Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
10:12 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Latest Cervical Cancer Screening Research is Not Changing Health Advice to Women

WAER Cancer Screening and Prevention Series: Cervical Cancer

  Deaths from Cervical Cancer have dropped dramatically in the last two decades due to regular screenings becoming more routine.  WAER continues our series on cancer screening and prevention today.  Some new developments are not changing the advice of medical experts – yet.

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Future of Nurses Coalition
10:55 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Nurses Might Play Bigger Role in CNY's Health Care in the Future

Nursing coalition working on improved education and expanded roles for nursing.

  Patients in New York hospitals and doctors' offices are seeing more nurses conducting more of the direct care.  A coalition of members of the profession is trying to improve both the training nurses undertake and the practice of their skills.  Registered Nurse Julie Carter is part of the 'Future of Nursing Action Coalition' working on improved, ongoing education.

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Health & Medicine
2:27 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Many in CNY Aren't Getting Cancer Screening Frustrating Health Experts

Today WAER starts a four-part weekly series on cancer prevention.

  Several types of deadly cancer can be stopped or treated if found early enough.  But many Central New Yorkers avoid the screenings even though they’re more convenient and available than ever.  WAER’s Chris Bolt starts a series on the latest in detecting certain cancers.  Today: Why people don’t let modern medicine help.

There’s plenty of public education efforts out there to try and convince people to get screened for any number of cancers.

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MENTAL HEALTH
11:33 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Robin Williams' Death Sparks Renewed Conversation About Depression, Suicide

Robin Williams performs in New York in 2007. He died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide.
Credit Evan Agostini / AP, via npr.org

A Syracuse University clinical psychologist is urging people to be aware and up front with a friend or family member they suspect might be depressed or even suicidal.   

  Professor Afton Kapuscinski hopes the discussion goes beyond the renewed conversation sparked by the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.  She understands why people might shy away from approaching those difficult topics.  But Kapucinski says it might be the difference between life and death for someone who needs support…

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Health & Medicine
2:21 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Vaccination Time...and Not Just for Kids Going to School

  Parents here in C-N-Y are probably thinking about getting things ready for their kids to go back to school.  Onondaga County Health Officials don’t want you to forget vaccines.  

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