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Geneva General, Soldiers & Sailors, Taylor-Brown thank public for support for Holiday remembrance projects.

The Geneva General Hospital, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and Taylor-Brown Auxiliaries’ annual Remembrance Projects were a rousing success, thanks to our generous communities. Each group offered an opportunity for folks to honor, celebrate or memorialize a loved one through the purchase ... MORE
City of Geneva looking for more residents to participate in testing of water pipes for copper, lead

City of Geneva looking for more residents to participate in testing of water pipes for copper, lead

The City of Geneva is looking for more residents to take part in its testing of water pipes for copper and lead. Public Works Director Joe Venuti says the goal is to increase sampling pool from 30 to 90 properties. A letter ... MORE
Fear of crisis looms as eviction ban ends

Eviction ban ends, fear of crisis looms

The end of the eviction moratorium on January 15 has prompted concerns over an eviction crisis. Still, landlords cannot evict without cause or notice. In New York State, there is a legal process to evict. A landlord must first obtain a judgment ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
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New York study finds COVID-19 vaccines, prior infection reduce chances of serious illness or hospitalization

State and federal health officials released a study this week, taking a closer look at the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, who has been hardest hit by COVID-19? The short answer is not surprising: Those who were vaccinated or had COVID-19 had a substantially ... MORE
Flu season mild this year, says expert

Flu season mild this year, says expert

The flu comes around every year, but this season local doctors are seeing a record low number of cases. “Having a normal flu season on top of our current surge would really be quite be devastating for our healthcare system especially as ... MORE
Health, News, Rochester Area, Top
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Strong Hospital imposing new visitor limits beginning Thursday

Strong Memorial Hospital will temporarily revise its visitor policy, beginning Thursday. News 10 NBC reports only one designated visitor will be allowed per patient. The change is in response to the increase in cases of the Omicron variant. Also, cloth masks are ... MORE
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RECALL: Walmart recalls 19,000 baking chips

18,885 cases of Lily’s Peppermint Flavor Baking Chips recalled after an error made the chips dangerous to some with a food allergy and those who avoid sugar. The FDA-posted recall notice states some consumers noticed white candy pieces in the baking chip, ... MORE
Health, News, Recall
COVID-19: Governor Hochul Updates on NY and the Finger Lakes Region

COVID-19: Governor Hochul Updates on NY and the Finger Lakes Region

Since last week, the seven day average for new hospitalizations has decreased 13.6%. 38.9% decrease in new cases over the last seven days. Yesterday New York had 168 COVID-19 deaths statewide. COVID-19 at home tests: How to claim four free test kits ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News
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COVID-19: Fourth vaccine won’t stop infection, but helps

A fourth vaccine for COVID-19 can’t stop the spread of Omicron, so what is it doing? A new study out of Israel looked into how both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both impact the spread. SMART Health Card for COVID-19 vaccines Study reveals ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News, Vaccine
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COVID-19: I had COVID, when can I get my booster?

You may not have to wait as long as you think to receive your booster after being infected with COVID-19 variant Omicron. With at least a million people having been infected with COVID-19, many are now wondering how long they have to ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News, Omicron, Vaccine
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COVID-19: 3,900 people receive wrong dose of vaccine

An incorrect dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was distributed to hundreds of patients in Northern California. Roughly 3,900 people received a lower than recommended dose of vaccine. New COVID guidelines for child care centers Individuals were given the wrong dosage of COVID-19 ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News, Vaccine
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Should I get COVID-19 on purpose? Doctors say this is a bad idea

Dr. Fauci said it is likely most Americans will eventually get COVID-19, which leaves some to wonder- Why not get infected now and gain some natural antibodies? Doctors, however, warn against this course of action. “You don’t know if it is going ... MORE
Health, News, Rochester Area
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COVID-19: Asymptomatic vs. symptomatic COVID

Asymptomatic COVID-19, means you are feeling your best but can still carry and spread the virus. Those who test positive for COVID-19 but do not show symptoms still must quarantine for five days  from the date of the test. They can leave ... MORE
COVID-19, Health, News, Omicron
RECALL: Massive recall on Bistak food products.

RECALL: Massive recall on Bistak food products

A company forced to recall all products after rat infestation causes Salmonella concern. The company recalled every single food product they make due to potential Salmonella contamination caused by a rodent infestation. Salmonella infections can be very dangerous for certain people and ... MORE
Health, News, Recall
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Omicron: 4th vaccine less effective

4th vaccine shot against COVID-19 is not enough to prevent infection from Omicron variant. COVID-19 vaccine increases antibodies produced, but it isn’t enough to combat Omicron. The newest variant and long haul COVID-19 Study shows that 4th vaccine to protect against Omicron ... MORE