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Opioid epidemic fueling rise in deadly heart infections

While statistics about overdose deaths from the opioid epidemic continue to dominate headlines, other debilitating and costly problems have been...
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Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:04am
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WATCH: A look into the opioid crisis in Rochester

https://youtu.be/2Y7H9qbAmz8 The people, the stories, the addiction. On a special edition of Need to Know we examine what you likely haven’t heard about...
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Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:07am
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North Clinton residents fight back in war on drugs

No más. That means “no more” in Spanish. And it’s what residents of Rochester’s La Avenida, or North Clinton Avenue, neighborhood are saying as they...
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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:39pm
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Special programming: The Opioid Crisis - The Ripple Effect

WXXI News partnered with ideastream in Cleveland and Oregon Public Broadcasting to bring you special coverage of the opioid epidemic in America. In this...
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Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:39am
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Carrying Narcan, a community call to action

On a Thursday evening at Gates Town Hall, the parking lot is busy. Coffee is brewing and someone is cutting up a pan of homemade brownies. Boy Scouts in...
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Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:05am
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Virtual reality serves as pain relief alternative

For Moira Reeves, what helps keep the pain at bay is “ Bear Blast .” In her virtual reality world, the 6-year-old from Baker City, Oregon, is roaming a...
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Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:53pm
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A Facebook Live chat on the Opioid Crisis

As part of our coverage on WXXI this week called: Opioid Crisis, the Ripple Effect , check out a special Facebook live program. It includes an online...
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Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:43am
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What about all the patients already on opioids?

One day, Rebecca Shriver was at work, helping an elderly patient get to the bathroom, when the patient became unsteady. “If I didn’t put my leg out and...
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Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:22am
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Event for National Crime Victims Week focuses on opioid epidemic

An annual memorial service honoring the start of National Crime Victims Week focused on the opioid epidemic Sunday. Members of Recovery Now New York,...
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Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:53am
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Death and desperation: the toll of the opioid crisis in Rochester region

Wendell Jones recalls an old James Brown song that delivers an apt warning about heroin. “He said it would 'drive you to hell,' and that's exactly what...
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Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:54am
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