Health & Medicine

RX Drug Abuse
5:34 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Could Point to RX Drug Abuse Link to Heroin

Prescription Drug Abuse remains problem in New York, despite new laws.

The death of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York points to a possible link between heroin use and prescription drug abuse.  Hoffman’s cause of death has not been confirmed but authorities say both heroin and prescription painkillers were found with his body. 

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Health & Medicine
2:37 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Healthy You Center Hopes to Create Healthy Community

New health center inside Kinney Drug Store
Credit Jennie May/WAER News

  A new kind of medical center opened today inside of a drugstore hoping to fill a growing gap in the health care system. It’s called Healthy You Wellness Center and it’s located inside Kinney Drugs on East Seneca Turnpike. 

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Health & Medicine
2:10 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Community Group Helps Smooth Some Bumps on the Road to ACA Medical Coverage

Community members learn about the Affordable Care Act at Bethany Baptist Church.
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER news

A community group turned the banquet room at the Bethany Baptist Church on Beattie Street into an information session on getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act over the weekend.

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Autism Awareness
2:37 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Families with an Autistic Relative Could Find New Treatments & Services with New State Law

Credit mychildwithoutlimits.org

  Parents in New York with autistic children might now have an easier time getting important treatment and therapy.  

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ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL WILL BE THE LOCATION
3:56 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

St. Marianne Cope to be Honored with a Shrine and Museum in Syracuse.

St. Marianne Cope
Credit Sisters of St. Francis / St. Joseph's Hospital. / John Smith / WAER News

Saint Mother Marianne Cope will be honored at a new Shrine and Museum at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, the healthcare center she founded. Her legacy and life has been brought through the forefront in recent years following the Canonization process and her confirmation to Sainthood at the Vatican. There’s been confirmed evidence she healed ill patients.

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