The rise of heroin use around central New York is being seen by those who try and help addicts with drug treatment. Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare will host a free virtual tour on Wednesday. Spokesperson Ronald Wood says there’s no escaping the spike in heroin use, which he calls the most common source of drug abuse in the region.
Just when Central New Yorkers thought winter was over, it appears the flu season is also sticking around. It's almost a repeat of last year – where one virus predominates the season, peters out and another strain replaces it, say Onondaga County health officials. County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen says the H1N1 virus has faded, but influenza type B has been trending up during the past week.