CDC Emphasizes COVID-19 Vaccinations as a Key to Safe Holiday Gatherings

October 17, 2021

This past Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC has released its updated guidance around gatherings and traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance comes following confusion earlier this month on how the country should safely celebrate the holidays. In their guidance, the CDC simply stated that the best […]

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Monroe County Offers Free Rapid PCR COVID-19 Tests for Children

October 16, 2021

Yesterday, Monroe County began scheduling free, rapid PCR tests for K-12 students at the County Fleet Center, 145 Paul Road. The PCR tests are available via appointment only and are a drive-through, paperless transaction, offering the non-invasive nasal swab. Children seeking this test must be symptom-free without any fever-reducing medication for 24 hours, not be […]

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Wait Times are Worse at the ED, says Rochester Emergency Medicine Chair

October 15, 2021

Dr. Keith Grams, the head of Rochester Regional Health’s emergency medicine, is addressing wait times at its hospitals. According to Dr. Grams, the backlog of people waiting in the emergency department has worsened over the last few weeks because of a couple of factors. He stated: “Rochester Regional emergency departments are experiencing significant more overcapacity […]

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Not Normal

October 13, 2021

After the discussion Tariq and I had this morning, I decided to start this blog called ‘Not Normal’ so thanks for the title Tariq! Now I don’t know yet how often I will post so for now look for the ‘Not Normal’ blog once a month. The reason for this blog is after our discussion […]

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Mary J. Blige Said “I didn’t know about breast cancer or mammograms until I was 40”

October 13, 2021

Mary J. Blige is leading a new breast cancer campaign. Mary confessed she ignored testing and mammograms until she was 40.“My aunt died from breast cancer, and my grandmother died from cervical cancer, and one of my aunts just died from lung cancer,” Mary J. Blige said on in a panel discussion organized by bosses at […]

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Dr. Fauci Says Halloween is a Go this Year

October 13, 2021

Time to pick out the costumes and stock up on the candy, Halloween is just around the corner. Unlike last year where trick-or-treating was technically canceled, this year according to the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, we have the go-ahead to celebrate Halloween. The go-ahead was given since many adults as well […]

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Robots Helping Rochester Restaurants

October 12, 2021

You might have seen this all over the internet in bigger cities, but now this new potential wave of the future has hit our beloved Rochester. Yesterday, food service robots were put into action at Henrietta Restaurant Supply. These food service robots can deliver food to tables and use elevators to help places remain efficient […]

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More Than 1,000 Southwest Airlines Flights Canceled This Weekend

October 11, 2021

This weekend, Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, blaming the cancellations on air traffic control issues and weather. According to flight tracker FlightAware, Southwest canceled more than 1,000 flights, or 28% of its schedule as of yesterday at 5 pm. This is the highest rate by far of the major U.S. airline cancellations. Southwest […]

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Colorado Hospital: People Who Want Organ Transplants Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine

October 9, 2021

UCHealth, a large hospital system in Colorado recently stated that people on its organ transplant waitlist won’t be offered an organ if they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The hospital back this up with a cite, stating “significant risk the virus poses to transplant recipients.” UCHealth operates 12 hospitals from its headquarters in Aurora, […]

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RG&E Customers Face Possible 33% Increase in Heating Bills

October 9, 2021

RG&E recently spoke out about the possibility of more than 319,000 of its natural gas customers seeing a 33% increase in their heating bills compared to last winter. According to the average projected by New York State Public Service Commission, this is higher than the statewide average as the commission released a projection of a […]

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