Health & Medicine

Income and Child Abuse
5:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Does Income Inequality Put Kids at Higher Child Abuse Risk?

Cornell Study on Income Inequality and Child Abuse
Credit JCE.org

  According to a study out of Cornell University, the Great Recession caused higher instances of child abuse and neglect. An analysis of instances of child abuse between 2005 and 2009 in all of the 3,144 counties and county equivalents in the U.S pointed to rising income inequality as a major factor in increased rates of child abuse.

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Eating Disorder Awareness
6:45 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Body Image Highlights Activities on Healthy Eating

Eating Disorder Awareness week continues at Syracuse University and other community organizations.
Credit activeminds.org

The simple act of eating a meal or snack can include with it myriad thoughts and feelings for women in Central New York and elsewhere.  Mental and emotional aspects of eating can become entangled with body image questions and eating disorders.

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HOME CARE
6:17 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

AARP Asking for More Support for Family Caregivers

AARP members gathered in Liverpool to advocate for more home caregiver support
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

AARP is lobbying for support for New Yorkers who spend a lot of time caring for the elderly in their homes, following a 2013 report on New York state elderly care.  The report finds that four million unpaid family caregivers are struggling to balance their jobs with helping elderly family members. 

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Superhero fights for health of Central New Yorkers
6:43 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Ad Campaign tells Central New Yorkers to Take Medication as Directed

The campaign unveils a pill-bottle superhero that fights to help those with chronic conditions .
Credit Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

It may not be long before you start seeing signs of a brand new health campaign being rolled out by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The company seeks to shed light on an easily preventable medical issue that affects those who take medication.

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Onondaga County Flu Update
6:36 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Onondaga County's Deadly Flu Season Still Might Have Weeks to Go

Onondaga County can't seem to shake the flu.
Credit CDC.gov

Flu Cases have been on the Rise for Nine Straight weeks in Onondaga County and the County Health Commissioner wonders if we’ll reach the mark this week.  Doctor Cynthia Morrow updated the County Legislature’s Health Committee Thursday morning. 

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