Health

Free Health Fair Offered at Rahma Health Clinic

Event helped South Siders enroll in Obamacare At the Rahma Health Clinic, pizza and cookies were served in the waiting room for those who attended the Free Health Fair held Thursday, Dec. 19. Next to the entrance was a table with a sign-up sheet for receiving further information about affordable healthcare. Attendees received free hearing screenings, a tour of the ... Read More »

Calling All Vets

Dentist offers free services for second year on Veterans Day This Veterans Day, Dr. Joan C. Laura at Eastwood Dental Office opens the doors of her dental practice to offer free services to veterans for the second year. “This is just my way of giving back, so as long as I’m blessed to give, I’ll give,” she said. Laura opened ... Read More »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When was your last mammogram? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer detected among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. The chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer some time in her life is about 1 in 8. Routine screening is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Read More »

Free Health Screenings for Adults Offered Sept. 28

In Onondaga County, more than 10 percent of adults, or 32,000 people, do not have any type of health insurance and nearly 15 percent, or 51,000 adults, said cost prevented them from visiting a doctor in 2008 – 2009, according to the New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Report from that period. And these high numbers of ... Read More »

Eat to Live Food Co-Op is Bringing Healthy Back

New building set to open later this month It has been six years in the making, but the Eat to Live Food Co-Op has finally scheduled its highly anticipated opening for late September.  The co-op will be located at 2323 South Salina St. and is projected to be open and operating six days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 ... Read More »

Don't Miss The Bus

Make sure back to school shots are up-to-date August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As you get the backpacks and new clothes ready to go back to school, don’t forget to make sure your children are up-to-date on their shots (immunizations).  Children entering kindergarten and 6th grade are due for more shots before attending school this fall.  Read More »

The Hidden Danger Lurking in Our Neighborhoods

Q: Which of these things is most likely to kill you: murder, alcohol, suicide, tobacco, drugs, AIDS or a car crash?   A: Tobacco. It kills more people than all the causes of death listed above  — Combined. Read More »

The Hidden Danger Lurking in Our Neighborhoods

Q: Which of these things is most likely to kill you: murder, alcohol, suicide, tobacco, drugs, AIDS or a car crash?   A: Tobacco. It kills more people than all the causes of death listed above  — Combined. Read More »

Goodbye Big Gulp?

South Siders speak out on New York City’s proposed soda ban, what could be done here While New York City continues to wrestle over a legal limit on oversized sweet drinks, one South Side registered nurse has laid down the law in her own home. Not in my house, says Barbara Yancy-Brewer. Read More »

Lead Home Repair Grants are Available

Have you heard the sounds of remodeling in your neighborhood?  Those sounds might be coming from work funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse have been awarded funding to reduce lead paint hazards in homes. Lead hazards are often found in homes built before 1978 on windows, doors, wood ... Read More »