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Syracuse Speaks-CNY Health Check-Up

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The pandemic has disrupted many people’s typical healthcare routines. A poll done by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health estimates that one in five households in the United States were not able to get care or delayed medical care because of the pandemic.

2020 set the record for most opioid related deaths in Onondaga County. And Just this week, a provisional study by the National Center for Health Statistics reported over 100,000 people died of drug overdoses between April 2020 and April 2021.

Mental health, preventative care, and long-term care are also facing the blow of operating through this pandemic.

But the pandemic is not over, and our health needs continue beyond it. But what should we be caring for and checking up on outside of Covid-19?

To discuss these topics, we are joined by:

Have an idea for Syracuse Speaks? Get in touch with producer Kevin Kloss kfkloss@syr.edu

When I came to Syracuse University in 2014, I knew I wanted to go into journalism, and I was pretty sure I wanted to do television. When I was looking for ways to report outside of class, one of my professors recommended I start working at WAER. It wasn’t tv, but I thought it was a good place to start.