s Brentwood clinic.

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High blood pressure is a major health issue for residents of the Finger Lakes region as it is for most Americans, but the best treatments are readily available: diet modification and exercise. Choosing a healthier diet and getting more exercise are now the cornerstones for treating high bloo…

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A new generation of mammogram technology at Cayuga Medical Center provides a more sensitive and clinically proven breast cancer exam that facilitates earlier cancer detection and reduces callbacks for additional diagnostic testing. The technology called 3D mammography, or digital breast tomo…

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Ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal injury and affect people of all ages. They are common in activities with a lot of jumping or cutting, such as basketball and soccer. Simply walking on uneven ground, such as in a garden or on a cobblestone street, increases the chances of an …

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Back pain is a common health complaint and one of the most frequent reasons for missing time at work and going to primary care doctors. Most people will experience back pain at some point during their lives and for many it will be recurrent.

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Helping its members reap the benefits of regular workouts without risking exposure to COVID-19 has transformed Island Health & Fitness’s locations in Ithaca and Cayuga Heights with upgrades focused on reducing infection risks.

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Reports of some patients developing enlarged lymph nodes after a COVID-19 vaccination have raised questions about whether screening mammograms should be delayed following the vaccination. This stems from concerns that finding enlarged axillary lymph nodes following a vaccination could lead t…

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Physical fitness improvement is one of the most common resolutions for a new year but developing a fitness plan and sticking with an exercise regime over the months ahead can be a challenge. Setting a course to improve your fitness in 2021 is an admirable goal, and there are several things y…

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Cayuga Health’s popular quarterly Cayuga Health Magazine is now available to everyone in a new digital, interactive format. The content and focus of the magazine is to inform the community about expanded Cayuga Health services, sharing real patient and doctor experiences, as well as announci…