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Upstate, Crouse to hold public community discussions on Upstate-Crouse acquisition

Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health will hold two public community discussions on Upstate’s proposed acquisition of Crouse. The sessions will be held Monday, Aug. 15 at the North Syracuse Junior High School, 5353 Taft Road, North Syracuse, and Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse. Both sessions will run More »

First Case of Monkeypox in Onondaga County

The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) announced today that an Onondaga County resident has tested positive for the monkeypox virus. OCHD received the laboratory report of the positive finding on the evening of August 9, 2022. The patient has been in isolation and does not pose a risk to the public. OCHD Bureau of Disease Control has finished More »

Onondaga County Office for Aging – Senior Nutrition Days at the Market ARE BACK! – Thursday 8/11

Commissioner JoAnne Spoto Decker and Onondaga County Office for Aging, Nutrition Services have  announced that the Senior Nutrition Days at the Market are back! A Nutrition Dining Site for Seniors (Age 60+) at the CNY Regional Market! This is a collaboration between the CNY Regional Market & Onondaga County Office for Aging. download August 2022 Senior Nutrition More »

Governor Hochul Announces Latest Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution Following Phase 3 Federal Allotment of Doses for New York State and New York City

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the latest round of the JYNNEOS vaccine that will be distributed to local health departments. To ensure all vaccine allotments across the country are being put to optimal use, the Phase 3 allocations are being divided by the federal government into three installments and delivered as the states administer vaccines. More »

Excellus BCBS named to Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Syracuse, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to be named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after receiving a top score of 100 percent on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities. The DEI is a comprehensive benchmarking More »

Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Health & Wellness (Save the Date September 24th)

Community Partner and Sponsorships are still available for this upcoming event 100 Black Men of Syracuse Inc. is sponsoring the Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Health & Wellness, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The annual family-friendly event, which is being offered for the first time at Kirk Park in Syracuse, is free and open to the public. More »

New Prescription Drug Dispensary at Upstate brings hope to the Uninsured and Indigent

Meaghan Murphy, Upstate’s ambulatory care pharmacy coordinator and Eric Balotin, Upstate’s director of Retail/Specialty Pharmacy Services, are leading Upstate’s medication access program. Millions of Americans without health insurance often go without life-saving prescriptions because they can’t afford them. Now, for the uninsured and indigent in Onondaga there’s hope—The Dispensary of Hope. Eligibility to participate in More »

Kinney Drugs Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments for Ages 3-4*

Gouverneur, NY – Kinney Drugs, a 100% employee-owned leading pharmacy chain in New York and Vermont, has opened COVID-19 vaccination appointments for ages three and four* per CDC recommendations in the select Kinney pharmacies listed.  Additional  information click on link below: COVID Vaccine Information-Ages 3-4 Vaccines 6-29-22 Kinney pharmacists know that in general, children tend More »