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1:43 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Three From Rochester In Rose Parade

Concept for 2015 Donate Life float
Credit DonateLife.net

Three people from Rochester were featured on one of the more spectacular floats in the annual Rose Bowl Parade. The connections between Laurie LoMonaco, Mary Guyette and Gates Orlando were shared as part of the event.

HGTV commentators described the float. "We have the 'Never Ending Story' by Donate Life. This one features actually 60 beautiful butterflies. I mean beautiful. Look at that float. One for each life that can be transformed by a single donor."

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8:37 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Resolving to Eat Better in 2015

Many of us will indulge in rich foods and high-calorie drinks during our New Year’s Eve celebrations, as we have throughout this holiday season. BUT come New Year’s Day on Thursday many of us will resolve to eat better or lose weight.

Rochester Dietitian, Heather Fiore says the solution is NOT one size fits all.

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3:19 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Retired Webster Nurse Reflects On Helping Ebola Patients

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A retired Webster nurse is out of quarantine now, following her recent trip to help Ebola patients in West Africa. Lucille Frisicano  is really glad she could help out.

Frisicano got to spend Christmas with her family. The Red Cross volunteer ended her 21 day voluntary quarantine at home last Monday. She agreed to stay at home for the three weeks  since she had been part of a team helping patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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1:34 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

How to Handle Holiday Stress

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The normal stresses of life can be accentuated during the holidays.

Tziporah Rosenberg is an assistant professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the institute for the family.

She says whether you spend the holidays alone or with family, many people find the season emotionally taxing.

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11:49 am
Tue December 23, 2014

RGH & Its Other Hospitals Announcing Flu Restrictions

Rochester Regional Health System has implemented restrictions on patient visitors due to the increase in the number of flu cases in this area.

They include:

-A maximum of two visitors per patient at a time on all units.

-All visitors in all units must be at least 14 years old.

- All visitors experiencing any symptoms typically associated with the flu (runny nose, coughing/sneezing, high temperature, etc.) are asked NOT to visit hospitalized patients.

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11:05 am
Tue December 23, 2014

An Active Flu Season So Far For Monroe County

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The Monroe County Department of Health says there are a relatively high number of cases of the flu reported so far this season.

As of last week, just under 500 cases had been confirmed. One hundred of those patients were hospitalized.

Health Department spokesman John Ricci says we had about 100 flu cases last year at this time, and 300 confirmed cases by late December, 2012.

"What remains to be seen is will we, in a month or so, start to level out, or will it continue at high levels for a number of months. That's not something that anyone can credibly predict."

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7:33 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

$1 Million Donation To Support New Autism Clinic

A local foundation is announcing a $1 million gift in support of a new University of Rochester building that will include an autism clinic. The grant comes from the William and Mildred Levine Foundation and it will support the building set to break ground next spring along East River Road in Brighton.

The first two floors of the building will be used for outpatient imaging.The third floor will house the William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic.

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1:02 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

NYS Changes Law Regarding Unconventional Treatments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York law has been changed to prohibit state investigations of doctors for unconventional treatments of diseases, specifically including Lyme disease.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure this week, saying it was conditioned on legislators agreeing to additional legislation to ensure the Office of Professional Medical Conduct can investigate certain complaints that put patients at risk.

The law applies to treatments "not universally accepted by the medical profession."

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6:32 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Strong Hospital Implements Visitor Restrictions Due To Flu

Strong Hospital in Rochester has implemented some restrictions on visitors due to high levels of flu that have been seen locally and nationally.

They include:

--No visitors under age 14 permitted in the hospital

--No more than two family members/visitors at any time for each patient.

--People who are ill with flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, or sore throat) are asked NOT to visit     hospitalized patients at all.

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5:08 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Fallen Rochester Police Officer Remembered at Blood Drive

Credit Veronica Volk / WXXI

Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson was memorialized Friday during a blood drive at the Locust Club, headquarters for the police union.

Last September, Pierson was fatally shot during a traffic stop. He is survived by his wife, Amy, and two young children.

In his memory, the American Red Cross held a blood drive. Friends of the family and fellow officers dropped by to show their support, donate, and share stories over cookies and apple juice.

Locust Club President Ralph Gagliano was among the first to arrive.

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