Health & Medicine

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

  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

  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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10:44 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Singers, Rappers, Dancers Part of HIV/AIDS Outreach Effort

  ACR Health’s second annual Red Carpet Extravaganza will have song, dance and drag performances, while also educating the community about HIV and AIDS.  Intervention specialist Daniel Reed says statistics show which people are more likely to contract the disease. 

In 2010, young gay bisexual men accounted for 72 percent of the new HIV infections among all persons aged 13 to 24…even though they represent just two percent of the U.S. population.  Reed says the statistics should inspire the community to get involved in finding solutions. 

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Cancer Prevention and Detection Series
6:41 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

One Type of Cancer Screening Does More than Detect, It Actually Prevents Disease

Colorectal cancer might be the easiest to prevent and detect -- if people get needed screening.

  One fairly common type of cancer here in Central New York has a real barrier to detection…but it’s also one of the easiest to prevent.  We wrap up our series on cancer screening and prevention today.

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4:45 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

St. Joseph's New Surgical Tower Set to Open This Month

The ribbon was cut today on the new Christina M. Nappi Surgical Tower at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  A new $63 million surgical tower at St. Joseph’s Hospital is complete and ready to open later this month. The 104,000 square-foot addition features 110 private rooms with a view of Syracuse’s North Side Neighborhood. The hospital says research has shown private rooms create a healing environment that leads to people healing at a faster rate. Dr. Howard Zucker, the acting State Health Commissioner, says years ago, people’s senses automatically made them feel hospitals are not a place they would want to go visit.

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