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 In anticipation of forecasted high temperatures, Mayor Malik D. Evans announced that the City will conduct a Cool Sweep operation from Monday, July 15, through Tuesday, July 16. City R-Centers, pools, Durand Eastman Beach, some library branches, and spray parks and features will be available so residents can remain safe and comfortable. Some locations will […]

Ozempic, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes, is facing a shortage due to its off-label use for weight loss, leading to concerns among diabetic patients who rely on it. Jim Cox, who has Type 2 diabetes, was unable to refill his prescription for Trulicity, a similar medication, due to the shortage. The demand […]

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause for those 5 to 14, per the CDC. In 2021, 973 children under 19 drowned in the U.S., and another 6,500 had near-drowning incidents. Key safety measures include always having an adult monitor the water and ensuring […]

Medical schools in the U.S. are facing challenges in increasing the number of Black doctors, particularly after the Supreme Court’s 2023 ruling against affirmative action and subsequent anti-diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) legislation in several states. This is especially problematic in states like Mississippi, where nearly 40% of the population is Black, but only 10% […]

When the Surgeon General declares gun violence a public health crisis, it signifies a major shift in national approach, emphasizing the issue’s impact on public health. This declaration can mobilize government agencies, healthcare providers, and communities to prioritize and address gun violence more vigorously. Here’s what such a declaration entails: Awareness and Mobilization: It raises […]

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes from Njoy, the vaping brand recently acquired by tobacco giant Altria, which also sells Marlboro cigarettes. The decision lends new […]

New York’s Summer EBT program opens applications on July 1, providing $120 per school-aged child monthly for groceries during summer. Eligible families include those already on SNAP, Temporary Assistance, or reduced-price school meals, with others needing to apply online. Applications require a NY.gov ID and details about each child and household member. Funds expire 122 […]

Summer is here which means cook-outs, junk food, and sugar filled foods. Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that eating fatty foods may actually make our anxiety worse. The team found that when animals were given a high-fat diet, it disrupted their gut bacteria – which in turn altered the brain chemicals […]

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June 17, 2024

A massive heatwave is hitting the Midwest and Northeast U.S. this week, with dangerously high temperatures expected. Here’s how to stay safe and recognize the signs of heat stroke: How to Stay Safe: Stay Indoors: Remain in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible. Limit Outdoor Activities: If you must go outside, do so in the […]

Billionaire philanthropist Tom Golisano has donated $50 million to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to establish the Golisano Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Institute. This is the largest single gift in the university’s history and Golisano’s most significant donation. The new institute will consolidate URMC’s programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental […]


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