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A Sudden Rise in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Swamp Syracuse Hospitals

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Click the play button to learn about how synthetic marijuana overdoses affected Syracuse a week ago. Audio transcript: Synthetic Marijuana Transcript By Keir Chapman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A surge in synthetic marijuana overdoses caught Syracuse emergency rooms by surprise last week. Crouse Hospital treated 21 patients suffering from an overdose from July 10th-11th, […]

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Central New York, Government, Health, Syracuse

New York Permits Marijuana as Opioid Replacement

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Click play to learn more about how local healthcare providers are impacted by a new policy that allows opioids to be replaced with marijuana. Audio Transcript: Opioid Replacement By Erron Franklin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) —  New York State enacted a new policy that allows medical marijuana to be prescribed to patients in lieu of opioids to […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Health, Syracuse, Technology

People Skeptical of WHO’s Decision to Name Gaming Disorder a Mental Health Condition

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By Stefan Oliva  Syracuse, NY (NCC News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) put gaming disorder on its most recent list of mental health disorders on Monday. WHO’s announcement sparked debate and raised questions about how it should be treated and whether or not the condition belongs on this list. The WHO defines gaming disorder as “a […]

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Education, Health, Politics

Karen Pence Visits With Children At Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) On a whirlwind Syracuse visit for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen that including a political fundraiser and several protests, the Second Lady took the time to meet with the children and staff of Syracuse’s children’s hospital. Nothing but smiles came from Mrs. Pence as she toured […]

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Central New York, Health, Syracuse, Weather

Heat Advisory in Syracuse Raises Red Flag for Health Concerns

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By Alexis Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The heat index went up to 101 degrees in Syracuse and even hotter in surrounding areas. Paired with Southern-like humidity, The National Weather Service says one major health concern is heat stroke. Medical doctor, Jeremy Joslin of Upstate Medical Hospital said that many people believe they’re having a […]

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Central New York, Crime, Health

Elderly Abuse Often Goes Unnoticed and Unreported

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By Dominique Patrick SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) – Most elderly abuse cases go unreported because family members and close friends are usually the ones targeting them. “It’s hard to report family members. That’s just usually the case,” said Jenny Ackley, Vera House Project Coordinator. Today, Vera House had their 21st annual Elder Abuse Conference, and the […]

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Flip Flops can be a summer favorite, but they may be dangerous to your health.
Consumer, Health

Flip Flops: Fashion or Foe

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By Mye Owens  Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – It’s summer time, and nothing says beach ready more than flip-flops. They are comfortable, easy to put on, and come at an extremely affordable cost. But, despite how comfortable these shoes feel on your feet, you may want to find another pair of shoes to wear throughout […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Public Safety

Syracuse Group Looks to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a quarter of American women and one in seven men in the U.S. have experienced severe intimate partner violence. Also commonly referred to as domestic violence, these cases refer to situations where the victims were either beaten, choked, slammed […]

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Tech Addiction: Study Shows Use of Dating Apps Can Lead to Depression, Low Self-Esteem

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Syracuse, N.Y. — The use of online dating apps like Tinder and Bumble may lower a user’s self-esteem and overall satisfaction with their dating life, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). In the study, 1,044 women and 273 men, made up of mostly college undergraduate students, were asked to complete questionnaires asking about their […]

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