Health & Medicine

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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Employment News
2:29 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Medicaid Transportation Company Plans 80 New Jobs at Downtown Syracuse Call Center

MAS CEO Russ Maxwell makes new jobs announcement
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

A Syracuse company that manages Medicaid transportation announced Wednesday it will add 80 new jobs in its Syracuse headquarters. 

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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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