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Smoking, obesity among top issues in Sch'dy health study

Results tallied from citywide survey

Joanne Cocozzoli, director of Schenectady County Public Health Services, talks about the results of UMatter Schenectady, an assessment of the community's health needs, on Monday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Joanne Cocozzoli, director of Schenectady County Public Health Services, talks about the results of UMatter Schenectady, an assessment of the community's health needs, on Monday.
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Smoking, obesity and substance abuse are among the city’s top health concerns, according to the results of a 13-week survey released Monday. The community-based needs assessment, “UMatter Schenectady,” was led by The Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community and is the backbone for a community-based campaign that officials say is the first of its kind in the state. The UMatter project kicked off in February with community health workers and college student volunteers going door ...

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wmarincic
October 29, 2013
1:04 p.m.

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Daily is right and that survey was a waste of money. The problems stated above are the same for every depressed city and area in the country. When you take away the motivation to work and make people dependent on the government you have those problems. Thirty Seven percent of those people polled said they smoke, guess who pays for it. Inappropriate emergency department utilization, guess who pays for it twice? We pay for their medical care and the police are called and they have to transport and must have two officers to transport, I remember being at Ellis thinking an officer was shot because there were five police cars there, I asked a friend and he said they were all there for transporting because people don't want to pay for a taxi so they call 911 and say they are afraid they are going to hurt themselves. Guess who was responding to crime calls with all of the police at the hospital? Guess who was complaining that it takes three or four hours to respond to a burglary call or a noise complaint etc. Schenectady can't have it both ways, we need to get rid of these democrat idiots running this city into the ground or expect things to keep getting worse.

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