Health & Medicine http://waer.org en Finding of EEE Disease Prompts Pesticide Spraying Set for Tuesday Night http://waer.org/post/finding-eee-disease-prompts-pesticide-spraying-set-tuesday-night <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Onondaga County health officials are ready to react to the finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the area.&nbsp; Interim Health Commissioner Michelle Mignano has ordered aerial spraying for the Cicero Swamp, scheduled for Tuesday night between 6:00 p.m. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:00:25 +0000 Chris Bolt 21397 at http://waer.org Finding of EEE Disease Prompts Pesticide Spraying Set for Tuesday Night 74 Million Dollar Upstate Cancer Center is a Reality; Center to Open August 25th http://waer.org/post/74-million-dollar-upstate-cancer-center-reality-center-open-august-25th <p>A dream that’s been in the making for a very long time came true for Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse today.&nbsp; The hospital held the official ribbon cutting of the 74 Million Dollar <a href="http://www.upstate.edu/cancer/">Upstate Cancer Center</a> to provide expanded care and treatment in a welcoming, state of the art building.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:04:49 +0000 John Smith 21301 at http://waer.org 74 Million Dollar Upstate Cancer Center is a Reality; Center to Open August 25th Vera House Hopes to Expand Elder Abuse, Other Prevention Services http://waer.org/post/vera-house-hopes-expand-elder-abuse-other-prevention-services <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>People might want to page through the <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/give/2013-annual-report-1">annual report </a>for <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/">Vera House</a> just released today...not to find financial or business information, but to find a wider range of services than many people know the offer.&nbsp; Executive Director Randi Bregman would like to have people broaden their perspective should they ever need any kind of help for themselves, family or friends regarding relationship violence or sexual abuse.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:13:22 +0000 Chris Bolt 20750 at http://waer.org Vera House Hopes to Expand Elder Abuse, Other Prevention Services Cuomo Announces Plan to Help End AIDS Epidemic http://waer.org/post/cuomo-announces-plan-help-end-aids-epidemic <p>Central New York health agencies are praising Governor Cuomo’s efforts to put an end to the AIDS epidemic in New York State. Governor Cuomo announced his plan on Sunday, the same day as New York City’s PRIDE Parade. Cuomo’s goal is to reduce the number of HIV infections to 750 cases a year by the year 2020.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:05:15 +0000 Hannah Warren 20452 at http://waer.org Cuomo Announces Plan to Help End AIDS Epidemic New Medical Marijuana Program Poses Potential Legal Dilemma for Employers, Employees http://waer.org/post/new-medical-marijuana-program-poses-potential-legal-dilemma-employers-employees <p>Some Central New York employers and employees might face a legal dilemma when the state’s medical marijuana program takes effect.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Partner at Tully Rinckey law firm in Syracuse Graig&nbsp;Zappia &nbsp;says the &nbsp;federal Controlled Substances Act still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use.”&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Z</span>appia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says both sides have to be wary of anything that might infringe on the rights of others. &nbsp;He says medical marijuana also introduces liabilities for doctors participating in the program. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Z</span>appia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says health care providers will have to be very certain to just whom they’re prescribing the medication so they don’t run afoul of the law. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:36:36 +0000 Scott Willis 20294 at http://waer.org New Medical Marijuana Program Poses Potential Legal Dilemma for Employers, Employees