Category Archives: Blog Articles

Let’s Get Pretty in Pink this October!

By Emily Young, Public Health Educator, Cancer Services Program In October the leaves are changing colors and signs of pumpkins are all around, but in my world, I see pink! The Onondaga County Health Department’s Cancer Services Program (CSP) is partnering with several local pumpkins patches and diners to raise awareness about the importance of… Read more >

Lyme Disease is Preventable!

By Jackie Shostack, MSEd, Public Health Education Supervisor Bureau of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Onondaga County Health Department It’s been a great summer and I hope everyone’s been enjoying the outdoors. Onondaga County has so many beautiful parks to explore and play in. However, when you are outside, you need to play it safe!… Read more >

Spring is here and may bring fix-up projects around your house…could there be lead paint?

Ann Barnett, Public Health Educator Along with spring flowers, the season usually brings home repair projects. If you are thinking about doing some home repairs or remodeling projects, which may disturb old paint, I urge you to take safety precautions. Lead paint and lead dust continue to be the major source of lead exposure for… Read more >

Recognizing the Women of “Celebrating Survivors: A Traveling Road Show”

By Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health Contributing Author: Jenny Dickinson, Cancer Services Program Coordinator On October 15th, the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program had the honor of thanking seven local breast cancer survivors for taking part in “Celebrating Survivors: A Traveling Roadshow”. The posters traveled over a 6 week period to 16 locations throughout Onondaga… Read more >

Moms: Are You Ready for Your New Beginnings?

By Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, Onondaga County Commissioner of Health Contributing Author: Lisa GreenMills, RN, MPH, Syracuse Healthy Start Project Director Let us take our focus to the time where the life begins. We all know that to have a healthy baby, the most important thing is a mother’s complete health- physical, emotional, and social… Read more >

What is Health?

By Indu Gupta, MD, MPH Onondaga County Health Commissioner Everyone uses the word “Health” every day irrespective of age, sex, gender, race, nationality, occupation, species, environment, and even in the context of non-living concept of money. So what is health? The answers vary. From healthy habits to the sense of relief that comes with being… Read more >