Health

Connections: Discussing heart health

A new study shows the number of young adults dying from heart failure is on the rise. We're joined by a cardiologist and a dietitian who help us...
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Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:46am
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Connections: What does true wellness mean?

We have a conversation about the wellness industry. Writing for the "New York Times," novelist Jessica Knoll compared the wellness industry to the diet...
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Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:46am
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Connections: Discussing Rochester's bike lane problem, and the benefits of active transportation

Rochester has a bike lane problem. That’s according to research and reporting done by WXXI’s health reporter, Brett Dahlberg. He spent eight weeks...
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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:48am
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WATCH: Preventing HPV; intimacy choreography; young explorers making discoveries

https://youtu.be/bz0b8-JesAw HPV is described by some as “the common cold” of sexually transmitted diseases and yet it can impact people in ways they...
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Fri, 04/19/2019 - 5:28am
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Connections: Discussing the latest measles outbreak and the importance of vaccines

We discuss the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest, where most of the victims were not vaccinated. Monroe County Public Health Commissioner...
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Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:36am
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Rochester Regional researchers: no clear link between squirrel brain consumption and death

Rochester Regional Health cannot directly connect the reported death of a man with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to his consumption of squirrel brain,...
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Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:51pm
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West Nile virus claims first N.Y. victim of the year

A Monroe County resident has died from West Nile virus. It’s the only death from the disease in New York state so far this year, according to the most...
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Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:11pm
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Rochester company looks to reduce racial bias in medicine

A Rochester startup is looking to solve a medical problem with a global scope. VisualDx is building a database of what diseases look like on all skin...
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Mon, 09/10/2018 - 1:41am
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State launching effort to eliminate hepatitis C

New York is now home to the nation’s first strategy to eliminate hepatitis C, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor unveiled a $5-million...
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Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:43pm
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Report from NY health officials calls for pot legalization

Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report...
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Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:56pm
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