Mental Awareness

Teen with multiple personalities wants to help others even as she copes When a girl started to pick on Cora Smith her freshman year in high school in 2010, she responded with alarming rage. Cora, 14, pulled the sleeves of her sweatshirt down, put her hood up, and went to work. Cora grabbed the girl by the throat, dangling her ... Read More »

Helping Patients

New medical director of Rahma Health Clinic provides healthcare for uninsured When Dr. Mustafa Awayda settled in the United States in 1993, he suffered from a bit of culture shock. “For the first year, I was happy I had running water and electricity 24-7, which used to be a luxury in Lebanon because of a civil war from 1975 to ... Read More »

Free Colorectal Screenings for the Uninsured

Did you know that colorectal cancer can be prevented? Screening can find precancerous polyps that can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening can also help find colorectal cancer early when it is easiest to treat. Although colorectal cancer is easily preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as of 2010, one in three adults ... Read More »

Love Yourself With A Valentine’s Day Screening

Will you be waiting for hearts and roses on Valentine’s Day? This year, love yourself by getting your mammogram. If you do not have health insurance, free breast exams and mammograms are available for eligible women between the ages of 40 and 64 through the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program (CSP). Call 435-3653 today to begin registration or register online ... Read More »

South Side to Welcome First State-Certified Free Clinic in CNY

Central New York’s first free clinic to receive the state health authorities’ stamp of approval will open for patients on the South Side Nov. 3, its founders say. The Rahma Free Clinic, at 3100 S. Salina St., will initially be open two days a week, said Magda Bayoumi, who originated the idea for the project with her husband, Mohamed Khater. ... Read More »

Coming Together

Educational Opportunity Center to benefit from grant that will provide digital services The Educational Opportunity Center, which teaches basic professional skills, may be “one of the best-kept secrets in Syracuse,” in the words of a Le Moyne College official who works there. But the center, at 100 New St., may soon become better known. Le Moyne will use half of ... Read More »

South Sider Shares Positive Outlook on Life with Those Around Her

There are few age lines on her face and there is a brightness in her eyes that makes you feel warm and comfortable.  She wears a silver necklace with a cross. And when the words “breast cancer” are brought up, she looks up and thanks God for allowing her to live. At 73 years old, Emma McDonald is a recent ... Read More »

Silencing ‘The Silent Killer’

Protecting Your Family from the Threat of CO Poisoning You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. It lurks in the shadows waiting to pounce on its unsuspecting victim. It can kill before you know it’s there. Carbon Monoxide poisoning (CO) – “The Silent Killer” – claims 500 victims annually in the United States. LeVoy D. “Wayne” Davis of ... Read More »

They Came That We May Have Life

Twenty-five vendors participate in church’s second annual health and wellness fair People’s African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church has been serving the Syracuse community since its inception in the early 1900s. This legacy of service continues under the leadership of Daren C. Jaime, Pastor. On Saturday, June 23, the church hosted its second annual Health and Wellness Fair to promote good ... Read More »

Grant to Fund Hearing Aids for Youth

The Gifford Foundation recently awarded $13,000 to Aurora of CNY, Inc. to support its Low Cost Hearing Aid Program for Youth who are Hard of Hearing. Read More »