Health

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More than 600 people wearing red gathered Thursday at the Oncenter to celebrate the strength of women in the fight against heart disease as a part of the 16th annual Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon.


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Nearly a dozen corner stores in Syracuse are now participating in a program aimed at offering healthier food choices, especially to children.  A new report showed that more than 14 percent of children in New York have obesity, placing the state 25th in the country.  


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How comfortable would you be seeing your doctor through a mobile phone or tablet?  Tele-medicine holds promise from bringing some types of medical care to rural areas, while also reducing costs for non-emergency physical and mental health needs.  Technology and acceptance are advancing, though the use of telehealth is still small.


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For some, fitness is a year-round commitment.  For others, getting in shape is a sporadic exercise.  How we shape and condition our bodies is important to how we feel emotionally and physically and we put a lot of emphasis on exercise and diet to look the best that we can.  But are we paying as much attention to what we put in our bodies to achieve optimal health?


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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

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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.


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