Health

Go Red for Women Luncheon
5:11 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Women Go Red Campaign Raises $235K in CNY for Cardiovascular Research

More than 550 Central New Yorkers attended Thursday's "Go Red for Women" Luncheon, which featured a number of displays and information.
Credit (c) John Smith, WAER.

Central New York women are being mindful of their health today and finding out about a condition that develops over time but often has dire consequences. 

This condition, heart disease, is the number one killer of women. Thursday, the American Heart Association held their 11th Annual Syracuse “Go Red For Women” Luncheon & Expo, in an attempt to, once again, raise awareness for the disease.  

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Local News
3:21 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Future Impacts of Biotechnology Discussed at SUNY ESF

A panel discussion during the Biotechnology Symposium at SUNY ESF.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Could the way we feel be caused by environmental factors in Central New York ? That was one of several topics mentioned today during the Biotechnology Symposium at SUNY ESF. Former President Doctor Neil Murphy says the World Health Organization has determined that 90 percent of all diseases are either initiated or aggravated by environmental factors. A local collaborative to use biotechnology to improve human health concerns has been developed through State funding from the Governor.

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SUNY Occupational Health Study
6:26 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Limited Pay Just One Problem Facing Low-Wage Workers

Low-wage worker study uncovers many other risks, problems in workplaces.
Credit ohccupstate.org/

For low-wage workers in Syracuse…dangerous working conditions, high turnover and the inability to raise any concerns are part of their day-to-day life. SUNY Upstate's Occupatio

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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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Medical Technology
1:45 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Computerized Dummy Brings Auburn Medical Classroom to Life

Auburn Community Hospital clinical staff roll Pat onto his side after the simulator starts gagging during a training session on Monday, July 30, 2013.
Credit Valerie Crowder, WAER News

Patrick Richards, “Pat,” couldn’t stop coughing, just as two nurses at Auburn Community Hospital rushed into his room.  An abnormal heartbeat sent the 50-year-old man to ACH’s emergency department Monday afternoon, where he later had a stroke and a heart attack.  He almost died, but two nurses and a respiratory therapist revived him through CPR and electric therapy.

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