Children Before Fish

Dozens protest the decision to invest in an aquarium while so many in Syracuse live in poverty By April Santana South Side resident Ida Stewart knows how she would spend the county’s $85 million surplus: Health care for seniors and children, food security, housing, and on the fight against lead poisoning, for starters. Not on her list? An aquarium for ... Read More »

Number of Syphilis Cases Increases Significantly

It is important to know the signs of syphilis, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated Between the years 2008 and 2014, the number of syphilis cases in Onondaga County has increased more than 1,800 percent. Dr. Indu Gupta, the Onondaga County Health Commissioner, and other health officials reported on the implications of the rise in syphilis cases at a ... Read More »

She Matters

Finding ways to help women detect breast cancer, then get through it Valerie Taylor was lying down relaxing in her home when she felt an itch in her right breast. When she touched it, she discovered a lump that felt like the shape of an egg. She called her doctor right away. “I was more scared than anything because I ... Read More »

Getting Prepared

With winter upon us, the United Way shares tips on how to plan ahead Members of The Stand’s Board of Directors recently attended information sessions to help them understand what they can do to be prepared in the event of an emergency, specifically a natural disaster. Natural disasters often result in the disruption of everyday life and include inaccessibility to ... Read More »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When was your last mammogram? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer detected among women in the United States. African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. Read More »

HIV/AIDS Education

MENS Project puts its focus on keeping people safe and healthy A not-for-profit community health organization — whose mission, in part, is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among minority men — has been working to raise its local profile through events such as a recent entertainment extravaganza at the Landmark Theatre. The MENS Project, which focuses on educating African-American and ... Read More »

Meals on Wheels to Offer Flu Shot Clinic Today

Community also invited to Open House/Volunteer Recruitment Fair Meals on Wheels of Syracuse will hold a Flu Shot Clinic during an Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Fair  from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at its office located at 300 Burt Street in the Almus Olver Towers.  The entrance to Meals on Wheels is located off of Oakwood Ave, ... Read More »

ACR Health Ready to Train Overdose Responders

Last Friday, April 18, Syracuse police reported five heroin overdoses in the previous 24 hours. Also on Friday, ACR Health hosted a Training of Trainers for the education and distribution of the life-saving prescription drug, naloxone or Narcan, which reverses heroin overdoses within minutes. Thirty-four staff and peer educators from ACR’s nine-county region took part in the training session facilitated ... Read More »

100 Black Men Educates on Obamacare

As deadline approaches, some insurance seekers sought assistance from recent info sessions 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc. recently hosted a series of informational sessions to promote health care education and enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, the new health initiative primarily referred to as Obamacare. “I have insurance and I have a difficult time with what they cover and ... Read More »

Is Your Home Poisoning Your Child?

The nicer weather of spring and summer brings along an increased risk for childhood lead poisoning. The most common source of lead poisoning is lead paint and/or lead dust. Childhood lead poisoning remains a concern for families living in older homes.  Lead dust is created when lead paint becomes damaged, starts to chip or peel, or during home repairs. You ... Read More »