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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.  

Hawley Market co-owner Rita Algattas was one of the first to make fruits and vegetables more visible nearly three years ago.  She says they’re making a difference, even if it isn’t always easy.

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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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Pickleball. It's not Badminton, Tennis or Table Tennis. But, truth be told it's some combination of the three. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger attempts to enlighten us on this sport that offers an alternative activity for those seeking physical activity. Where did it orgininate and how long has it been around? Find asnwers for those questions and more this week with Sceicne on the Radio.


Many things can be debated, one thing that cannot is that opioid abuse is a serious problem. It's been a prime time headline and a major cause for concern all around the country. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger sheds some light on the controversial substance that produces morphine-like effects.
 

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