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January 9, 2015
The Flu is No Ordinary Cold!

Dear Doc, What’s the big deal with the flu this year? It’s all over the news. Isn’t it similar to any other cold caused by a virus? The “flu”, refers to an upper respiratory infection caused by a specific virus, the Influenza virus. Compared with viruses that result in the common cold, the flu causes […]

January 2, 2015
Decoding Fat Cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

University of Rochester researchers believe they’re on track to solve the mystery of weight gain – and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to become a fat cell, making Thy1 a possible therapeutic target, […]

December 8, 2014
What's up Doc: Turkey Burger vs. Hamburger

Dear Doc, I am a 5’9 180 lb. male who is looking to get into better shape. I love an occasional hamburger. My gym buddy tells me that by switching to eating turkey burgers instead of regular hamburgers, I would be healthier. Is this true? Doc, Congratulations on your mission to become healthier. 68.5 percent […]

November 29, 2014
Is It Just a Common Cold?

Dear Doc, How do I know if my child has a common cold or if it is a more serious illness such as the Flu? Reader, Yes, the cold really is very common... You have probably heard your doctor talk about your child having an “upper respiratory tract infection,” which is just a fancy medical […]

November 8, 2014
Twin Docs follow in each other’s footsteps

There was no question that fraternal twins brothers, Peter and Paul Stasko were close. Both seemed to like the same things, especially sports, more specifically - hockey. In elementary school, in hometown Batavia, the Stasko boys pulled the old twin switcheroo on occasion and both decided to stay in step and attend the national Sports […]

October 27, 2014
Rochester Regional Ebola Preparedness Statement

Rochester Regional Health System (Rochester Regional) has established a system-wide Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness and response plan to ensure the safety of our employees, patients and the community at large. Since early August, Rochester Regional has been proactively planning for the potential exposure to EVD in the U.S., and has made significant progress toward […]

October 17, 2014
UR Recruits Older Adults to Test Vaccines

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are recruiting volunteers between the ages of 50 and 70 to test a vaccine for H7N9, the bird flu virus that first surfaced in China in 2013 and has been on the radar of infectious disease specialists and public health officials ever since. The […]

April 6, 2013
Newark Wayne to accept more patients for deliveries and surgeries

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital (NWCH) has affiliated with a new team of physicians from Finger Lakes Medical Associates (FLMA). As of May 1, obstetrics and gynecology specialists Drs. Stephanie L. Ahmed, James E. Hight, and Stephen F. Achilles will perform deliveries and surgeries at NWCH. “It was Newark-Wayne’s focus on quality of care that attracted us […]

February 14, 2013
Newark teen dies from flu plus complications

Wayne County Public Health announced that they have been notified that a Wayne County 14 year old Newark boy died late Wednesday (2/13) night at Strong Memorial Hospital, due to a confirmed case of Influenza B. Even though the young man had received an influenza vaccination, several complications led to his death. William Finn Tyler […]

January 11, 2013
Wayne County sets up Flu Hotline

Due to a high number of seasonal flu cases being reported, Wayne County Public Health has set up an informational hotline for residents to get more information about seasonal flu. The hotline can be reached anytime for information regarding how flu spreads, prevention tips, and contact information to set up an appointment to receive a […]

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Briggs, Sandra J. 

NEWARK: Sandy Briggs passed after a lengthy struggle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Pittsford, New York to a family of four siblings. After high school she worked at Kodak and lived independently. Her green MGB was her pride and joy, but she eventually had to give it up due to speeding tickets. She spent […]

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Bouwens, Laura Sproul

NEWARK: Age 54, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at home in Newark, Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 400 S. Main St., Newark, NY.   Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be […]

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