Local businesses show support for colon cancer awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Oneida County Health Department’s Cancer Services Program of Oneida, Herkimer & Madison Counties has been working with local businesses to increase awareness in the community about the importance of screening.

Three local businesses have gotten into the spirit and are promoting awareness at their sites. Roso’s Café, […]

Schneiderman highlights devastating impacts of Trump’s environmental budget cuts

Massive EPA budget cuts threaten to delay and obstruct New York environmental projects

Schneiderman: If The Trump Administration Can’t Meet Its Legal Obligation To Ensure A Clean, Safe, And Healthy Environment, I Won’t Hesitate To Act To Protect New Yorkers

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today highlighted the disastrous impacts President Trump’s proposed budget cuts […]

Your Healthcare $$$ and Sense

Do you have questions about the proposed changes to our national healthcare system? The upcoming forum, “Your Healthcare $$$ and Sense” should provide some answers. You’re invited to this free presentation April 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Poolville Community Center, 7484 Willey Road, Earlville.

The panel of experts includes Sean […]

Red Cross assisting nine people displaced by Syracuse Fire

Providing Assistance for Nine People

Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to a fire at a two-family home onMaurice Ave., Syracuse, providing immediate assistance for a total of nine people. One apartment was occupied by oneadult and four children, while the other housed one adult and three children.

Red Cross assistance […]

Gillibrand issues statement on House decision to pull vote on bill to dismantle ACA

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the House decision to pull the vote on the bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act:

“The only way anything ever happens in Washington is when regular people stand up and speak out – and that’s exactly what happened with this awful […]

Motivational speaker/comedian to present April 1 in Hamilton

The Hamilton Area Community Coalition will host national motivational speaker, comedian, Ph.D., and author, Matt Bellace, April 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Palace Theater in Hamilton. Bellace speaks to about 100,000 students and adults every year throughout the U.S. and Canada. By using humor and science, he brings a powerful message about […]

April 5 is National Walking Day

The American Heart Association wants you to move more in April, starting with National Walking Day!

Join thousands across the nation as they wear their sneakers to work on April 5, 2017, and pledge to start a healthier lifestyle as part of this annual event.

Who: Sponsor Boilermaker Road Race will join the American Heart […]

Tenney issues statement on pulled vote on American Health Care Act

Claudia Tenney

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY-22) released the following statement regarding the cancellation of the vote on the American Health Care Act.

“Although the vote on the American Health Care Act was canceled today, I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a high quality, patient-centric plan that will improve and […]

Madison Cortland ARC: Help and call the governor today

Workforce crisis could lead to quality care crisis for people with developmental disabilities

The Arc of Madison Cortland, NYSARC, OPWDD, NYSRA and COPA have been lobbying in Albany for the necessary $45 million funding to be added to the 2017-18 New York state budget. This increase would provide a living wage for the dedicated direct […]

Schneiderman announces record number of data breach notices for 2016

Figure 1: Data Security Breach Cause (Chart)

Hacking Drives Data Breaches Up By 60%, Exposing Info Of 1.6 Million New Yorkers

Schneiderman: It’s On Businesses And Citizens Alike To Protect Against Dangerous Data Exposures That Undermine NY’ers Financial Health And Cost Billions

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced

that his office […]

Proclamation and flag-raising at Oneida City Hall Friday

Recognize Heroes Who Bring Hope to People in Need During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.

“March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies,” said […]

Madsion County to discuss hot health topics during National Public Health Week

Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, largely thanks to the work of public health. To ensure everyone has a chance at a long and healthy life, we must tackle the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk.

Those causes are rooted in how and where we live, learn, work and […]