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Schools take mental health into their own hands

Educators and administrators say students need mental health resources more than ever. That does not mean they are getting them. Mental health counseling jobs have a 40% vacancy rate statewide, a …

After 2 years of few flu cases, experts not sure what to expect

After two years of fewer influenza cases – attributed to measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 – public health officials are not sure what the coming season will bring, except …

The $100,000 Cortland County has allocated from federal COVID-recovery grants has recouped some spending on mental-health care in schools, but still doesn’t solve the problem, a health agency …

The state Health Department announced Wednesday it plans to expand eligibility for the Monkeypox vaccine to all at-risk individuals as it gets 15,000 doses of vaccine from the federal …

Bridging the gap

Her bad experiences have ranged from rudeness to outright life-threatening – and Cortland County hopes to make that better. Erin Vallely, 27, of Dryden, knows the importance of health …

LGBTQ center starting groups, may open to public soon

An LGBTQ space in Cortland is resuming its meeting groups and may open soon to the public following a coronavirus pandemic-inspired hiatus.

The Tompkins County Health Department has received a limited supply of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, which it's reserving for high-risk Tompkins County residents. The vaccine will be available at …

‘There is hope’

One person in the United States dies of suicide every 11 minutes. In 2020, 1.2 million adults attempted suicide. Eleven million more thought about it. Those figures from the national Centers of …

A prior positive test for monkeypox in a Tompkins County patient was false, the state Health Department told the county this week, but a new case has been confirmed to replace it. The Tompkins …

While people with opioid addictions may feel alone, a group of people gathered Wednesday outside Guthrie Cortland Medical Center to explain how they are ready to help. The representatives of the …

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