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URMC Seeks to Diversify Study of Dementia Caregivers

Carol Elizabeth Owens Older African Americans and Latinos are more likely than Whites to get a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease,...

Red indicates the site of fatal overdoses and blue indicates nonfatal overdoses in Monroe County in 2018 and 2019. Provided by Monroe County Heroin Task Force

Team Approach to Opioid Epidemic Resulted in 9 Convictions in OD Deaths

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Opioid deaths and overdoses show little sign of abating. As a result, neither do the...

How Would You Change Medicaid to Save Money, Keep Services?

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program under the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. The New...

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The Children’s Agenda Sponsors Advocacy Trip to Albany

The Children’s Agenda is organizing an Early Childhood Advocacy Day trip to Albany for parents and providers to urge legislators for more...

Leonard Brock, executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, talks Nov. 18 about the toll of poverty on health. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group.

Report: Poverty is a Real Killer

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Too much month at the end of money is more than a financial strain. The stress saps health,...

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Team MannPower walks to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

By Olga Monacell On a recent summer morning, I met with Norma Holland Mann at the iSquare coffee shop in Irondequoit. We talked about her...

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Estella Velez Upegui: Explaining Alzheimer’s in Words they Know

[Editor’s note: The September, 2019 print edition of La Voz features articles and information about Alzheimer’s disease. This...

Rudy Rivera of the Father Tracy Health and Wellness Center stands next to buckets placed by volunteers and to be used as a receptacle for used needles at a lot on North Clinton Avenue. Photo by Patti Singer/LaVoz

ODs in Black, Hispanic Communities Highlight Need for Education About Narcan

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Through July in Monroe County, 75 of the 483 people who overdosed on an opioid died. The...

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Asthma Cases See a Huge Spike in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Doctors in Puerto Rico are reporting that they are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases. They are, for the...

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Jordan Health Center Employees Return to Work

By Staff – Sixty-five Jordan Health Center employees, represented by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have recently...