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Rochester Regional Health will implement new visitor rules, hours this week

Beginning June 27, Rochester Regional Health facilities will have new visitation policies. Officials said visitors will no longer be screened as they enter places like Clifton Springs Hospital, Newark-Wayne Hospital, or Rochester General. However, many COVID-era visitation restrictions will remain in place ... MORE
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Local, regional reaction to Roe v. Wade getting overturned by SCOTUS (video)

Michelle Casey saw this day coming, but she says that doesn’t make it any easier. “I’m completely devastated and it really feels like a real gut punch,” Casey said Friday. Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY reacts to Supreme Court decision ... MORE
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Henrietta Town Board votes to deny permit for new Planned Parenthood facility

The Henrietta Town Board denied an application for a permit to create a new Planned Parenthood within the town on Wednesday night. The board meeting was packed with residents representing both sides of the issue. In a 3-2 vote, the board denied ... MORE
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The Second Impact, Geneva Red Wings host role model night at McDonough Park

The Second Impact and the Geneva Red Wings are sponsoring an “Honor Your Role Model” night Thursday night at the Red Wings game at McDonough Park. Individuals and groups are invited to bring their role models to the park for a night ... MORE
Inside look at Geneva’s new food-delivery facility, RealEats (video)

RealEats: Inside look at Geneva’s new food delivery facility (video)

Matthew Beadle has been in food manufacturing for more than 20 years.   “I’ve worked for many plants from freeze-fried processing to military rations and canned foods,” he said. Now, he’s the Senior Vice President of Operations for RealEats, and its new ... MORE
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Parents urged to get children under 5 vaccinated against COVID-19

County public health directors and a local pediatrician today encouraged parents to get their young children vaccinated. Their advice follows CDC recommendations to vaccinate children 6 months and older against COVID-19. “As a pediatrician and a parent, I am excited that I ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
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Stroke Support Group meets via Zoom on July 7

The regional Stroke Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health will meet on Thursday, July 7. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m., via Zoom, and will feature a speaker from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Board-certified as a ... MORE
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Infection Prevention Director wins National Award

UR Medicine Thompson Health Director of Infection Prevention/Disaster Preparedness Kristen Beideman recently received the 2022 Emerging Leader in IP Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The award presentation took place in Indianapolis on June 15 during the ... MORE
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State prepares guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for young children after federal approval

Governor Kathy Hochul says New York State is preparing guidance after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 5. Federal officials gave approval to Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in kids between 6-months and ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
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Why are older New Yorkers dying from drug overdose or suicide at a higher rate now?

Older people in New York are dying from drug overdose or suicide at much higher rates now compared with a decade ago, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from UnitedHealthcare. The report found in New York, suicides have increased nearly 10%, ... MORE
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Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation celebrates four-star rating with staff appreciation picnic

County officials gathered yesterday at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (LCCNR) to host a staff appreciation picnic celebrating employees for their role in the facility’s recent four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Members of the ... MORE
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CDC gives final approval for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 5

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children and toddlers. The final group without available COVID-19 shots now has one, as infants and those under 5 years of age are eligible. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky gave ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western NY (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with co-founder Mary Pettinaro and golf tournament chair Savannah Contestible. Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY (PCA) The local organization was formed in 2009 to create awareness, raise funds for research, and advocate for those affected by pancreatic ... MORE
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“I’ve never seen anything like this before”: The state of mental health care in the Finger Lakes

Mental health care in New York has reached a crisis point as the number of patients seeking care overpowers the number of available services. Attorney General Letitia James said New York is in the midst of a mental health crisis, according to ... MORE
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Five receive Thompson Health Guild scholarships

The Thompson Health Guild recently awarded scholarships to five 2022 high school graduates. Worth $2,000, each scholarship goes to a recipient registered in a health-related field who must successfully complete their first college semester with the intent to study the second semester in ... MORE