Category: Health

Reed visits GCH to learn more about telehealth

Reed visits GCH to learn more about telehealth

Tom Reed stopped by Geneva Community Health March 29 for a visit. Like all patients to the upper Washington Street facility, he entered through the waiting area. On his way to a presentation involving telehealth technologies, the Corning Republican, who represents the ... MORE
State issues warning for synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison

State issues warning for synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison

Officials in New York are warning hospital emergency rooms about a new form of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that is linked to cases of uncontrolled bleeding. The state issued the warning on Monday. Officials say that while authorities haven't found ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Flu causing overflow at Thompson Hospital

Flu causing overflow at Thompson Hospital

Flu cases in Ontario County are three times higher this year compared to January of 2017, according to the Ontario County Health Department. UR Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua tells 13WHAM they have seen a surge in patients in the last month. “We ... MORE
Romulus schools, board of education oppose development of incinerator

Romulus schools, board of education oppose development of incinerator

The Romulus Central School District and Board of Education is opposed to the Circular enerG incinerator, proposed for a piece of property on the former Seneca Army Depot. Bob McCann, Board of Education President released the statement, which said ‘risk to students’ ... MORE
Staggering flu numbers reported in NY, more than 11K confirmed cases

Staggering flu numbers reported in NY, more than 11K confirmed cases

The flu is getting worse in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the influenza epidemic continued to increase across New York State over the past week, with 11,683 laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported to the New York State Department of Health, and ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Exploring the mystery and menace of toxic algae invading the FLX

Exploring the mystery and menace of toxic algae invading the FLX

Although a precise cause of toxic algae menacing the region’s largest and most vital water bodies remains elusive, a wellspring of brainpower is working on the crisis. With a share of a $58 million dollar state initiative on the line, about 150 ... MORE
Sad end to a long life at Newark senior community

Sad end to a long life at Newark senior community

For Delores Correll, the feelings remain raw. A month ago, her father, Don Loveless, was found bloodied and barely alive in bone-chilling, early-morning temperatures outside the senior living community where he lived. The 92-year-old died a day later at Strong Memorial Hospital ... MORE
Health, Newark, News, Wayne County
Tompkins County Health Department: Flu diagnoses continue to rise, tips to stay healthy

Tompkins County Health Department: Flu diagnoses continue to rise, tips to stay healthy

As flu diagnoses continue to increase across New York State, Governor Cuomo has authorized counties to expand efforts that promote and increase access to flu vaccine and other prevention techniques. Tompkins County, similar to statewide trends, is seeing an   increase in flu ... MORE
Health, News, Tompkins County
Mobile addiction treatment expanding through FLACRA, state funding expansion in Ontario County

Mobile addiction treatment expanding through FLACRA, state funding expansion in Ontario County

This week Senator Pam Helming announced the expansion of mobile addiction treatment and transportation services in Ontario County. The two vehicles purchased by Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency, known as FLACRA, will help provide transport and medical services to those ... MORE
OxyContin maker cuts sales staff, won't hawk drug to docs

OxyContin maker cuts sales staff, won’t hawk drug to docs

The decision by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stop encouraging physicians to write the painkiller's scripts is drawing positive reviews from opioid experts who caution that far more work must be done to crush the killer epidemic. Purdue said it is slashing ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Assembly Republicans aim to chip away at 'unfunded mandates' through new plan

Assembly Republicans aim to chip away at ‘unfunded mandates’ through new plan

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) and members of the Minority Conference unveiled a phased-in plan to address the burdensome New York State Medicaid program on Monday. The plan would provide much-needed relief to local budgets – hit hard by ‘unfunded ... MORE
Ontario County, FLACRA team for Narcan training

Ontario County, FLACRA team for Narcan training

With Ontario County having one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the state, the county and the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency are teaming for Narcan training this month. Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to noon, 3 ... MORE
Health, News, Ontario County
INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne ARC talks Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne ARC talks Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (podcast)

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. To talk about Wayne ARC’s collaborative efforts within the communities they serve – David Johnson, Foundation Director, and Jessica Blondell, who leads Community Relations within the organization were in-studio. Watch the entire conversation below, or listen ... MORE
Local schools, FLCC to participate in plant-based dietary challenge

Local schools, FLCC to participate in plant-based dietary challenge

More than 1,300 members of the Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan, a local healthcare consortium made up of 35 school districts and Finger Lakes Community College, are diving into the new year by embracing a dietary challenge. The 10-day Plant-Based Jumpstart ... MORE
Blood shortage creates more immediate need for donors

Blood shortage creates more immediate need for donors

The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of blood donations after last week’s winter storm forced 10 New York blood drives to cancel. That equates to a loss of 235 prospective donations. In addition to the cancellations caused by seasonal ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
NLRB finds Cayuga Medical Center unlawfully fired two nurses to 'rid itself of the union ...

NLRB finds Cayuga Medical Center unlawfully fired two nurses to ‘rid itself of the union …

The National Labor Relations Board has found Cayuga Medical Center unlawfully fired two nurses “in an effort to rid itself of the union organizing drive,” a decision released Tuesday states. From January to April 2017, the NLRB held a hearing in Ithaca ... MORE
Health department: Confirmed flu cases up significantly in Cayuga County

Health department: Confirmed flu cases up significantly in Cayuga County

Influenza activity is on the rise throughout the state and local health officials say it’s no different in Cayuga County. According to the Cayuga County Health Department, since Oct. 1, there have been 250 lab-confirmed cases in the county — that’s up ... MORE
Coalition unveils 'Seneca Strong' campaign tackling suicide prevention

Coalition unveils ‘Seneca Strong’ campaign tackling suicide prevention

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition, a joint-partnership between Seneca County and the United Way unveiled a new ‘Seneca Strong’ campaign – highlighting the strength seen in the local community. “We want to take a moment ... MORE