Category: Health

Canadian border eases requirements for Canadians and permanent residents but stays closed to Americans

Canadian border eases requirements for Canadians and permanent residents but stays closed to Americans

While Americans still aren’t getting into Canada right now, restrictions are being eased for Canadians and permanent residents. Beginning just before midnight on July 5 Canada will allow Canadian citizens who are fully vaccinated as well as permanent residents into Canada without ... MORE
CMAC removes need for proof of vaccination at concerts this summer

CMAC removes need for proof of vaccination at concerts this summer

CMAC has modified its rules for concertgoers once again. This time the change is less restrictive, with no vaccination proof being necessary for those who attend this summer. The change was announced late last week. The venue is asking those who have ... MORE
Health, News
Low vaccination rates among young people leaves them susceptible to new strain of Coronavirus

Low vaccination rates among young people leaves them susceptible to new strain of Coronavirus

As the newest strain of Coronavirus begins to dominate the country, vaccinations among young people are beginning to decline. Young adults are considered to be the age group least likely to get the vaccination. This puts them at higher risks of contracting ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
American Red Cross is feeling the effects of the last year with a critically low blood supply

American Red Cross is feeling the effects of the last year with a critically low blood supply

According to the American Red Cross, blood supplies across the nation are critically low. The blood banks are so low it is forcing some doctors to save blood products for the patients who are the sickest. The twin tiers are feeling it ... MORE
Health, News, Steuben County
New York State to begin closing mass vaccination sites to focus on pop-up clinics

New York State to begin closing mass vaccination sites to focus on pop-up clinics

With New York surpassing 70% for residents with one shot of the vaccine and cases falling, mass-vaccination centers are being closed down. The first site to close will be the sites at Corning Community College in Steuben County, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Potsdam, ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
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Tompkins County Health director responds to restrictions being lifted

Frank Kruppa, the Tompkins County Health Director, is reacting to the Covid restrictions that have been lifted in the state. He said the 70% vaccination rate is a great milestone for the state and country. He also called on the community to ... MORE
Yates County to utilize pop-up clinics for lowest vaccinated zip codes

Yates County to utilize pop-up clinics for lowest vaccinated zip codes

Yates County currently has a vaccination rate of 56% for residents 18 and older that have received one dose of the Covid vaccine. Sara Christensen, Deputy Director of Yates County Public Health, explains that there are three zip codes in the county ... MORE
Upstate University Hospital recognizes nurses hard work with a raise

Upstate University Hospital recognizes nurses hard work with a raise

Nearly 1,650 nurses will be getting up to a 7% raise at Upstate University Hospital after the pandemic this year. That means nurses will be getting an additional $2-3,000 dollars with their base salaries. While nurses are happy about the raise, they’re ... MORE
Free narcan training Saturday from 1 p.m.

Free narcan training Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm at Auburn Dunkin’ Donuts

Someone overdoses in Cayuga County almost every day. Over 100 overdoses have been reported since the beginning of this year. About one-third were suspected to involve opioids. We have lost 8 lives so far this year. Fatal overdoses almost always involve opioids, ... MORE
Criminal record checks for health workers 

Criminal record checks for health workers 

In most countries across the world, obtaining work as a healthcare professional will entail a  high degree of background checks, particularly for a criminal record. As cases of internet  grooming and other forms of abuse seem to become ever more common, anyone ... MORE
Health
Cayuga Health receives two awards for public relations during pandemic

Cayuga Health receives two awards for public relations during pandemic

Thanks to their COVID-19 response communications, Cayuga Health is receiving two National Healthcare Advertising Awards. They received a Gold award for their Public Relations Campaign and a Silver award for the Cayuga Health Giving Day Fundraising Campaign that worked on COVID-19 recovery ... MORE
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Cornell University designs program to help keep patients suffering from dementia independent

Cornell University designs program to help keep patients suffering from dementia independent

Home Opioid Prescription Education and Smart Storage program, or HOPES for short is a program designed by Cornell University that aims to help adults with dementia stay on top of their daily medication. The goal is to allow a person who lives ... MORE
Southern Tier falls short of New York State’s overall 70% vaccination rate

Southern Tier falls short of New York State’s overall 70% vaccination rate

The overall NYS vaccination rate for the first dose in 70%, but the Southern Tier falls short of that percentage. For populations of 18 and older who have had the first dose, Chemung County is at 52.3%, Steuben County is at 51.4%, ... MORE
Visitor restrictions further relaxed at Rochester Regional Health hospitals including Clifton Springs, Newark

Visitor restrictions further relaxed at Rochester Regional Health hospitals including Clifton Springs, Newark

This week Rochester Regional Health expanded its hospital visitation schedule. The expanded rules apply at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital, Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and United Memorial Medical Center. Visitors are required to wear masks inside healthcare facilities ... MORE
Ticks proving to be a massive problem in the Finger Lakes

Ticks proving to be major summer problem as local population ‘explodes’

There’s been an explosion of tickets throughout the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York- and that has some healthcare providers concerned about the prevalence of Lyme disease. “Ticks are exploding,” said Saravanan Thangamani, who spoke with Syracuse.com recently and runs Upstate Medical ... MORE
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