Health & Medicine

Suicide Prevention Week
6:40 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Shedding Light on Suicide

Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide often lives in the shadows, even though it’s affected many Central New Yorkers.  But the issue is getting more attention today during International Suicide Awareness Week. 

Read more
CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT
6:45 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Congressman Dan Maffei Visits Upstate Cancer Center Construction Site

WAER’s John Smith speaks with Medical Director Leslie Kohman and Congressman Dan Maffei
Credit Darryl Geddes / Upstate University Medical Center

Construction on the Upstate Cancer Research Center at University Hospital in Syracuse is rapidly taking shape. 

The center will have a variety of medical services in a centralized location.  Many services are already being offered, like a specialized psychologist, who works to help the emotional and psychological needs that cancer patients and families deal with, and an integrated medicine specialist, who advises patients on non-traditional therapies they may wish to add to their traditional treatment methods. 

Read more
Medicare Open Enrollment
9:41 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Seniors get a jump on Medicare Open Enrollment at State Fair

Fidelis Care had a booth at the State Fair during Senior Day to help with Medicare decisions.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Choosing a Medicare plan is probably not on the minds of seniors attending the state fair during Tuesday's senior day. 

Read more
Health & Medicine
3:37 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Local Fundraising March to Help Those With Eating Disorders Draws a Crowd

People turned out this weekend to Long Branch Park to support Ophelia's Place, which helps people with eating disorders.
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

More than 100 people strolled to show their support for a world without eating disorders at Liverpool's Long Branch Park this weekend.

Read more
Cicero Swamp Spraying
8:57 am
Thu August 22, 2013

First Finding of EEE Virus in 2 Years Prompts Mosquito Spraying in Onondaga County

EEE virus identified in mosquito pools in Onondaga County
Credit CDC.gov

Onondaga County is planning to spray for mosquitoes after the first finding of the Triple E virus in two years.  Mosquito pools in the Cicero swamp area came back positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis earlier this month. 


Read more

Pages