Monthly Archives: October 2018

BOIL WATER Order For Residents in the Village of Jordan and parts of the Town of Elbridge

******* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ******* BOIL WATER Order For Residents in the Village of Jordan and parts of the Town of Elbridge The Onondaga County Health Department is issuing a Boil Water Order to residents and businesses in the Village of Jordan and parts of the Town of Elbridge. The test results from routine sampling… Read more >

End the Stigma: Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

By Mariah Senecal-Reilly In October both National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and Mental Illness Awareness Week are observed. During this time families, communities, and organizations come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance abuse prevention and to celebrate people living in recovery. According to SAMHSA, around 43.6 million (18.1%) Americans ages 18 and… Read more >

Lead Poisoning Educational Forum Held

The Onondaga County Health Department and several community partners hosted a “Close the Window on Childhood Lead Poisoning” education forum earlier today. The forum featured local experts who described the strategies Onondaga County health officials and key community partners are utilizing to prevent childhood lead poisoning by addressing the issue at its source – poorly… Read more >

Onondaga County Cancer Services Program Continues to Offer Free Cancer Screenings

The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) will continue to provide cancer screening services for uninsured and underinsured residents with support from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Since 1987, the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Onondaga County has collaborated with the NYSDOH, local healthcare providers, and community agencies to offer free screening and… Read more >

Confirmed Case of Meningococcal Meningitis In a Syracuse University Student

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, is confirming a single, isolated case of serogroup B meningococcal meningitis in a Syracuse University student. The individual, who was hospitalized, has since been discharged and is recovering at home. The student’s close contacts, who are at increased risk of infection from this case, have been identified and… Read more >

Breast Cancer: It’s Not Just One Disease

By Emily Young, Public Health Educator Although often thought of as just one disease, there are many types of breast cancer. A woman’s treatment options and prognosis are dependent upon the type of breast cancer that’s diagnosed. In order to determine this, all tumors are tested for estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 receptors. Breast tumors that… Read more >