Health & Medicine

Crisis for Elderly Caregivers
7:21 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New York One of Worst States (48th) in Supporting Caregivers of the Elderly

AARP and other groups release report and recommendations on problems facing family and other non-paid caregivers.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  More than half the people over 50 in Onondaga County might soon be spending as much as a full-time job caring for sick or invalid relatives.  Elderly advocate groups released a study Tuesday that shows caregivers are in crisis.  

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Trecherous Toys
5:14 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Some Toys Under the Christmas Tree Could Unwrap an E R Visit, says NYPIRG Study

One item on Trecherous Toys report that claims it could cause facial injuries and packing materials could cause choking.
John Smith/WAER News

Every year, Central New York kids request popular toys during the holiday season for various reasons… maybe it’s the bright colors or the sounds they make.  However, the New York Public Interest Research Group is cautioning parents to beware of parts that pose choking hazards, injuries or even lead poisoning.  

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Medicare Open Enrollment
10:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

CNY Medicare Beneficiaries Have Just a Few Days to Change Coverage

Medicare Myths and Behaviors might not serve beneficiaries best.
Credit UnitedHealthCare

Central New Yorkers who are on Medicare need to make any changes in their plans by the end of open enrollment, December 7th.  Officials with UnitedHealthCare Medical and Retirement in Syracuse want to make sure people aren't confused about enrolling through the Health Care Exchanges that are part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Great American Smokeout
7:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Expert Credits Local and State Policies with Slashing High School Smoking Rates

American Cancer Society and other groups encourage smoking cessation during Great American Smokeout
Credit Cancer.org

There might be tens of thousands fewer smokers in Central New York thanks to county and state policies that have proven to curb tobacco use. 

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Health & Medicine
5:17 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Leadership Changes at Loretto Address Changes in Elder Care

Kimberly Townsend will head up Loretto as President and CEO starting next year
Credit Warne/McKenna Advertising

  As Eldercare changes to provide more personalized care, Loretto in Syracuse has made some leadership changes as it continues to evolve. 

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