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Central New York , Community , Government , Health

Save Our Air Medical Resources Campaign

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Air Medical Services are in demand due to increased number of patients living in rural areas. However, these services are diminishing because of low government reimbursement for air medical providers. Also, most of the people living in rural areas have to travel considerable distance to reach and get proper […]

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Education , Health , Sports , Syracuse

Central New York Pop Warner Reacts to Concussion Study

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By Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Journal of the American Medical Association’s alarming study regarding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy  (CTE) shows if you play football through the professional level, there is an extremely high chance of a person developing the brain disease. Where does the dream of becoming a professional football start? In local […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Public Safety

Naloxone to be Accessible in New York

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Starting tomorrow, naloxone will be available in pharmacies statewide. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. Before January 2016, it was only possible to get Naloxone with a prescription or through a registered opioid overdose prevention program. Making the drug more affordable adds to […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Health

No Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products in New York, One Year Later

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – While sales tax is applied to all consumer purchases, new legislation makes an impact on Central New Yorkers, exempting necessities from local and State sales tax. Last summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that eliminates sales tax on feminine care and hygiene products. New York joined a […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Health , Public Safety

Mercury Disposal Made Easy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency held its fourth annual mercury drop-off event in Jamesville this morning. The OCRRA encouraged residents to drop-off their old thermostats and thermometers containing mercury. Participants who did so received a $10 gift certificate from Lowe’s and a new mercury-free digital thermometer. People also brought […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Health , safety

OCCRA Offers Means to Dispose of Mercury and Medication

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) is now providing a means to safely dispose of prescription drugs. In the past OCCRA has offered yearly events to bring in mercury based items, but this is the first year they are accepting prescriptions. Dale Cocca, a recycling specialist, […]

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Central New York , Community , Crime , Education , Feature , Health , Public Safety , Seniors , Transportation

The Flip Side Of Parking In Handicapped Parking

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll only be a minute” and parked in a handicapped parking spot? Well, one ex-Sheriff  says this type of behavior hits too close to home.  For more than three years, Ruth Schwartz worked as a Deputy Sheriff for SHAPE overseeing public parking lots. […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Health

Minimum Smoking Age Raised to 21 in New Jersey, Is New York State Next?

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The popular Tobacco21 bill gains momentum as Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation that raises minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 19 to 21. New Jersey has become the third and latest state, behind Hawaii and California, to raise the legal smoking age. Currently, Onondaga County […]

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Central New York , Community , Feature , Health , Non-profit , Things to do

Mr. Jay Gives Free Yoga Lessons

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It was more than twenty years ago when Jay Rubadeaux discovered his passion for yoga. Although he received his Yoga Science certification from the Himalayan Institute, Rubadeaux never had the motive to charge for his services. “I felt uncomfortable with it,” said Rubadeaux. “I don’t think money should actually […]

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