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Edamame Recall Should Not Have a Significant Effect on CNY Restaurants

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A national brand of edamame is being pulled off central New York grocery store shelves because of fears it has been contaminated by potentially fatal listeria bacteria. Advanced Fresh Concepts announced the recall after random testing of their edamame showed a potential listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria can be deadly […]

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Central New York , Community , Health , safety , Spring 2017

Flu Virus Causing Health Problems in Syracuse as Winter Weather Persists

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By Matt Kaufax SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In Syracuse, it’s impossible to count out Old Man Winter.  The cold weather and the common illnesses associated with the winter months seem to linger, even as the calendars indicate that spring is upon us. Just last week, the Syracuse and Onondaga County areas were blanketed by snowfalls […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , Health , Politics

Trumpcare: CNY Republicans React

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By Isabella Wood SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The GOP healthcare bill is facing controversy from Democrats and Republicans alike because of the increased premiums and decreased coverage for low-income citizens, many of whom voted for Trump. CNY central reports that under the current GOP plan, premiums will go up more than $6,000 for the average Syracuse […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Health

Change in SU Health Care Insurance Causes Controversy

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By Kayla Spector SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — There have been issues in the past with United Healthcare, with different lawsuits filed against them, including fraud, discrimination, and underpayment for out-of-network insurance reimbursements. Now these issues could be brought to Syracuse University, as United Healthcare is the new primary insurance for employees. All of these […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Number of Those Enrolled in Obamacare Continues to Climb in Central New York

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By Andrew Morris SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — Surrounded by a whirlwind of pressure from President Donald Trump and GOP leaders threatening to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Central New Yorkers seem not to mind the possibility of a pulled plug. Just in the 2017 enrollment period alone, from the start of last November […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Ithaca’s Drug Policy Will Proceed Despite Controversy

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By Stephen Armstrong ITHACA, N.Y. (NCC News) – For Ithaca’s Mayor, Svante Myrick, the past few months have brought some extra scrutiny upon his office. “I said you’d better watch out,” Myrick said, “The Ithaca Journal’s going to want to cover this story for a full week.” The story in question was Ithaca’s new drug policy […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Government , Health , Politics

What the Future of Medicare May Look Like for Recipients

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– When 84-year-old Mary Doyle’s husband’s health rapidly deteriorated, Medicare paid for and arranged his in-home hospice care. But it may be more difficult for Medicare users to access coverage and medical services like this if new Republican leadership successfully privatizes Medicare. House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed to privatize Medicare […]

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