Health & Medicine

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
5:41 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Safe To Sleep Campaign Kicks Off at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Upstate Infant Clemencia Molina and Linda McAleer
John Smith WAER News

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital wants anyone who cares for a baby to keep an uncluttered crib in mind.  Its part of a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign called Safe to Sleep. 

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Upstate Neuroscience Research Building
11:31 am
Tue October 22, 2013

New Upstate Medical Building Hopes to Unlock Keys to Brain Injuries and Disease

Upstate Neuroscience Research Center opens, built onto East side of Institute for Human Performance
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Researchers at SUNY Upstate and from other neighboring institutions now have a common space to study brain function and find ways to treat, and maybe cure, disease. 

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RX Drug Abuse
5:45 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Senator Schumer Calls for Federal Changes to Get Prescription Drugs Off Streets

RX Drug take-back events can help reduce abuse
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Senator Charles Schumer was in Central New York to announce that he’s going to put pressure on federal drug officials to fight prescription drug abuse by making it easier to get medications out of reach.  He says federal regulations are hurting efforts to curb skyrocketing incidents of prescription drug abuse.  

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National Depression Screening Day
2:15 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

CNY College Students and Military Among Those Urged to Consider Depression Screening

Depression among the military can lead to suicide; One of the targets during National Depression Screening Day
Credit mentalhealthscreening.org

Central New Yorkers are not immune to the estimated 19 million adults that live with depression.  Thursday is National Depression Screening day. 

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RX Drugs
4:52 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

New York Rates Well in Prescription Drug Report, Overdose Deaths on the Rise

Prescription Drugs
Credit HealthyAmericans.org

While other states battle rising mortality rates by prescription drug overdose New York State has one of the lowest rates in the nation. A report on prescription drug abuse from Trust for America’s Health says that New York has the sixth lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. Since 1999, these rates have doubled in 29 states, tripled in ten and quadrupled in four. Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from cocaine and heroin combined.

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