Crash Injuries

More 2.5 million people ended up in the ER in 2012.

New Health Commissioner Wants to Be a ‘Physician for the Community’

Indu Gupta takes the reins of Onondaga County Health Department.

Crunch Time for Physical Therapists

Recent changes mean higher co-pays for patients, lower reimbursement for PTs.

Bill to cover equipment and supplies for ostomies signed into law

Gov. Cuomo in September signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that requires every insurance policy to include equipment and supplies necessary for the treatment of ostomies.

Meet Your Doctor:  Joan Newell

New internist in Oswego talks about profession, chronic diseases and how small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in one’s health.

My Journey to Lose Weight

First person account by journalist Gary Band.

Healthcare Workers’ Second Act

A psychologist and a surgical nurse now run their own business — a horse farm in rural Madison County.

  Golden Years   

Danger in the Bathroom

If your elderly parents struggle with mobility and balance, a bathroom renovation may help maintain their independence.

Can Human Growth Hormone Reverse Aging?

You’ve likely seen ads online about human growth hormone (HGH), popularly touted to reverse the aging process. While HGH is FDA-approved for certain uses, turning back the clock for middle-aged and older adults isn’t one of them. 

Free Legal Assistance to Seniors Available in Syracuse

The law can be complex and confusing to anyone, and it’s expensive to hire a professional. The Syracuse University College of Law’s Elder Law Clinic offers free legal help to those in the Onondaga County area who are 60 years of age or older and have a maximum income of 250 percent of the poverty level. 

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Upstate Medical University Now Part of National Innovative Shoulder Replacement Implant Study

Upstate Medical University is enrolling adults in a two-year study to test the safety and effectiveness of a new shoulder replacement system for people with degenerative shoulder joint disease. The trial compares the Arthrex Eclipse Shoulder Prosthesis to a more conventional prosthesis among people receiving total shoulder replacement surgery. Upstate is among 15 sites in the U.S. to test the system.

Local Support Group Offers Help for Mood Disorders 

Depression can be a debilitating and sometimes deadly disease, but there is help in Central New York. The Depression and Bipolar Support Group is an alliance of people suffering from many types of mood disorders who meet each Tuesday to offer each other their collective knowledge and encouragement.

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"My Turn" with Eva Briggs

Seeking a Second Opinion (But, Please, Not in the Urgent Care)

Live Alone & Thrive by Gwenn Voelckers

Make the Most of Living Alone by ‘Letting Go

"Parenting" by Melissa Stefanec

A rare glimpse into the carnival that is a pregnant woman’s mind

"Smart Bites" by Anne Palumbo

Humble Rutabaga Rocks with Nutrition

"Savvy Senior" by Jim Miller

Vaccination Options Available to Seniors this Flu Season

"My Take" by George Chapman

Do Hospital Mergers Drive Up Costs?