children http://wrvo.org en This week: the importance of good perinatal care and more http://wrvo.org/post/week-importance-good-perinatal-care-and-more <p>While the number of babies who die in infancy has decreased, the number of mothers who die giving birth is on the rise, says Dr. Alexandra Spadola,&nbsp; obstetrical director of the regional perinatal program at Upstate Medical University.</p><p><strong>Why is this the case?</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:55:12 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57644 at http://wrvo.org Creating healthy habits for children http://wrvo.org/post/creating-healthy-habits-children <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone from doctors to educators to first lady Michelle Obama seems to be concerned about the nutrition and physical activity children in this country are getting. A recent </span>WRVO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community health forum asked a panel of regional experts about what is being done and what should be done to improve the diet and fitness of the children in central and northern New York.</span></p><p>A startling statistic captures why there is such concern across the country about childhood obesity rates.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 57258 at http://wrvo.org Creating healthy habits for children Health forum: childhood nutrition and physical fitness http://wrvo.org/post/health-forum-childhood-nutrition-and-physical-fitness <p></p><p><strong>This forum will air on Sunday, June 15 at 7 p.m. on WRVO. Listen locally <a href="http://wrvo.org/about-wrvo-public-media">on your radio</a>, <a href="http://wrvo.org/mobile-streaming">on your smart phone or tablet device</a>, or <a href="http://wrvo.org/player">online</a>.</strong></p><p>Keeping children healthy sounds like it's something that should be everyone's goal but <em>how</em> to keep America's youth healthy can be very controversial.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:12:54 +0000 WRVO 56821 at http://wrvo.org Health forum: childhood nutrition and physical fitness Onondaga County: Dr. Morrow's resignation was "premature" http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-dr-morrows-resignation-was-premature <p></p><p>Onondaga&nbsp;County's deputy executive for human services says it was "premature" for the county's health commissioner to resign.</p><p>Dr. Cynthia Morrow <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-reorganization-plan-led-morrow-resignation" target="_blank">resigned from her role</a> as the county's top health expert last week over the county executive's plans to reorganize child and maternal health services within county departments.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:18:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54138 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County: Dr. Morrow's resignation was "premature" Children's museum wants to find a permanent home in Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/childrens-museum-wants-find-permanent-home-oswego <p>Although it doesn't have a permanent home, for the last year the Children's Museum of Oswego has brought its exhibits to local events like Harborfest and the Great Pumpkin Festival. But last week, the museum's board of trustees set its sights on finding a fixed location in the city.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:49:06 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50999 at http://wrvo.org Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items http://wrvo.org/post/keep-holidays-happy-avoid-dangerous-items <p>The Upstate New York Poison Center wants New Yorkers to stay safe this holiday season. They've provided a list of things that can turn a happy holiday into tragedy.</p><p></p><p>Some things on the list remain after the holidays are long gone, like food safety. Other listed items are seen only during the holiday, like toxic plants- think mistletoe and holly berries. There are also items that can cause choking in young children.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:22:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49047 at http://wrvo.org Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items Dangerous toys list released for holiday season http://wrvo.org/post/dangerous-toys-list-released-holiday-season <p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:28:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48735 at http://wrvo.org Dangerous toys list released for holiday season Levels of child poverty in New York remain highest in the nation http://wrvo.org/post/levels-child-poverty-new-york-remain-highest-nation <p>New York state continues to have a higher percentage of children living in poverty than any other state. Experts in the field gathered in Albany recently to brainstorm ways to deal with the issue at a forum titled "Growing Up in Poverty" organized by the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.</p><p>Children growing up in poverty are denied equal access to education according to author and keynote speaker at the Growing Up in Poverty event, Jonathan Kozol.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:04:50 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 47046 at http://wrvo.org Levels of child poverty in New York remain highest in the nation Children's Clinic, WIC funded for at least six months http://wrvo.org/post/childrens-clinic-wic-funded-least-six-months <p></p><p>Last week was a rough one for the North Country Children&#39;s Clinic in Watertown. As the non-profit confronted mounting financial problems, it announced that it had to close. Then, on Thursday, local lawmakers jumped in to keep the center open for at least another month. Now, the clinic says it has secured funding for another six months.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:20:29 +0000 Zach Hirsch 45757 at http://wrvo.org Children's Clinic, WIC funded for at least six months Dealing with youth mental illness http://wrvo.org/post/dealing-youth-mental-illness <p>More education on mental illness in youth is needed throughout American society. That’s the conclusion of two guests this week on “Take Care.” Michael Fitzpatrick, the executive director of <a href="http://nami.org">NAMI</a> (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Karen Winters Schwartz, who has two children who dealt with mental health issues, both agree education is key to helping young people and their families cope with mental illness. Winters Schwartz wrote a book "Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Family's Journey Through Bipolar Disorder," a fictionalized account based on her experience with one of her children; she also is a board member of NAMI.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Michael Fitzpatrick and Karen Winters Schwartz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40357 at http://wrvo.org Dealing with youth mental illness Anti-cancer groups want candy-flavored cigars banned http://wrvo.org/post/anti-cancer-groups-want-candy-flavored-cigars-banned <p>Anti-cancer groups are seeking to ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored cigars in New York state that they say are target to children.<br><br>The products include chocolate, strawberry and grape flavored cigars, which sell for under a dollar at common convenience stores. Also available on line are gummy bear and cookie dough flavored chewing tobacco and other related products. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:59:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38871 at http://wrvo.org Event showcases student innovation and creativity http://wrvo.org/post/event-showcases-student-innovation-and-creativity <p>More than 100 kids showcased their ideas at the 11th annual <a href="http://www.wnykidsinvent.org/index.html">Western New York Invention Convention</a>, held recently at <a href="http://medaille.edu">Medaille College in Buffalo</a>. It was created to promote creative thinking and encourage scientific problem solving. Sat, 11 May 2013 12:36:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37649 at http://wrvo.org Event showcases student innovation and creativity North Country Arts Council brings out kids' creativity http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-arts-council-brings-out-kids-creativity <p>The North Country Arts Council has been a growing force for cultural activity in the Watertown area since its inception in 2009. The group aims to spotlight the work of regional artists, but it also hopes to draw more community members into arts activities too. Over the schools' winter break this year, the organization offered a day full of different art workshops for kids at its home on Public Square.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 35462 at http://wrvo.org North Country Arts Council brings out kids' creativity Multi-sensory room gives children respite from hospital treatments http://wrvo.org/post/multi-sensory-room-gives-children-respite-hospital-treatments <p>In the midst of treatments, tubes and needles, there's a place for patients at the Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse to go and find some peace.&nbsp; A one-of-a-kind multi-sensory room takes kids away from the stress of a hospital setting. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:32:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31140 at http://wrvo.org Multi-sensory room gives children respite from hospital treatments Group lists dangerous toys to avoid this holiday season http://wrvo.org/post/group-lists-dangerous-toys-avoid-holiday-season <p>With the holiday gift buying season fully underway, advocacy groups say there are toys on store shelves across New York state that are dangerous to young children. The New York Public Interest Research Group has come up with it's yearly list of treacherous toys for the season. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:14:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30164 at http://wrvo.org Group lists dangerous toys to avoid this holiday season