Health & Medicine

Medicare Open Enrollment
9:41 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Seniors get a jump on Medicare Open Enrollment at State Fair

Fidelis Care had a booth at the State Fair during Senior Day to help with Medicare decisions.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Choosing a Medicare plan is probably not on the minds of seniors attending the state fair during Tuesday's senior day. 

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Health & Medicine
3:37 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Local Fundraising March to Help Those With Eating Disorders Draws a Crowd

People turned out this weekend to Long Branch Park to support Ophelia's Place, which helps people with eating disorders.
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

More than 100 people strolled to show their support for a world without eating disorders at Liverpool's Long Branch Park this weekend.

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Cicero Swamp Spraying
8:57 am
Thu August 22, 2013

First Finding of EEE Virus in 2 Years Prompts Mosquito Spraying in Onondaga County

EEE virus identified in mosquito pools in Onondaga County
Credit CDC.gov

Onondaga County is planning to spray for mosquitoes after the first finding of the Triple E virus in two years.  Mosquito pools in the Cicero swamp area came back positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis earlier this month. 


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Obesity Study
2:43 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

New York Among Leanest States, but Waistlines Still a Growing Problem

New York Ranks 47th in adult obesity study...but still almost one-in-four adults seriously overweight.
Credit Debate.org

New York State – and particularly Upstate – has lower obesity rates than just about every other state in the nation.  A new study credits policies and attitudes in New York…but it comes with a caution. 


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Lung Cancer Detection
3:56 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Could a Change in Cancer Screening Save 20,000 Lives a Year? A Syracuse Cancer Center Believes So.

Heavy current and ex-smokers could get life-saving screenings under new recommendations.
Credit lungcancer.org

A Syracuse cancer treatment center has started using a new screening method that could save 20-thousand

lives a year in the U-S.  A change of Federal recommendations is in the works to find more lung cancer.

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