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More than 40% of children have tooth decay by Kindergarten!

More than 40% of children have tooth decay by Kindergarten!

 A leading chronic health issue for children in the U.S. By Dr. Anthony Mendicino, DDS/ Dental Director, and Laurie Turner, RDH /School-Based Dental Administrator, Finger Lakes Community Health. 40% of children have tooth decay? Yes, that’s a startling statistic but...
Imagine getting COVID-19 with your husband and new baby?

Imagine getting COVID-19 with your husband and new baby?

One farmworker’s experience with COVID-19. Camila (not her real name), an agricultural worker, woke up with a fever, body aches, chills, exhaustion, and had no appetite. Over the weekend her husband and young child also became sick. Two days later she called the...
Community Health Centers offer help during COVID-19

Community Health Centers offer help during COVID-19

You can turn to Community Health Centers during COVID-19 or anytime. By Mary Zelazny, CEO, Finger Lakes Community Health, an independent healthcare organization with eight health centers in the region. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful, confusing time for all...
Need to see a doctor during COVID-19? Choose a Virtual Visit.

Need to see a doctor during COVID-19? Choose a Virtual Visit.

Now you don’t have to come to the health center to see your provider for non-urgent medical conditions. Innovative telehealth technology often called “virtual visits” uses the power of the internet to deliver a medical consultation directly to you! You can use your...
Getting the help you need with mental health and substance abuse

Getting the help you need with mental health and substance abuse

Where do you turn if you’re just not yourself? By Amanda Felice, MS, LMHC, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Finger Lakes Community Health  Feeling anxious or down in the dumps? Maybe a family member or friend is abusing alcohol or drugs. These are hard topics...