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What role might medical professionals in emergency rooms play in spotting the sometimes-hidden signs elder abuse and neglect?  A new strategy in an Emergency Room could help keep seniors safer at home. 


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Dozens of people with a rare condition marked by potentially cancerous tumors wrapped up a conference hosted by Upstate Medical University this weekend in Syracuse aimed at bringing together patients, physicians, and researchers to discuss the latest advancements in screening and treatment.   The disease is called pheochromocytoma paraganglioma, or pheo para for short.  Jenny Rowan of North Carolina was diagnosed in 2012.  She takes comfort in being able to connect with others who share the condition.

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People living in Onondaga County can have an impact on some of the programs that could make us - or keep - us healthier.  County health officials want to hear about the health conditions important to you … and what’s making you sick or injured, in a survey about the health of our community.


Increase in Deer and Ticks in City Brings Health Risks; Mayor Walsh Wants Plan in Place

Apr 16, 2019
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The Walsh Administration proposed spending $75,000 of the 2020 budget to combat the longstanding issue of the overpopulation of deer and ticks on the East and West sides of Syracuse. The effort comes as Lyme disease remains a serious health concern.  


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Over 86% percent of adults in the United States admit to consuming an alcoholic beverage of somekind. And while a stiff drink can be a good way to relax it can also carry some health concerns if not managed properly. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger educates us on  some of the finer points of alcohol.

Where in history did consuming alcohol begin? Does aclohol consumption impact the ability to live a long and healthy life? Find out this week on Science on the Radio.


It might not be the best mealtime discussion but, ulcers are sores that can occur in a variety of places. While we've all probably heard about individuals suffering from an ulcer, could you explain what happens to cause them? Never fear, Dr. Marvin Druger will discuss the two main causes of an ulcer this week on Science on the Radio.

You'll also learn about the best ways to treat an ulcer, along with some preventive measures that you can take.


No one would argue that a starfish or a goldfish represents a pictue of superiority, but when it comes to the regenerative process, they have us beat. A starfish can regrow an arm if one is cut off. If the optical nerve of a goldfish is damaged the goldfish will generate a new working nerve.

Things are not as simple for humans when it comes to the regenerative process. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the human body and it's ability to heal wounds. 


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People living with the AIDS virus can have health challenges, but also struggles with work, housing and other needs.  At the same time developments in medications to control the virus hold more and more promise for a longer, richer life.  


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The American Heart Association and its Syracuse chapter are backing exercise and activity recommendations just released by the U-S Department of Health and Human Services.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports they come at a time when many people are not exactly focused on their health.

Cold Weather, holiday meals and treats, celebrating the season … doesn’t exactly make many think about exercise. 


Go Red For Women in Syracuse Marks 15 Years of Raising Awareness and Funds for Heart Disease

Oct 25, 2018
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More than 600 people gathered to raise awareness for the fight against women’s heart disease Thursday at the 15th annual GoRed for Women Luncheon. Supporters flooded the Oncenter to celebrate the nearly $400,000 raised over the past year which will go toward research, advocacy, training and education.


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