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What should New Yorkers consider when purchasing health insurance?

Medicare 2022: Part B premium will not be reduced
Many New Yorkers will be shopping for new health insurance plans this month, when open enrollment begins. If you are among them, experts advise it is important to be aware of exactly what you are ... more
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Geneva General to host blood drive next week

Blood drive coming to Geneva General Hospital on March 26
Geneva General Hospital, 196 North Street, Geneva, will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, October 10th. The drive will run from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Conference Room A/B located on ... more
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FLH to host stroke recovery support group

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On Tuesday, October 11th from 3-4 p.m. Finger Lakes Health will offer a Stroke Support Group. The topic for October is “Physical Therapy and Stroke Recovery”. The Support Group will be held at the Garnsey ... more
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Public health officials say residents eligible for COVID booster shots should get them ASAP

New York is getting ready to distribute COVID booster shots, but no timeline set
Public health officials are encouraging eligible residents in the Finger Lakes region to get vaccinated with the updated booster shot against COVID-19. The CDC recently approved reformulated booster shots to further protect against the disease ... more
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Monkeypox case confirmed in Ontario County

Monkeypox: How many cases are there now?
The state Department of Health is reporting its first case of Monkeypox in Ontario County. Seneca and Tompkins counties have reported cases, but Cayuga and Wayne have not. Health officials say Monkeypox spreads through close ... more
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Cayuga County Health Department has trouble contacting person after rabies exposure

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The Cayuga County Health Department is asking the public to be alert if they encounter an animal that might have rabies. After 2+ years of health officials at varying levels providing outreach and attempting to ... more
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18% of adults skipped prescription at least once in last year due to cost

Attorney General James urges CDC to adopt stronger opioid prescription guidelines
Nearly one in five adults (18%) reported that they or a family member skipped prescribed medicine at least once in the prior 12 months to save money, according to a recent survey from Gallup and ... more
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Thompson gala raises $185,000 for staff career advancement

Thompson gala raises $185,000 for staff career advancement
The Field of Dreams Gala recently hosted by the F.F. Thompson Foundation raised approximately $185,000 to benefit UR Medicine Thompson Health's Healthcare Education Fund. This fund provides opportunities for Thompson staff members to obtain degrees ... more
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Upstate NY hospitals on track to lose millions in 2022: Staffing will cost $1.2 billion

Upstate NY hospitals on track to lose millions in 2022: Staffing will cost .2 billion
It could be harder to find medical care in the near future, according to a new report about medical deserts in Upstate New York. Dozens of hospitals across Upstate face budget deficits, that if not ... more
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Yates County starting up flu, COVID-19, rabies vaccination clinics

Yates County starting up flu, COVID-19, rabies vaccination clinics
With the possibility of an increase in COVID-19 cases heading into the colder weather, the Yates County Public Health Department will resume COVID-19 vaccination clinics. There will be a baby and pediatric first dose COVID-19 ... more
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Ontario County Public Health: Get your flu shot before Halloween

Ontario County Public Health: Get your flu shot before Halloween
Ontario County Public Health encourages the public to get their flu shot as soon as possible, preferably before Halloween. Influenza is currently circulating in Ontario County. Flu vaccine can take up to two weeks to ... more
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Schumer takes aim at ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ as traffickers target kids, teens with deadly drug

Fentanyl is increasingly being mixed with other street drugs
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the push to fight 'Rainbow Fentanyl'. He wants to add $290 million in the federal budget to fight the spread of fentanyl and fund overdose response strategy teams. The ... more
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Is proof of vaccination still required to cross the U.S.-Canada border?

Is proof of vaccination still required to cross the U.S.-Canada border?
The Canadian government is expected to ease COVID-19 restrictions, including proof of vaccination, for Americans crossing the border. Canada extended COVID-19 restrictions to enter the country in June, but that extension expires on September 30 ... more
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Thompson to host info session for becoming a CNA on October 4

Thompson to host info session for becoming a CNA on October 4
UR Medicine Thompson Health is hosting an information session on Tuesday, October 4 for those interested in beginning careers as certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Thompson covers the entire cost of the five-week CNA training course ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and get our weekly City Council recap. The council finalized the distribution of $1.25 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for city non-profit ... more
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Helio Health opens new Rochester location

Helio Health opens new Rochester location
Helio Health is moving into a new location in Rochester. The agency has been promoting recovery from substance use disorders and providing withdrawal and stabilization services in Rochester since 2009 but will now provide those ... more
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Cayuga Sheriff concerned about fentanyl made to look like other drugs

Cayuga Sheriff concerned about fentanyl made to look like other drugs
Progress in the fight against opioid addiction has been slow and difficult, particularly since the highly-potent opioid fentanyl arrived on the scene. Rainbow fentanyl made to appeal to kids Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says ... more
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Healthcare worker bonuses: Many are being left out because of New York State’s confusing rules about facilities

RULE CHANGE: Healthcare workers who test positive cannot continue working at nursing homes for 14 days
Why are some healthcare workers being left out of the state's bonus program? That question has been looming for several weeks, and recently, News10NBC investigated it. Most healthcare workers who are employed by private medical ... more
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Longtime 93Q morning show host Ted Long puts out living donor liver request as wife battles disease

Longtime 93Q morning show host Ted Long puts out living donor liver request as wife battles disease
If you're a listener of top-40 radio in Central New York, or even the Eastern Finger Lakes region, there's a good chance you know Ted Long's voice. Ted Long, part of the "Ted and Amy ... more
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