Health & Medicine

2:41 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Nationally Renowned Autism Expert in Liverpool to Speak to Parents

Dr. Temple Grandin from the University of Colorado.
Credit Temple Grandin's Website.

A nationally renowned expert in Autism has made her way to Syracuse to speak with parents tonight.  Dr. Temple Grandin has been heard on NPR’s Fresh Air and has been sharing her life through books and appearances.  Grandin says she received very early childhood intervention when she was a child. One of the problems Grandin sees with kids on the higher end of the Autism spectrum is they’re not learning work skills.  She says that instruction needs happen well before High School Graduation.

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Surgeon General Report
3:12 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

New York Cancer Officials Recall Start of Health Concerns about Smoking

A 1964 Surgeon General Study made first widespread claims that smoking caused cancer and other diseases

  New York Cancer prevention officials are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the study that began decades of trying to get people to either quit – or never start – smoking.  

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Child Abuse Prevention
8:17 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Grants, Community Help Improve McMahon Ryan Child Center

McMahon Ryan waiting areas and treatment rooms have received some new furnishings. They're made to make children feel comfortable.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse starts 2014 with some positive changes in both its home and its programs.  The center benefited from 90-thousand dollars in grants from the Central New York Community Foundation as well as other gifts and fundraising.  

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Home Instead Senior Care
1:42 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Could be Dangerous for Seniors: Time to Check In and Help Out

Seniors might need some special attention in the frigid cold weather.

  Central New Yorkers are being asked during this cold snap to pay a little more attention to residents who might be overlooked.  There are some particular risks seniors face in the icy weather.

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Affordable Care Act
7:48 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Health Care Seekers in CNY Face Several Different Deadlines that Need Explaining

Patient navigators at ACR Health in CNY helping people understand the new health care law.

  Deadlines are rapidly approaching for Central New Yorkers looking for healthcare. With the new Affordable Health Care Act, people need to be aware of rules and important dates that are looming. 

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