Healthy Living: 8 Easy Dinners With Ingredients You Likely Already Have

Busy weeknight dinners often mean staring into the pantry at 5:30 p.m. wondering what you’ll have on the table by 6 p.m. With these easy meals, you can quickly prepare a healthy and flavorful dinner using ingredients that you likely have on hand already! Combining the meats you have in the refrigerator or freezer, whatever vegetables are ready to be […]

Healthy Senior: Dealing with nocturnal leg cramps: causes and remedies

Q.  What exactly is a “charley horse” and why do I get them in my legs at night? According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, the term “charley horse” was first used in the 1880s by baseball players to describe a muscle cramp. No one knows the true origin, but the dictionary says: “Among the more likely theories proposed […]

You can cut your heart disease risk

CMC treatments and patient education programs can help you reduce your risks for a leading cause of death in our region Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in Tompkins and surrounding counties for five of the last 10 years. Mortality records show heart disease and cancer trading places as the top cause of death nearly every other […]

Healthy Senior: Antibiotics and superbugs are a growing threat to global health

Q.  I had a bad cold so I asked my doctor for an antibiotic. He seemed reluctant, but I insisted and he gave me the prescription. I was supposed to take it for 10 days, but I stopped after 7 because I felt better and I… Stop! Next you’ll tell me you prefer not to cover your mouth when you […]

Women’s Health: How to keep your skin looking young and healthy at any age

Staying young, vibrant, and healthy is a goal that many strive for, regardless of age. While aging is a natural part of life, there are things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. In this article, we cover some tried-and-true skincare tips for every age. Protect Your Skin from the Sun Exposure to the sun leads […]

Healthy Living: Five healthier ingredient swap ideas for sweet treats

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No matter what you wrote down for your New Year’s Resolution, every once in a while, your sweet tooth cravings may get the best of you. Because sometimes, you might need that pick-me-up cookie after a long day. Unfortunately, all that sugar can add up and leave you feeling tired and slow. Luckily, there are many substitutes that will satisfy […]

Small steps can lower your blood pressure

Starting an exercise routine can add up to lowering your blood pressure and controlling your weight, both of which pose major health risks for about half of U.S. adults. High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risks of having a stroke, developing heart disease, and damaging vital organs. High blood pressure doubles the risk of cardiovascular complications compared to those […]

Healthy Living: 5 healthy smoothie and breakfast pairings for busy mornings

Are you looking for a way to incorporate all of your daily fruits and vegetables into one yummy blended drink? Smoothies are a filling, nourishing, and on-the-go friendly way to fuel your body. They’re jam-packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins and can be paired with some simple breakfast items for a delicious, fuel-packed meal that will keep you going strong […]

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause frequent heartburn, acid indigestion

Gastroesophageal reflux happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Most patients have experienced occasional bouts of reflux and may call the burning sensation heartburn. However, when acid reflux happens repeatedly over time, it can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, says Peter T. Brennan, MD, of Cayuga Gastroenterology. […]

Talking about the dreaded kidney stone

Q. I’ve heard the worst pain you can experience is from passing a kidney stone. True? I had a friend who served in the Royal Air Force in World War II. On a bombing run over Germany, his co-pilot started to pass a kidney stone. The pain was so bad that the poor guy wanted to jump out of the […]

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