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The Ultimate Guide for Sports Fans in Upstate New York

Being a sports fan in upstate New York means that you have to travel a long distance to see teams in the four major sports leagues (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey).

Your favorite teams may be from the opposite ends of New York state, from New York City up to Buffalo. Maybe you cheer on a team that you backed when you were young, or from where you grew up (I’m looking at you, Boston and Philadelphia fans who now live in upstate New York).

Just because the teams you see on television aren’t right around the corner doesn’t mean you can’t find a great game or sporting event in upstate New York. Here’s a guide to some of the games, competitions, tournaments, and cool places to go for the true sports fan.

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“It Made a Big Difference When I Switched to CDPHP!”

Laura G. is learning the importance of taking care of her health.

When Laura met Ariffa Bevin, a Community Advocate at CDPHP, the two immediately started talking about the importance of getting routine care. Those conversations encouraged Laura to take the next steps to get healthier, including seeing a primary care doctor on a regular basis, who she trusts and likes going to see.

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Mental Health and the Holidays: Tips to Keep You Healthy

What comes to mind for you during the holidays?

You may think about time with family and friends. Maybe you think of decorations, presents, or even holiday music.

For some people, the thought of the holidays can introduce feelings of stress – about work, family, finances, and about how to balance it all. Feelings of anxiety or depression can also develop during the holidays, and that’s why it’s important to be aware when they come on.

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Tips to Avoid Poison Ivy (And What to Do if you Can’t)

As a kid, I loved being outside. I helped with a tiny bit of yard work, but one of my favorite activities was throwing a tennis ball against the garage and pretending to be my favorite baseball player.

The driveway at my parents’ house was lined with bushes that were knee-high, and on the other side of those bushes, poison ivy would grow every year. Somehow, a ball would always roll into that patch of poison ivy, or I would walk through it while cleaning up sticks and twigs from the yard. The end result was a week or more of me wanting to continuously scratch my arm, hand, or leg, and my mom doing her best to keep me comfortable.

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