Onondaga County Health Department

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
1:49 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

New Treatments Might Mean Less Stress for Prostate Cancer Patients

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Credit zerocancer.org

  Most men know that they should get regular prostate cancer screenings, but not everybody does. New technology means that a trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t have to be as scary. 

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Cancer Prevention and Detection Series
6:41 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

One Type of Cancer Screening Does More than Detect, It Actually Prevents Disease

Colorectal cancer might be the easiest to prevent and detect -- if people get needed screening.

  One fairly common type of cancer here in Central New York has a real barrier to detection…but it’s also one of the easiest to prevent.  We wrap up our series on cancer screening and prevention today.

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Health & Medicine
10:12 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Latest Cervical Cancer Screening Research is Not Changing Health Advice to Women

WAER Cancer Screening and Prevention Series: Cervical Cancer

  Deaths from Cervical Cancer have dropped dramatically in the last two decades due to regular screenings becoming more routine.  WAER continues our series on cancer screening and prevention today.  Some new developments are not changing the advice of medical experts – yet.

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Health & Medicine
2:21 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Vaccination Time...and Not Just for Kids Going to School

  Parents here in C-N-Y are probably thinking about getting things ready for their kids to go back to school.  Onondaga County Health Officials don’t want you to forget vaccines.  

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11:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Flu Virus Lingers...in a Milder Form

Interim County Health Commissioner Michelle Mignano, left, and County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Just when Central New Yorkers thought winter was over, it appears the flu season is also sticking around.  It's almost a repeat of last year – where one virus predominates the season, peters out and another strain replaces it, say Onondaga County health officials.   County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen says the H1N1 virus has faded, but influenza type B has been trending up during the past week. 

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