Health

Events for Stroke Awareness Month

Free “Think F.A.S.T.” Stroke Education Seminar May 8 at Beauchamp Library May is Stroke Awareness Month and Crouse Hospital has partnered with 100 Black Men of Syracuse and Beauchamp Library to teach our community how to recognize, treat and prevent strokes. A free education seminar is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Beauchamp Library, 211 S. Salina St.  Read More »

Faith and Freedom

Emergency physician incorporates her Catholic beliefs into her hospital work For Louise Prince, religion is not something that stops when she leaves church. She practices her faith every day when she goes to work as an emergency physician at Upstate University Hospital. That faith shows in how she treats patients who may have no means of payment, and in the ... Read More »

Partnership Benefits Those with Vision Loss

In partnership with the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), AURORA of CNY is amping up the state-of-the-art technology it can offer clients who have vision loss. “We have new laptop systems that include Braille embossers, for example, and new desktop and handheld video magnifiers. Another handy piece of equipment is the Victor Reader Stream,” ... Read More »

Epilepsy Explained

The regional Epilepsy Foundation works to raise awareness and understanding Any time, any place and for any length of time — there is nothing predictable about when a seizure can strike. For South Side resident Tajuana Jones, 36, who has epilepsy, the sudden and unpredictable nature of the condition she has lived with since she was 2 years old does ... Read More »

Agencies Collaborate to Explain Health Care Reform

Do you have questions about health care reform? Community Health Advocates, AIDS Community Resources and the Syracuse Northeast Community Center offer a service to guide groups or individuals through the maze of present day health care and the changes coming with the new health care law. Community Health Advocate Coordinator Steve Wood of AIDS Community Resources says many don’t know ... Read More »

Five Produce Places & Tips for Keeping Fresh Food in Winter

Residents of Syracuse’s South Side have been going green in urban farms with lush tomatoes, ripe radishes, succulent lemon cucumbers and enough fruits and vegetables to fill your salad bowls and bellies. But what happens in the winter, when frost ices over the soil and the biting cold makes it a harsh environment for anything to grow? Read More »

Race Against Obesity Aids Local Center

Health and a sense of community were the top priorities when Khalid Bey began organizing a fundraiser for the Faith and Hope Community Center. Thirty days later, 50 runners and walkers of all ages lined up in Kirk Park for the Race Against Obesity. “Kirk Park is hardly ever used for something like this. We wanted to keep it in ... Read More »

Life Back on Track

Vision and hearing tests are the first step for people who want to maintain independence Carolyn Stanley has been losing her hearing for years. She is at the point where communicating with her family is getting too difficult. When she learned that Aurora of Central New York Inc. was offering free vision and hearing tests, she hurried to the Mary ... Read More »

Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness Kicks Off Juneteenth Event

With an early summer heat already enveloping Thornden Park, exuberant participants in the annual Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness prepared to begin the honorary walk through one of Syracuse’s most picturesque parks. Read More »

Nurses Speak Out

Pending cuts to school district’s health services have nurses worried about caring for students A late wave of influenza cases in Onondaga County has revealed the strain that pending cuts could have on health services in the Syracuse Central School District. City school nurses already are stretched thin by a high number of chronically ailing children, many of whom depend solely ... Read More »