Health

Dr. Michael Mendoza, the former Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health, signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) upon his sudden resignation, prohibiting any discussion regarding the specifics of his departure. Serving since 2016, including through the COVID-19 pandemic, Mendoza resigned in March 2024, shortly after his reappointment in August 2022. The terms of the NDA prevent […]

With summer is right around the corner, do you need an  air conditioner? Applications are now being accepted for new, free air conditioning units, which will be provided through the state’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Cooling Assistance. HEAP recently received $22 million in additional funding for this initiative, which is expected to provide AC units to […]

April is Donate Life Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the lifesaving potential of organ donation. Kathy Calcagno, a quadruple transplant recipient from East Rochester, is a living testament to this cause. Calcagno experienced a sudden cardiac arrest at 26 while working in her family restaurant. Despite being an athlete and leading a healthy lifestyle, […]

Black Americans are about twice as likely as White Americans to have Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Hispanic Americans are one and a half times more likely to have the disease than White Americans. Did you know that almost two – thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women? 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: memory loss […]

The topic of Black Maternal Health was 1st mentioned on the Black Maternal Health Matters Podcast EP. 1 – 103.9 WDKX Thanks To Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc – Theta Alpha Zeta Chapter. The University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health also hosted an event this past week, on ways they can work […]

O.J. Simpson — one of the most infamous high-profile Americans of all time — is dead after a cancer battle. The former NFL great — who stood trial for the double-murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in the ’90s, only to be acquitted — passed away Wednesday in Las Vegas […]

How does Megan Thee Stallion handle her depression anxiety, and insecurities? Two Words workout routine. In addition to starring on Women’s Health‘s April 2024 cover, the 29-year-old shared her consistent workout routine that keeps her built like “a stallion and not a pony.” Meg actually shares monthly clips of herself in the gym sweating, nearly giving up at […]

Colon cancer diagnoses and deaths are alarmingly increasing among Americans under 50, with recent data from the American Cancer Society indicating this trend is expected to continue. The disease, now the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, is notably preventable through routine screenings, yet approximately 60 million Americans are not up-to-date with their screenings. The […]

The New York State Department of Health has released an updated fish advisory for 2024, aimed at guiding residents on the frequency and types of fish that are safe to consume from the state’s freshwater sources. The advisory is particularly relevant for those who fish for both food and sport, offering specific information for different […]

The U.S. is currently experiencing an outbreak of bird flu, specifically the H5N1 strain, which has notably spread to dairy cattle, causing concern among scientists due to its unusual behavior. This outbreak, first identified in North America in late 2021 among wild migratory birds, has since affected not only poultry but also dairy cows and […]


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