Health

‘You had to think on your feet’

Ten victims were scattered Wednesday across a courtyard – including the 16-year-old who hit a bus of people while texting and driving – some lay unconscious, the bus driver repeatedly …

Cayuga Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GoldPlus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients …

NILES — The Cayuga County Health Department closed two bathing beaches Tuesday because of harmful algal blooms: Camp Y Owasco in Niles and the Owasco Yacht Club in Owasco, both on Owasco Lake. …

The kids are (mostly) all right

Janelle Hess missed a lot in her first two years of high school: the pleasure of getting lost on the first day of her freshman year; hanging out with friends in the lunchroom; waiting for the bus or …

Cayuga Medical Center has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2024-25 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. …

‘A shockingly long way to go’

The adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act 34 years ago was the start of improvement, but not the end, Cortland County’s leading advocate said as she discussed its upcoming …

Cortland County homeowners can receive a $100 rebate on septic system maintenance by attending a free workshop on septic systems, the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District announced …

‘To be able to self advocate is so huge’

Being a patient can be daunting, said Alex Mikowski – it’s not always easy to ask doctors questions, medical systems can be hard to navigate and sometimes, professionals are bound by …

A food handler at Queen Subs on Port Watson Street in Cortland has contracted hepatitis A, the Cortland County Health Department reported Thursday, leading the county to offer a vaccine to people who …

ITHACA — Cayuga Health and Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes have announced their affiliation effective July 1. “The Cayuga Cancer Center has worked closely with CRC for …

Teen honored today for efforts against nicotine

The opponent: Big tobacco companies, who spend $500,000 per day in New York as part of the billions of dollars they spend nationally per year. The people trying to keep them from gaining a …

How to keep kids off drugs: Hook them on ukuleles

After three hours of learning, Cortland kids have been performing songs on the ukulele, but they are learning more than just chords. An eight-session class of free ukulele lessons has proven so …

COVID cases rise in summertime spike

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have increased in the past couple of weeks across New York, in a spike that’s a fraction of the worst spike of the coronavirus pandemic, but still has seen a death …

Feeding kids for the summer

        By KAYLA GUILLEN Staff Intern Kguillen@cortlandstandard.com   Children lined up at Suggett Park in Cortland to get a free …

Practice firework safety on 4th of July

Here’s your gentle reminder that “legal sparkling devices” are the only type of firework that’s legal in New York state, Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a news release. …

CPR saves at least fifth Cortland-area life since December

Cortland emergency personnel used CPR to save a 39-year-old Cortland man’s life, another in several successful CPR applications this year. Cortland Fire Department Deputy Chief Derek Reynolds …

A hernia occurs when tissue bulges out through an opening or weakness in the muscular wall. Hernias can develop in any part of the abdomen, but the groin, navel, or the site of a previous surgery are …

Legislators approve $6.4M in mental health building bids

Cortland County legislators approved spending $6.4 million Thursday to renovate the new mental-health building – much of it grant-funded, but still more than the $5 million in federal grants. …

Tick population is on the rise, just like the temperature

 

The Alzheimer’s Association will present a program July 11 at Cortland County’s Age Well Center at 165 Main St., Cortland on how dementia affects communication. The event, from 3 to …

The Cortland County Office for Aging will distribute coupons for farmers markets to people over 60 through July. Eligible recipients must meet income criteria — $2,322 per month for an …

The Cortland Interfaith Council, a merger of the Interfaith Association and the Cortland County Council of Churches, plans a series of events in July, SummerFest 2024, to combine body-strengthening …

Years of planning, a year of work and $3.5 million later – Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s new parking lot and entrance was completed June 14. The $3.5 million project to …

Guthrie is pleased to welcome these providers in the greater Cortland area. •Dr. Robert Kale is a fellowship-trained anesthesiologist at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. Kale completed his …

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