Health & Medicine

Medical Technology
1:45 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Computerized Dummy Brings Auburn Medical Classroom to Life

Auburn Community Hospital clinical staff roll Pat onto his side after the simulator starts gagging during a training session on Monday, July 30, 2013.
Credit Valerie Crowder, WAER News

Patrick Richards, “Pat,” couldn’t stop coughing, just as two nurses at Auburn Community Hospital rushed into his room.  An abnormal heartbeat sent the 50-year-old man to ACH’s emergency department Monday afternoon, where he later had a stroke and a heart attack.  He almost died, but two nurses and a respiratory therapist revived him through CPR and electric therapy.

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Health & Medicine
3:00 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

Skipping breakfast is risky.
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Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Breakfast has long gotten a good rap for everything from aiding weight loss to improving focus in the classroom.

And ever since the Alameda County study in California back in the 1960s linked breakfast — along with a host of other habits — to a longer lifespan, there's been a societal push towards breaking the fast.

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Innovation Economy
5:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Upstate's Redevelopment of Kennedy Square Could Lure Businesses Looking for Start-Up NY Tax Breaks

The Central New York Biotech Accelerator recently built by Upstate Medical University is already attracting businesses interested in taking advantage of Tax Free NY
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

 

 Some of the construction and development Upstate Medical University is doing in Syracuse could fit perfectly with the Governor's Start-Up New York Initiative.  Research projects already underway could pave the way to future growth.

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Health
4:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

How to Beat the CNY Heat

Onondaga County Health Department warns summer’s hot weather can lead to serious heat-related illness.
Credit Onondaga County Health Department's Web Site

With scorching temperatures in Central New York, health officials say everyone should start taking precautions to beat the heat.  Drinking plenty of water, avoiding drinks with caffeine or alcohol, taking breaks, and wearing light colored clothes can help residents avoid becoming sick.  Residents should first recognize the signs of staying outside in the heat too long, Onondaga Health Department Spokesperson Melanie Droder warns.

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HEALTH CARE
6:14 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

New Course Aims to Break Down Language Barriers Between Patients and Doctors

Onondaga


Community College is partnering with a medical interpreting firm to offer a course aimed at more thoroughly training interpreters who help non-english speakers communicate with their doctors.  The need for interpreters has grown as  Central New York becomes home to more refugees who speak many different languages. 


Multi-cultural Association of Medical Interpreters  Executive Director Cornelia Brown says the 135-hour course gives future interpreters the extensive training they need to ensure doctors and nurses understand the needs of the patient.

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