Want to know where COVID-19 will spread? Ask people if they plan to follow guidelines, researchers say
A nationwide survey sheds light on how self-reporting can predict infection rates.
A nationwide survey sheds light on how self-reporting can predict infection rates.
As researchers work to test a potential novel coronavirus vaccine on a diverse set of study participants, they’re also being confronted by a history of distrust between communities of color and medical researchers.
“You could have a clot that forms in the heart artery and leads to a heart attack, or you could have a blood clot that forms inside the heart itself that breaks off and leads to a stroke.”
“It’s really a person-by-person, case-by-case situation. Doctors know their patients. And if it’s a new person, doctors should take some time. Get to know them. It can be hard, but it’s important.”
A researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center, says his studies show people who smoke or vape nicotine have elevated levels of the receptors that allow the novel coronavirus to gain entry to the lungs.
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will be getting more money than usual to help with groceries this month.
Rochester General Hospital is testing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus, but, it could still be months before there are any definitive results.
As we move further into summer, authorities in New York face tough choices about whether to open cooling centers. They’re balancing the risk of health problems from the heat against the risk of spreading COVID-19.
As the Finger Lakes region moves through the phases of reopening its economy, people who work with the region’s oldest residents say they still need to take extra precautions.
Patients can have persistent physical, cognitive and psychological disability after their discharge.
“Helping them see their families, making sure we’re scheduling times for Zoom and FaceTime meetings — that’s never been a part of our day.”
The people who track coronavirus exposures and try to prevent the virus’s spread are called Contact Tracers. Their work is taking on a new urgency.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is opening new drive-through coronavirus testing sites in five upstate counties.
The Monroe County Health Department announced a patient at Rochester General Hospital has died from COVID-19.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in New York, there are still only two places in the state that can test for its cause.
Local programs that are testing a new model of medical care have been showing some promising signs. But a Trump administration decision means they will lose their federal support at the end of this month.
The state health department said the woman is in Manhattan. She has the respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, but “is not in serious condition.”
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing a bill to fund community support programs for people who have substance use disorders, and their families.
The number of New York high school students who vape more than doubled between 2014 and 2018.
Despite a growing number of men who are not working, and a growing number of direct support jobs that need filling, few men are joining the ranks.
There’s new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control about what to do with people injured by e-cigarette use after their release from the hospital.
“New York hospitals provided much worse treatment than U.S. hospitals overall.”
“We can offer this for trans folks, for queer folks, fat folks, black folks, all people of color. People who are deaf, people who are disabled.”
People who work in health care and are not vaccinated now need to wear surgical masks around patients.
As the number of new HIV cases in New York continues to fall, a report concludes the stigma toward the infection in younger generations is growing.
The CDC said more than 35,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant infections each year in the U.S.
The link between poor health and poverty is stronger than ever in the Finger Lakes, according to a new report from Rochester non-profit Common Ground Health. The organization says it has data that’s never been collected before.
There are new developments in tele-mental health in the Finger Lakes. Researchers and entrepreneurs are trying to capitalize on the trend.
The ruling from State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle rejected claims that eliminating the exemptions was an unconstitutional infringement on religious rights.
New research is showing signs that a measles infection can produce what specialists call “immune amnesia.”
The state health department said prices for most of its insurance policies are not increasing from 2019 to 2020 — and in some cases, they’re dropping.
“We find, unfortunately, that even some of the younger students are vaping, and it seems like it’s something that’s going to continue to grow as a problem.”
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Many of the growing number of lung injuries caused by vaping in New York state are being treated in Rochester. In the state health department’s regional breakdown of New York state, western New York is a 17-county region that stretches from the shore of Lake Erie in the west nearly to Syracuse and Binghamton in the east. Thirty-one cases of vaping lung injuries have been reported in that region. More than half of them have been treated at one hospital: Strong Memorial in Rochester. The University of Rochester Medical Center, which runs Strong, said the concentration does not mean that Rochester is the center of an epidemic.
Researchers at the University of Rochester said that they have found links between environmental toxins and weakened immune systems that get passed down from generation to generation.
The approach is not designed to fully replace punitive interventions.
The order, first reported by the New York Law Journal, came less than 24 hours before enforcement was scheduled to begin.
“One thing we’ve learned about influenza is that it’s unpredictable. We try as hard as we can.”
“Loans are definitely a barrier. They are working for years, and years, and years under incredible debt.”
In Finger Lakes Mennonite communities, families have taken full advantage of the religious exemption for years.
Lyme disease has been spiking in the Finger Lakes over the last few years, but the latest data show it might finally be stabilizing.
“In the past, that was the big emphasis: to completely eliminate pain. But we’re now starting to understand more that pain sometimes is a necessity in life.”
As the number of Americans over 65 years old continues to climb, doctors are paying more attention to how the medications they take can have unintended side effects. Some drug combinations can cause symptoms of dementia, even when the patient doesn’t have the disease.
New York state will require health insurance companies to cover the cost of treatments to detect and prevent HIV infection starting next year, according to a letter circulated by the Department of Financial Services.
There’s a critical shortage, locally and nationally, of a drug that treats bladder cancer. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the federal government and the drug’s manufacturer to get more of it on the market.
“It really is the new normal. You have to find something to help these patients. You can’t put this on the back burner. It’s got to be the first thing that you’re working on, all the time.”
A few months after a nonprofit organization announced it was erasing millions of dollars of medical debt in the Finger Lakes region, a team of researchers has begun studying what that means for the people whose debt was forgiven.
For every extra hour of exercise, teens fell asleep about 20 minutes earlier and slept 10 minutes longer, Buxton said. And while they were asleep, they slept more soundly.
“You can certainly try to remove the tick yourself. The problem that you can run into is if you leave parts of the tick embedded.”
It’s unusual for so many states to still have widespread flu this late into the year, health officials said.
Professionals worry about people who might self-medicate – people who don’t qualify for medical marijuana because they have a pre-existing condition that the drug could worsen.
New York state has passed a second law to tax prescription opioids, after enforcement of a previous version of the measure was found unconstitutional.
Doctors and patients alike are reevaluating their attitudes toward addiction recovery, led by new drugs, new research, and new guidance from the New York state health department.
The health department said Monday that women should know “it is OK to ask for help,” and that their doctors can help treat addiction.
The budget proposal approved Wednesday by the New York state Assembly includes a pay increase for therapists who work with the state’s youngest residents.
Some patients have been out of the health care loop for years, and they might lack the ability to access the care they just signed up for.
The organization is expanding in an effort to keep pace with the rising rate of fatalities. FLACRA is renovating a five-story building on Main Street in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, to house medically supervised detox and addiction treatment facilities.
More New Yorkers signed up for health insurance through the state’s marketplace for 2019 than for any previous year, according to numbers from the state Department of Health.
A federal task force has announced new recommendations that encourage health care workers to refer many women who are pregnant or have just given birth to mental health counseling.
More New Yorkers have signed up for health insurance through the state’s marketplace this year than last, with almost a month still to go in this year’s enrollment period.
The death toll of the nationwide opioid epidemic is still highest among men between 25 and 45, but new research suggests it’s growing increasingly deadly for the youngest members of the population — including infants.
A New York state health department program that enables hospitals to surpass the usual limit on the number of opioid-addicted patients who can receive in-hospital detox services has been extended another year.
Some schools in New York state are struggling to find enough school psychologists, according to a report from the New York State School Boards Association. But even in districts that meet the minimum federal guidelines, administrators want more psychologists on staff.
Wegmans has become the latest grocery store in New York to accept a new way to pay for food. The grocery chain now accepts eWIC, a government assistance program designed to give women, infants and children the money they need to purchase staple foods.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Opioid treatment programs in New York have not been using a state database that tracks opioid prescriptions, according to an audit from the state comptroller’s office released Monday.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The New York state health department has recommended easing access to medical marijuana. In a report released this week, the department said it needs to find a balance between “relieving the pain and suffering of those in desperate need of a treatment,” and protecting the public from risks to health and safety.