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Health
May 29, 2021
People of color more exposed to heat islands, study finds

By Drew CostleyAP Science Writer In nearly every major city in the U.S., people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people, a new study found. Using government temperature and census data, researchers examined the distribution of heat islands - parts of cities with higher average temperatures than the surrounding areas. […]

May 22, 2021
US cervical cancers fall but other sex-related cancers rise

Screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., a new study finds, but the gains are offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus. Oral sex is helping fuel more cases of mouth and throat cancers in men. For older […]

May 15, 2021
Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for Apple TV+ mental health show

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are teaming up for a series that will delve into mental health issues and feature segments from athletes and stars like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. “The Me You Can’t See” will be a multi-part documentary series that will debut on Apple TV+ on May 21. Winfrey […]

May 8, 2021
US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. The rate dropped for moms of every major race and ethnicity, and in nearly every age group, falling to the lowest point since federal health officials started tracking […]

May 1, 2021
Rochester Regional Health brings Thoracic Surgeon to Newark-Wayne

Patients in Wayne County, Ontario County, and the rural communities surrounding the Finger Lakes no longer have to drive to Rochester to see a thoracic surgeon. Starting May 3, Jeffrey Cane, MD, of Rochester Regional Health’s nationally recognized Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, will begin seeing patients at his new satellite office on the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital […]

April 24, 2021
How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

By Candice ChoiAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP)  How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional shots might be needed. “We only […]

April 17, 2021
I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?

I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what? Don’t panic. U.S. health officials on Tuesday recommended pausing vaccinations with J&J’s shot as they look into reports of six clots out of nearly 7 million doses given in the country. Health officials say to be vigilant, but to remember that reports of blood clots […]

April 10, 2021
Are some COVID-19 vaccines more effective than others?

Are some COVID-19 vaccines more effective than others? It’s hard to tell since they weren’t directly compared in studies. But experts say the vaccines are alike on what matters most: preventing hospitalizations and deaths. “Luckily, all these vaccines look like they’re protecting us from severe disease,” said Dr. Monica Gandhi of the University of California, […]

April 5, 2021
COVID-19 pushed total US deaths beyond 3.3M last year

The coronavirus caused approximately 375,000 deaths, and was the third leading cause of death in 2020, after heart disease and cancer. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now top 550,000 since the start of the pandemic.COVID-19 displaced suicide as one of the top 10 causes of death, according to the report from the Centers for Disease […]

March 27, 2021
Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

Don’t take them before a shot to try to prevent symptoms, but if your doctor agrees, it’s OK to use them afterward if needed. The concern about painkillers is that they might curb the very immune system response that a vaccine aims to spur. Vaccines work by tricking the body into thinking it has a […]

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Recent Obituaries

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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