Health & Medicine

$203K WILL CREATE NEW SOCCER FIELD
3:05 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Magnarelli Center and nearby Field to Receive $350K in Upgrades

Assemblymember Bill Magnarelli speaks inside the Magnarelli Center Gymnasium with Mayor Stephanie Miner and others who use the center.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

The Magnarelli Community Center at McChesney Park is one of the busier recreation facilities in Syracuse that’s utilized by Youth and Seniors on the North Side.  Between the gym and an undeveloped green field next to Grant Middle School, residents will have an opportunity to play more basketball games during the cold weather and a soccer field down the road through a $350,000 grant.  Assemblymember Bill Magnarelli secured the funding and says his office received numerous calls for a soccer field.


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EBOLA PREPAREDNESS
11:06 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Upstate University Hospital Designated One of Eight Ebola Treatment Centers in NY

Credit upstate.edu

Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse has been chosen as one of eight hospitals across New York State to be  an Ebola treatment center.   It’s part of Governor Cuomo’s Ebola preparedness plan which he announced Thursday. Cuomo says he and the people of New York should not be surprised if a case of the virus occurred within the state.

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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT 2014
5:04 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Provides Wealth of Options and Information

The Medicare Open Enrollment period began Tuesday and will run through early December.
Credit thagroup.org

It is a time of opportunity, and possibly confusion, for seniors and other Central New Yorkers on Medicare.  The annual election period got underway on Wednesday, October 15th. The enrollment period is an opportunity is to move to a Medicare Advantage plan that better fits your health and budget, and Universal American can offer plans and advice about selecting coverage.  Colleen Schmidt, Northeast President for Universal American, advises people in Syracuse to consider what health issues they might face.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
1:49 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

New Treatments Might Mean Less Stress for Prostate Cancer Patients

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Credit zerocancer.org

  Most men know that they should get regular prostate cancer screenings, but not everybody does. New technology means that a trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t have to be as scary. 

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13th Anniversary of 9/11 Tragedy
1:21 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Ground Zero Volunteer Finally Gets Approved for Health Benefits 13 years after Sept 11th Attacks

Workers and volunteers at Ground Zero suffered health effects from dust and toxins, sometimes years after the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001
Credit wikimedia.org

  One person who ran toward ground zero right after the September 11th terrorist attacks is finally able to take some comfort in the anniversary.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on the fight one volunteer went through to get health benefits. 

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