Thursday 18 January 2018
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Category: Featured News, Health, Local News

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Upstate University Hospital To Open Adolescent Psychiatric Unit In 2019

After 13 years of consideration and planning, New York State has approved Upstate University Hospital’s plan for an inpatient...


Onondaga County Office for Aging to Hold HEAP Outreach Events for Seniors

By Staff –   The Onondaga County Office for Aging will hold several Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) outreach events to...


Gas Industries Are Poisoning African-Americans

By Dashea Smith – ( – The NAACP and the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) have co-authored a landmark report that, for...

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Rev. Jackson’s Diagnosis: Parkinson’s Disease – What it is and How it Affects African-Americans

By Glenn Ellis –   ( – Last week, civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., 76, revealed that he has...


Drug That Prevents HIV Infection is Little Known in Black Community Where Disease Rates are Highest

By Anna Challet –   ( – A drug that prevents HIV infection has been available for five years. But even...

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities Show Up in NICU Care

By Erin Digitale –   ( – Babies’ racial and ethnic identities influence the quality of medical care...


Study Reveals: Racial Microaggressions May Reveal Deeper Beliefs

By Kim Eckart –   ( – Whites who are more likely to make microaggressions against Black people are also...

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Diabetes Rises to New High in the U. S. as Communities Take Action Against It

By Jane Kennedy –   ( – The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. climbed to a new high of 11.6 percent...

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Onondaga County Plans to Sue Pharmaceutical Companies

By Staff –   Onondaga County reportedly plans to sue the manufacturers of opioids, according to an article in the Syracuse Post...


Medicaid Provides Health Coverage for 28 Percent of Black Adults and 57 Percent of Black Children

By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. –   ( – Medicaid plays a significant role in providing health care to...