Health

Monroe County COVID-19 data: 205 new cases, 1 new death

The latest data on COVID-19 in Monroe County released Mondays shows 205 new cases and one new death. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 255...
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 1:55pm
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Is it allergies or is it COVID-19?

April usually brings spring showers, flowers, and allergies. When the weather began to change about two weeks ago, Shonta McFayden thought she was...
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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 12:56pm
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Connections: Discussing post-pandemic practices to reduce illness

New data shows a decline in child and adult illnesses in almost all categories. The declines have been driven by masking and other pandemic-related...
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Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:16am
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Connections: How communication can be more effective in regard to weight and personal health

During a discussion about Body Mass Index, or BMI, Connections listeners reached out to describe their own experiences with weight shaming. Some of...
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Fri, 04/02/2021 - 10:19am
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Nursing home visitation bill is called a Catch-22 by staff

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to allow two or more designated family members to visit their loved ones in nursing home facilities. The bill...
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Tue, 03/30/2021 - 2:22pm
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County leaders glad to see COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanded to younger people

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents age 30 and older on Tuesday and to residents age...
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Tue, 03/30/2021 - 6:55am
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Sexually transmitted infection rates in Monroe County soar in 2020

As COVID-19 turned our world upside down in 2020, another health crisis was raging locally. Last year, Monroe County recorded some of the highest...
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Thu, 03/25/2021 - 1:31pm
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AstraZeneca vaccine deemed safe, waiting FDA approval

UPDATE: A safety board overseeing AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial is raising concerns about the company's data . In an unusual post-midnight...
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Tue, 03/23/2021 - 3:21am
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Connections: What do you need to know about endometriosis and fibroids?

We have a conversation about women's health. First, students at the University of Rochester have created a noninvasive test to diagnose endometriosis -...
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Thu, 02/04/2021 - 9:15am
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Connections: ROC the Future's 2020 State of Our Children report card

ROC the Future has released its annual "State of Our Children" report card . It tracks key measures of wellbeing of children and youth in the Rochester...
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 9:21am
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