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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, Syracuse, Weather

Lack of Sun Causing Vitamin D Deficiencies in Central New Yorkers

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Click here to see why lack of sunlight is landing some Central New Yorkers in the doctor’s office.  Audio Transcript: Vitamin D transcript By Natalie Maier, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In the months of November through March, the sunlight in Central New York is so scarce that our bodies are not producing any of their own […]

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Central New York, Community, Health

Bone Marrow Drive

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By Dana Grey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Central New York community is rallying together today in hopes of helping a man in need. Manlius Police Sergeant, Ken Hatter, has non-hodgkins lymphoma and local law enforcement is doing what it can to help fight the cancer. The Cicero Fire Department is hosting a bone marrow registry […]

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Central New York, Education, Government, Health, Syracuse, Uncategorized

New York Mandates Mental Health Education in Schools

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Mental Health in NY Public Schools SCRIPT By Rashika Jaipuriar SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – School may be in session for the year, but New York schools are still catching up on summer homework. The state’s latest legislative changes  went into effect on July 1, and now K-12 public schools are required to incorporate mental health education […]

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Central New York, Health, Syracuse

Student Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis At Syracuse University

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Listen here to find out about the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis at Syracuse University. Audio Transcript: Bacterial Meningitis Wrap Script By Ryan Golde SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A Syracuse University student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The SU Health Services department sent the student home to receive treatment. The university is taking other precautions to […]

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Central New York, Community, Health

Locals Rally Together for Medicare and Medicaid

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Audio Transcript: BrooksHealthcareRally Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- Protesters gathered in downtown Syracuse on July 30th to celebrate Medicare & Medicaid’s 53rd birthday and to demand universal healthcare. Organizers say Congress is threatening the future of healthcare by passing tax cuts and that they plan to fight back to protect and expand both programs. “I see […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Public Safety, Syracuse, Travel

Skaneateles Closes Beaches, DEC Tests for Toxic Blue Green Algae

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Audio Transcript: Skaneateles Closes Beaches… By Natalie Maier SKANEATELES, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Village of Skaneateles public beach was closed today as large, visible blooms of blue green algae floated at the shore. The Department of Environmental Conservation has tested the blooms and is waiting on results later this week to see if they are […]

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Central New York, Environment, Health, Public Safety

Officials are Testing Algae Blooms in Skaneateles Lake for Harmful Toxins

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Click the play button above to learn about the possible dangers of algae blooms in the Skaneateles Lake Audio transcript: LaRowe algae wrap By Jonathan LaRowe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – For the second straight year, harmful algae blooms have popped up in Skaneateles Lake. Officials are testing the blooms for toxins that could be harmful if […]

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Central New York, Environment, Health

Central New Yorkers May Be At Risk Of Catching Rare Virus

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Click the link above to learn more about triple-e, or read the transcript.  By Dominick Muccilo, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Eastern Equine Encephalitis, known as “EEE” could pose more severe implications to the area than West Nile Virus. The West Nile Virus happens seasonally but EEE doesn’t. Lisa Letteney, the Director of Environmental Health in Onondaga […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

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Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Entertainment, Health, Public Safety

‘Diet Culture’ is Causing Eating Disorders

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Click play to hear more about why eating disorder specialists think ‘diet culture’ can be dangerous.  Audio Transcript: Eating Disorders Caused by ‘Diet Culture’ By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – More than 214,000 people have signed an online petition to stop Netflix’s show “Insatiable.” Those who have signed feel the show contains triggers for people […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Health

Chocolate Race Raises Awareness for AMV Disorder

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https://soundcloud.com/kayla-burton-37434096/kelleigh-gustafsons-chocolate-challenge Audio Transcript: Chocolate Challenge Script By Kayla Burton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)-  On Saturday, July 29, 2018, the first ever Chocolate Challenge 5K and 10K race will take place at 8:00 a.m. at Le Moyne College. This race consists of various kinds of chocolate including chocolate bars, chocolate ice cream, chocolate fountains, chocolate chips, chocolate kisses, […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Public Safety, Technology

Libraries with 3D Printers React to Release of Blueprints for Guns

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Click play to hear one local library’s policy when it comes to 3D printing guns.  Audio Transcript: Libraries React to 3D Gun Blueprints By Natalie Maier FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A company in Austin, Texas has promised to release digital blueprints for 3D printing guns. The release is causing concern among gun control advocates, who think […]

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Agriculture, Community, Food, Health

Local Farmers Markets Could Be Losing Many of Their Customers

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For more information, listen to the audio above! Audio Transcript: Farmers market By: Brandon Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The USDA is deciding whether to continue to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use SNAP at farmers markets in New York state. This could lead to changes for many local farmers markets. Alice […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Syracuse

Knitted Knockers for Onondaga County

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Audio Transcript: BrooksKnitting By Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A Syracuse woman is providing breast cancer survivors with special prostheses. Carol Merritt makes “Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone a major breast surgery. Knitted Knockers are free, knitted cotton prostheses that have the shape and feel of a real breast. According to Merritt, Knockers […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Food, Health, Non-profit

A Local Farm has Solutions to Continue Access to Fresh Foods Amid Food Stamp Sales Shutdown

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Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: The Shutdown of Food Stamp Sales on Farmers Markets By Alexandria Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Farmers markets will lose the ability to process food stamp sales on August 31st. Novo Dia Group is a service provider that farmers markets use to process food stamp sales. The provider […]

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Government, Health

Medicare and Medicaid Celebrate its 53rd Birthday in Central New York

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Click above to hear about the Medicaid and Medicare Rally! Audio Transcript: Medicare Rally A. WIlliams By Alazia Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Central New York’s community advocates held a rally in celebration of the 53rd birthday of the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.  The events sponsors included The New York State Alliance for […]

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