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A new study published in the journal Addiction reveals that daily and near-daily marijuana use in the U.S. now surpasses high-frequency alcohol consumption. According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 17.7 million Americans reported using marijuana daily or almost daily in 2022, compared to 14.7 million who reported the same […]

Grammy Award winner T-Pain has released a new single, “On This Hill,” in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. The song focuses on mental wellness and self-empowerment, reflecting T-Pain’s personal journey of learning to stand up for himself. In an interview with Billboard, T-Pain described the song as a declaration against being gaslit and a […]

The Rochester City Council could consider plans at its Tuesday meeting for neighborhood ambassador programs in the Monroe and Lyell Avenue areas to fight opioid epidemic & homelessness. MC Collaborative would cover the rollout of the one-year pilot program on Monroe Avenue, and Cameron Community would implement it on Lyell Avenue. Both organizations would get $125,000 each […]

Planet Fitness is offering its High School Summer Pass program again this summer, providing free gym access to teens aged 14 to 19 across the United States and Canada including the 11 locations in the Rochester area. The program runs from June 1 through August 31. Parents of teens under 18 must sign a waiver […]

A shortage of popular weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have prompted a skyrocketing demand. Which has also lead to scammers on social media offering to ship weight loss drugs for lower prices — and without a prescription. A joint investigation conducted from February through April by the nonprofits Digital Citizens Alliance and Coalition […]

Anthony Anderson, James Van Der Beek, Taye Diggs, and other notable figures including NFL All-Pro Chris Jones will star in a striptease TV special titled “The Real Full Monty” to air on Fox this fall. Inspired by the 1997 film “The Full Monty,” this two-hour event aims to raise awareness and encourage screenings for prostate, […]

The Youth Voice One Vision(YVOV) launched a mental health survey calling on their peers to help improve the future of young people in Rochester. “Young people are hurting and healing is needed during these trying times,” said Sarah Adams, a Senior at East High School and YVOV Spokesperson. She explains Rochester can be rough and […]

Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, show that anger may indeed affect the heart because of how it impairs blood vessel function. Previous research has suggested there’s a link between an acute episode of anger and an increased risk of heart attack. Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Yale School of Medicine, St. […]

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been granted $27 million to conduct a comprehensive study evaluating the necessity of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in heart failure patients. ICDs are devices used to prevent cardiac arrest by correcting deadly arrhythmias, yet current data show that only about 1% of these patients receive lifesaving shocks […]

Three women in New Mexico contracted HIV after undergoing “vampire facial” treatments at an unlicensed medical spa, marking the first documented cases of HIV transmission via cosmetic needle procedures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The investigation, reported in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Report, highlighted that the spa, investigated from […]


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