Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a leading cause of skin cancer. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is quite prevalent in our upstate region, despite the low UV index relative to lower latitude states.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017, an alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurred every 48 minutes, and 30% of all traffic fatalities in NY state involved alcohol.
This month we highlight the variability in cervical cancer incidence and mortality across our region. The maps show county-level data from the New York State Cancer Registry (2011-2015) for cervical and uterine cancers. Note that the highest incidence-rate counties are not always the highest mortality-rate counties, and vice versa.
This month we showcase holiday-related resources across the 5-county area. Data from the New York State Christmas Tree Farmers Association show many locations in the area to purchase locally grown trees, while information from KidsOutAndAbout.Com show locations Santa can be … Continued
Common Ground Health has recently released its Health Equity Chartbook for 2018. The Chartbook illustrates how health inequity is a pervasive and deep problem across the Finger Lakes region. Many residents struggle to stay healthy and manage illness because … Continued
This report highlights data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (social support and alcohol consumption) and from the US Department of Health and Human Services Area Health Resource File (infant mortality). The Behavioral Risk Factor Social Survey (BRFSS) … Continued