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Man who attempted suicide talks to FLCC students

Man who attempted suicide talks to FLCC students
Kevin Hines shared his story of survival with people at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday. Hines travels the world talking about suicide prevention. Plagued by suicidal thoughts, Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate ... more
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New York expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs too

NY expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs too
New York is expanding anti-tobacco initiatives to discourage the use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes too. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed an executive order directing state agencies overseeing anti-tobacco programs to address the newer methods ... more
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Local initiative tackles food access in Geneva-area

Local initiative tackles food access in Geneva-area
Passing the plate can go a long way. Especially in a community like Geneva, as the fight to create better access to food continues. Accessibility to any nutritional sources, let alone fresh produce have rapidly ... more
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St. John Fisher College moves to ban vaping and tobacco use

St. John Fisher College moves to ban vaping and tobacco use
Amid growing concern around vaping, St. John Fisher College is the latest to ban e-cigarettes from its campus. The move, nearly two years in the making, will also ban the use of cigarettes and other ... more
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Are mental health days coming to schools in New York State?

Are mental health days coming to schools in New York State?
Mental health related problems, such as stress and anxiety, are on the rise. "Mental health issues are something that strike one in five people," said Eve Shippens, a mother and teacher at East High School ... more
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Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new ... more
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Cuomo: New Yorkers overcharged billions, state taking action against opioid companies

Cuomo: New Yorkers overcharged billions, state taking action against opioid companies
Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will be taking action against opioid manufacturers after he says New York taxpayers were overcharged billions of dollars. In a statement Tuesday, Cuomo said the Department of Financial Services ... more
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Everything you need to know about vaping, related illness outbreak

Everything you need to know about vaping, related illness outbreak
The recent increase in vaping illnesses has sparked a national conversation on vaping and the side effects that come with it. Tuesday, it was confirmed that the sixth person in the United States to die ... more
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Trump to propose ban on flavorings used in e-cigarettes

New York reissues vaping warning
President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping. State and federal health authorities are investigating hundreds of breathing illnesses ... more
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Parents of unvaccinated kids decry religious exemption’s end

Parents of unvaccinated kids decry religious exemption’s end
Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state are protesting the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements. Hundreds of parents gathered in front of the state education building Monday to urge state ... more
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Shingles vaccine shortage leads to long wait lists, delays

Shingles vaccine shortage leads to long wait lists, delays
If you’ve had chicken pox, then the shingles virus is already in you. There is a vaccine for it, but most pharmacies have a waiting period of six months to a year, as the demand ... more
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Gov. Cuomo moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes, calls for aggressive action

Gov. Cuomo moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes, calls for aggressive action
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that he will be pushing new legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes and is taking aggressive action against vaping products. Cuomo has directed the State Department of Health to subpoena companies ... more
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Upstate Poison Center: 1 in 5 teens uses e-cigarettes, vapes

Upstate Poison Center: 1 in 5 teens uses e-cigarettes, vapes
New York State is seeing more and more children and teens try vaping. According to the Upstate New York Poison Center, vaping and the use of e-cigarettes have increased since last year. In all of ... more
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Auburn asks for better algae toxin data

Auburn asks for better algae toxin data
The Auburn City Council passed a resolution Thursday asking the state to change its reporting procedures for toxins found in harmful algal blooms, reiterating a concern the council has raised since 2017. Currently, when reporting levels ... more
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Cuomo: New York to urge against vaping, echoing US warnings

Cuomo: New York to urge against vaping, echoing US warnings
New York’s health commissioner is urging people to stop vaping, echoing recent warnings about the habit from the federal government. Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement Saturday that people should abstain from vaping while ... more
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Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County
Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would ... more
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MANTIUS: HABs color Finger Lakes green with dozens of blooms after Labor Day

MANTIUS: HABs color Finger Lakes green with dozens of blooms after Labor Day
Labor Day is prime time for hurricanes in the Atlantic and, in recent years, harmful algal blooms across New York State’s lake country Once pristine Skaneateles Lake, the drinking water source for Syracuse, had been ... more
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New York Health Commissioner urges against use of vape products

New York Health Commissioner urges against use of vape products
On Saturday the New York State health commissioner issued a warning to vape users in the state. "I am urging New Yorkers to stop using vape products while the investigation into the definitive cause of ... more
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Vaping-related lung damage cases on the rise locally

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There are now at least five people across the country who have died from a lung injury believed to be caused by vaping. There have not been any related deaths in New York. Doctors at ... more
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Families choose homeschool over vaccination: “I would not go against the Lord”

Families choose homeschool over vaccination: “I would not go against the Lord”
News10NBC is investigating the impact of the state law that says every child in school, medically eligible, has to have the measles vaccine. The state legislature got rid of the religious exemption in June. Now we're ... more
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Ontario County deputies using technology to help people in mental health crises

Ontario County deputies using technology to help people in mental health crises
People in Ontario County who call 911 because they or a loved one is in trouble and needs mental health intervention can now get help with just the click of a button. iPads are the ... more
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