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10:46 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Celebrity's Medical Condition Hits "Home" for Local Patient

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Many people may not have been familiar with the term "cardiomyopathy" until this week, when it was reported that country singer Randy Travis is in critical condition with the heart disease.

Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles, sometimes due to a viral infection. A patient awaiting a heart transplant at the University of Rochester Medical Center has been coping with cardiomyopathy for more than a decade.  Fred Knewstub is a retired math and special education teacher from Trumansburg.

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12:32 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Lifetime Care Names Center For Retired CEO

David Klein
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 Lifetime Care has named it's hospice and palliative care center for former CEO David Klein.

The Center for Compassion and Healing opened in 2006, providing services for patients recovering from illness or surgery and families seeking palliative or hospice services.

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1:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Syracuse Hospital Nearly Removes Organs from Living Woman

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A central New York hospital has been fined after doctors nearly harvested organs from a woman in 2009 despite warning signs she wasn't dead.   

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11:47 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Rochester Beaches Closed Again on Wednesday

This is a rare sight at Durand so far this summer

On Tuesday, U-S Senator Charles Schumer was in Rochester to announce legislation that he says would help clean up the water in the Great Lakes and keep beaches safe for swimmers.

He spoke at a Ontario Beach, which was closed for swimming.

Today, both Ontario Beach and Durand Eastman Beach are closed again due to poor water clarity, and high bacteria levels, respectively.

The city says both parks are open for all other activities other than swimming.

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9:41 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Study Says Young Men Have Higher Risk of Death from Melanoma

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  A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says young men are much more likely to die from melanoma than young women.

The research says overall, men are 55% more likely to die from melanoma than women of the same age, regardless of the severity of the tumor.

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1:27 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Child Advocacy Center Announces Major Expansion

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Construction is officially underway at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center's new headquarters.

The Skalny Building at 1 Mount Hope Avenue will provide children with technologically advanced facilities as well as mental and medical services. Bivona also announced the public phase of its "Building Hope" campaign, an initiative to raise the remaining $1 million of its $4 million goal to relocate and fund additional programs and services.  

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2:03 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

AIDS Care of Rochester Adorns New Name

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AIDS Care of Rochester is transforming.

The regional nonprofit health organization is officially rebranding its name and presence in the community. 

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8:42 am
Mon July 1, 2013

UR Looks at Health Care Possibilities for IBM's Watson

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The IBM Watson supercomputer is best known for its historic win on the television game show, Jeopardy. But, the same components that made the system a quiz show winner could be redirected towards lowering the cost of health care in upstate New York, University of Rochester officials heard Friday.

According to Steve Gold, vice president for IBM’s Watson Solutions division, the amount of available medical knowledge doubles every five years.

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5:43 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Legislation Would Make it Easier to Donate Organs

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If legislation making its way through the State Legislature is passed, it will be much easier to enroll in New York's organ donor registry.

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3:11 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Coalition: Success of Local Lead Programs at Risk

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The group Coalition for the Prevention of Lead Poisoning says a proposal to cut funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development could have a significant impact on the progress in the fight against lead poisoning.

Coalition co-chair Mel Callan says the city and county lead programs currently in place are in jeopardy if that proposal, which would cut lead safety funding to HUD by 60 percent, passes Congress.
Representative Louise Slaughter is leading the fight to make sure that doesn't happen.

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