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Doctors and nurses charged with fraud after illegally prescribing 12 million doses of opioids and charging Medicare

138 people were charged with health care fraud by the Department of Justice last week. The loss amounted to $1.4 billion dollars and many individuals charged were doctors and nurse practitioners. $1.1 billion of the loss came from the use of telemedicine ... MORE
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Affordable rent, homeownership out of reach for minimum wage workers, Lending Tree report finds

A new report by Lending Tree indicates that affordable housing is not attainable for minimum wage workers in any state in the U.S. Policymakers and advocates have called for a $15 minimum wage, but that would not be enough. That wage, twice ... MORE
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Social Security is running out: Here’s how much seniors will lose

How will seniors retire in the future? The trust fund that supports Social Security is expected to be exhausted by 2033. That’s one year sooner than a report from 2020, which forecasted the Social Security OASI Trust Fund to be emptied by ... MORE
News, Social Security, Top
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Victor schools have ‘zero tolerance’ for bad behavior: Fights, vandalism, and students defying masking requirement

The Victor Central School District says law enforcement is involved after it discovered a ‘disturbing video’ circulating on social media. An incident between a group of students was the subject of the video, but additional information was not available. “The Victor School ... MORE
News, Ontario County, Top, Victor
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Governor Kathy Hochul will return to Syracuse University this weekend to address the Class of 2020

Governor Kathy Hochul is a Syracuse University alum, and will be delivering the commencement speech for the class of 2020 on Sunday. Hochul graduated from the Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ... MORE
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U.S. sees its first ever mobile WIC market

Rochester’s Foodlink has created the first ever mobile WIC market in the country. WIC is a program that provides nutritional foods to women and their children up to the age of 5. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is working hard to make WIC more ... MORE
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Moderna appears to be more effective than Pfizer in preventing hospitalization

A study revealed that Moderna is the prevailing vaccine when it comes to preventing hospitalization within 4 months of vaccination. The CDC reported the data from a study completed between March 11 and Aug. 15 of this year. 3,700 people in 21 ... MORE
COVID Vaccine, Health, News
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Port Byron Board of Education berated by community members during September meeting

Following a major disruption during its Board of Education meeting, Port Byron Central School District will be reevaluating how to go about future meetings. A group from the community came to share during the public comment portion of the meeting on their ... MORE
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FDA votes against allowing Pfizer booster shots for the general public

The FDA had a meeting Friday regarding the emergency use authorization of a booster shot for Pfizer, and voted against it. The first vote that was against it was to allow the booster for anyone over the age of 16, but a ... MORE
COVID Vaccine, Health, News
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COVID is so bad in some states, healthcare and ventilators may soon be rationed to those who can recover

Alaska is the worst hit state with COVID-19 right now, but Idaho and Montana aren’t far behind. Now, these states are forced to ration out their healthcare. Five other states are also over 90% capacity for available ICU beds. These include Georgia, ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News
Swimmer struck by pontoon boat on Keuka Lake: Sheriff seeks public’s help finding operator who left scene

Swimmer struck by pontoon boat on Keuka Lake: Sheriff seeks public’s help finding operator who left scene

Sheriff Jim Allard says his office investigated an incident where a swimmer was struck by a boat on Keuka Lake in the town of Wayne. Deputies interviewed the victim — who said he was swimming on his back at about 6:45 p.m ... MORE
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The vaccine mandate isn’t the only thing causing healthcare workers to quit; the stress and trauma is causing burnout

Healthcare staff that have not left the field are admitting to suffering from burnout after the last 18 months. Nurses with years of experience under their belts have said this is the worst they’ve ever seen it regarding patients. Now, throughout America, ... MORE
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There’s a new COVID variant and experts are concerned: what we know about variant A.23.1

The newest COVID-19 variant is called A.23.1 and it’s been located in Africa, but experts are worried it’s a preview for what’s to come in variants. What is it? The first time this strain was seen was in Oct. of 2020 in ... MORE
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These are the five most important things to know about the spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly has invaded numerous states throughout the country at this point, and scientists are working to find a way to reduce the harm they cause as well as their population entirely. While some states focus on crops that the spotted ... MORE
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Tops building in Chemung County sells at auction to an unknown buyer

According to minutes from a Chemung County IDA meeting, the old Tops building was sold during an auction for $800,000 in July. The buyer is not known and bought the property that was listed as an opportunity zone due to its retail ... MORE