Category: Health

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, ... MORE
SBH opens new regional open access center for addiction

SBH opens new regional open access center for addiction

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare’s (SBH) Integrated Outpatient Clinic is opening a Regional Open Access Center for Addiction (ROACA), providing open access assessments and evaluations 24 hours a day, seven days a week to individuals seeking immediate assistance for substance use disorder. The ROACA ... MORE
Medication drop off event coming to Victor on Oct. 28th

Medication drop off event coming to Victor on Oct. 28th

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, are pleased to announce the next Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, October 28th at the Victor Village Hall ... MORE
OFFICIALS: Horse killed by West Nile Virus in Cayuga County

OFFICIALS: Horse killed by West Nile Virus in Cayuga County

According to the Cayuga County Health Department, a horse at the southern end of the county died from West Nile Virus. The virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can go symptomless in humans. According to the numbers, 8 out of 10 people ... MORE
Tickmaggedon? Maybe not, but Lyme disease DID surge this summer

Tickmaggedon? Maybe not, but Lyme disease DID surge this summer

As the Lyme disease season enters its autumn phase, it appears that predictions the bacterial illness would spike this year have so far been somewhat accurate. But Tickmaggedon it was not, at least not in the Rochester region. Social media was abuzz ... MORE
Forum on Medically Assisted Treatment Options within our community

Forum on Medically Assisted Treatment Options within our community

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, is partnering with the Finger Lakes Community College Chemical Dependency Department to host a forum on Medically Assisted Treatment Programs within our community. As drug overdose ... MORE
URMC study shows early school start times may increase depression, anxiety

URMC study shows early school start times may increase depression, anxiety

The time a child starts school could have an impact on their health. A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that students whose school starts before 8:30 in the morning are at a higher risk of anxiety and depression ... MORE
Cayuga County considers joining opioids lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

Cayuga County considers joining opioids lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

Cayuga County could join a multi-county lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that sell opioids. County legislators at both Judicial and Public Safety and Government Operations Committees discussed the possibility Wednesday night, and ultimately decided to schedule a meeting with two New York City ... MORE
Drug epidemic is topic of forum

Drug epidemic is topic of forum

he Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County is holding its first “community cafè” in Shortsville on Sept. 14. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh St. The coalition is an initiative ... MORE
Newark grad part of CDC’s ‘disease detectives’

Newark grad part of CDC’s ‘disease detectives’

Sharon Sweet knew early on that Robyn Cree was something special. “The first thing I figured out is what a quality person she is,” said the retired Newark Central School District teacher, who lives in Penn Yan. Then there were Cree’s smarts ... MORE
Cuomo: Cayuga, other NY counties get $25M to fight opioid addiction

Cuomo: Cayuga, other NY counties get $25M to fight opioid addiction

Sixteen New York counties, including Cayuga, will receive a share of more than $25 million in federal funding to combat opioid addiction, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. Treatment programs that serve the upstate New York counties will be awarded up to $16 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Falls officials talk substance abuse, upcoming Tall Cop program (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Falls officials talk substance abuse, upcoming Tall Cop program (podcast)

On a special edition of the Inside the FLX podcast representatives from the Seneca Falls Central School District, Seneca Falls Police Department and Generations Bank will be in to discuss substance abuse, and a program aimed at connecting with kids, parents and ... MORE
Suicide Prevention in the FLX: Coalition talks suicide in podcast series (Part I)

Suicide Prevention in the FLX: Coalition talks suicide in podcast series (Part I)

In Part II of FingerLakes1.com’s four part series, Sheriff Tim Luce and Kaitlyn Laskoski will join Josh Durso in-studio to talk about suicide prevention and law enforcement in Seneca County. The Inside the FLX special series was made in part by the ... MORE
FLACRA gets $1.4 million

FLACRA gets $1.4 million

Sixteen counties in New York have been called the most severely affected in the state when it comes to the heroin and opioid crisis. Unfortunately, Yates and Ontario counties are on that list. In an effort to help more people struggling with ... MORE
FL Community Health gets $175K grant

FL Community Health gets $175K grant

Finger Lakes Community Health has been awarded a $175,700 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant was announced by Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, whose district includes Yates County. Finger Lakes Community Health, based in Penn ... MORE
Gala brings in over $120K for Thompson Hospital

Gala brings in over $120K for Thompson Hospital

The annual Gala recently hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health raised more than $120,000 to benefit the new Observation Unit and a telemetry fetal monitor at Thompson Hospital. Held Sept. 8 at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, with music by ... MORE
PREVENTING SUICIDE: Coalition talks about different groups (podcast series)

PREVENTING SUICIDE: Coalition talks about different groups (podcast series)

Suicide reaches far. Even in rural communities like those here in the Finger Lakes — the impact of suicide can be felt, like a ripple throughout the community. The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a newly-formed entity working to bring awareness, ... MORE
Union blasts Auburn Community Hospital over staffing, contract

Union blasts Auburn Community Hospital over staffing, contract

For the past year and a half, Ken Spurgeon said, Auburn Community Hospital has been short-staffed. The vice chair of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Spurgeon has worked as a registered nurse at ACH for nearly 20 years. Now, he said, he ... MORE