The Defense of Marriage Act was recently overturned. Now, New York State’s Comptroller is calling for more transparency for equal federal benefits for Same Sex Spouses. Tom Dinapoli is urging President Obama to change a provision in the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Bryant and Stratton’s “Employability Week” is giving Central New York students a look into the minds of employers and how they can improve their chances of being career-ready upon graduation. The college’s Kristen Aust says many students are interested in…and are preparing to enter the field of medicine and allied health.
She says Syracuse has become a mainstay for several medical and health insurance companies.
Medicine is meant to heal, but the wrong amount can do the opposite. The Upstate Poison Center is launching a campaign to give parents the tools they need to give their children correct doses. Director of Public Education and Communication Gail Banach says that many parents just don’t have the right tools.
A group of Onondaga County lawmakers today got an update on the health department’s mosquito control program. We reported on Wednesday that there are likely to be more mosquitoes as a result of the wet weather, but not necessarily more disease. Still, Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow says West Nile virus and Triple-E are a part of the region’s ecology, and they’re trying to control it.