chronic diseases en AIDS agency to offer services for patients with other chronic diseases <p>The agency that has helped victims of HIV/AIDS for the past 30 years in central New York will soon be taking on a new responsibility. AIDS Community Resources will be a foot soldier in a revamped Medicaid system in New York state.<br><br>In the next month or so, ARC will begin offering case management services for Medicaid eligible individuals who don't necessarily have AIDS, but who have any chronic health issue.<br><br>It'll mean a name change for AIDS Community Resources, but more importantly, Executive Director Michael Crinnen says it will allow the agency do what it does best -- coordinate care for sufferers of a chronic disease, and hopefully keeping them out of the emergency room. Thu, 30 May 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38643 at New health clinic founders want to give back to community <p>The grand opening of a new health clinic on Syracuse's South Side was held over the weekend. A group called the Muslim American Care and Compassion Alliance started the free clinic with the goal of treating preventable diseases in an under-served community. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:10:27 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 33520 at New health clinic founders want to give back to community