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.
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.
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.