Health & Medicine

Surgeon General Report
3:12 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

New York Cancer Officials Recall Start of Health Concerns about Smoking

A 1964 Surgeon General Study made first widespread claims that smoking caused cancer and other diseases
Credit acscan.org

  New York Cancer prevention officials are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the study that began decades of trying to get people to either quit – or never start – smoking.  

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Child Abuse Prevention
8:17 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Grants, Community Help Improve McMahon Ryan Child Center

McMahon Ryan waiting areas and treatment rooms have received some new furnishings. They're made to make children feel comfortable.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse starts 2014 with some positive changes in both its home and its programs.  The center benefited from 90-thousand dollars in grants from the Central New York Community Foundation as well as other gifts and fundraising.  

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Home Instead Senior Care
1:42 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Could be Dangerous for Seniors: Time to Check In and Help Out

Seniors might need some special attention in the frigid cold weather.
Credit homeinstead.com

  Central New Yorkers are being asked during this cold snap to pay a little more attention to residents who might be overlooked.  There are some particular risks seniors face in the icy weather.

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Affordable Care Act
7:48 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Health Care Seekers in CNY Face Several Different Deadlines that Need Explaining

Patient navigators at ACR Health in CNY helping people understand the new health care law.

  Deadlines are rapidly approaching for Central New Yorkers looking for healthcare. With the new Affordable Health Care Act, people need to be aware of rules and important dates that are looming. 

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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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