Cynthia Morrow en Onondaga County: Dr. Morrow's 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="" 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 Onondaga County: Dr. Morrow's resignation was "premature" Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation <p></p><p>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County’s longtime health commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, has resigned in a disagreement over a portion of the planned reorganization of the county's human service agencies.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:34:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53716 at Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation Onondaga County health commissioner resigns <p>The head of Onondaga&nbsp;County's health department, <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Cynthia Morrow</a>, has suddenly resigned.</p><p>Morrow's resignation is effective immediately, according to Ben Dublin, a spokesman for County Executive Joanie Mahoney.</p><p>Mahoney accepted the resignation today, Dublin said.</p><p>Deputy Commissioner Michele Mignano has been appointed in her place for the interim and Dr. Morrow will stay on for a few weeks to help with the transition, Dublin said.</p><p>The county executive released this statement:&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:52:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53700 at Will a rainy June mean more West Nile virus? <p>The conventional wisdom is that it's going to be a bad year for mosquitos, because of the very rainy June. But, whether that means more incidence of mosquito born viruses, is debatable.<br> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:53:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40995 at Will a rainy June mean more West Nile virus? How to avoid Lyme disease <p><a href="">Lyme disease</a> is no longer just a risk for those “outdoorsy” people. Now if you’re gardening, playing in the backyard or outside at all, you can be at risk for Lyme disease. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="">Dr. Cynthia Morrow</a>, Onondaga County Health Commissioner, about the increased risk of Lyme disease in the area.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Cynthia Morrow.</strong></p><p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 WRVO News 39772 at How to avoid Lyme disease Looking for signs of Lyme disease: An interview with Cynthia Morrow <p>Lyme disease is on the rise in many parts of the country -- including right here in central and northern New York. But what is this disease and how does it spread?</p><p>Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show, "Take Care," spoke with Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.</p><p></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: How concerned should we be?</em></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:44:37 +0000 WRVO News 39926 at Looking for signs of Lyme disease: An interview with Cynthia Morrow Cynthia Morrow on the Campbell Conversations <p>When it comes to health, what does the region do well, and what does it do poorly? What are the next frontiers in making the community healthier? In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow reflects on recent statistics about the county's health, discusses different approaches that communities and government can take toward improving health, and speculates about possible futures.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 15:36:36 +0000 Grant Reeher 37793 at Flu season starting early in upstate New York <p>The flu is making an early appearance across upstate New York this fall, from the North Country through the Mohawk Valley. With the holiday season approaching, experts say it becomes more important than ever to take precautions. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:14:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29263 at Flu season starting early in upstate New York Onondaga County warns of Shigella outbreak <p>It's not clear where it came from, but an outbreak of shigellosis, more commonly known as shigella, continues to afflict dozens of people in Onondaga County.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:32:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28123 at Central NY health officials work to prevent EEE <p>Three people have died in the last three years in Central New York from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, which can be spread from mosquitoes to&nbsp; humans.</p><p>The deaths have sent scares across the region, and the health departments in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, and Oneida Counties are taking it seriously.</p><p>&ldquo;It is a rare disease, but it is a very fatal disease and I think that that is very frightening for everybody,&rdquo; remarked Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow.</p><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Johnston 19421 at Central NY health officials work to prevent EEE Flu season peaks behind schedule <p>Flu season is peaking this week in Onondaga county, a month behind schedule. This year&#39;s flu bug is a particularly mild one. According to federal figures, this year reports the fewest cases since the 80s.</p><p>&quot;I think that we&#39;re peaking now, which is a late peak, but our numbers were still going up as of last week... but very, very low numbers, not anything I&#39;m concerned about,&quot; <strong><a href="">Onondaga County Health</a></strong> Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow said. &quot;But it is not over yet.&quot;</p><p>Morrow tracks flu numbers every year. She says that the mild winter could have something to do with lower numbers.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:51:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 16811 at