Health

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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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Mother's Day Health Reminder
1:49 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Cancer screening reminder

Dinosaur Barbeque Syracuse
Credit dinosaurbarbque.com

Mothers Day placemats with a health message.

A Mother’s Day meal at some local restaurants might also serve as a reminder for Moms to take care of their health. 

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