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Cornell students invent smart scale that can measure blood pressure, cholesterol

A new smart scale invented by two students at Cornell University measures a lot more than your weight.

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April 14, 2014

Ithaca man is one of first to receive new heart monitoring device

Last month, the FDA approved a new heart monitoring device that allows doctors to monitor a patients’ heart beats for three years.

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April 11, 2014

Report finds New York facing doctor shortage

A new report finds that New York State continues to face a shortage of primary care physicians.

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April 8, 2014

NY adopts measure to improve patient handling

New York is directing health officials and hospitals to identify best practices for safely handling patients in an effort to reduce rough lifting and better protect staff from back injuries.

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April 7, 2014

Local cancer survivor donates book to cancer patients

In this week’s health report, WHCU’s Pete Blanchard spoke with a local cancer survivor whose new book explores the many issues involved with a cancer diagnosis.

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March 31, 2014

Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.

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March 31, 2014

Former Geneva boxer raises awareness about concussions

A former professional boxer is touring college campuses in our area to raise awareness about concussions in sports.

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March 28, 2014

CDC: 1 in 68 children have autism

The government is increasing its estimate of how many children have autism to 1 in 68.

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March 28, 2014

Study: MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing

New study suggests MMA has higher rate of concussions than football or boxing.

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O’Mara bill would allow NY farmers to grow hemp

State Senator Tom O'Mara speaks to area residents at a town hall meeting held at the Franziska Racker Centers in Ithaca, Wed. Feb. 12, 2014

State Senator Tom O’Mara has introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow hemp.

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Chobani secures $750M investment from TPG

Hamid Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani, Inc., spoke to Ithaca College students Tuesday as part of an event sponsored by The Upstate Venture Capital Association of New York (UVANY)

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital.

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NY Fire companies seek volunteers

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Fire departments from around New York state are opening their doors this weekend as they look for new volunteer members.

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Cornell; ND to start $4.5M for study of “hope and optimism”

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$3.8 million is going to a partnership between Cornell University and Notre Dame to study “hope and optimism”.

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Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

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A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.