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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Doctor uses research to improve patients’ lives

Mervyn Weerasinghe M.D. remembers someone asking him at age 7 what he wanted to be when he grew up. “I just said I want to be a doctor. And I kept at that.” Weerasinghe, medical director of Rochester Clinical Research ...

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Young athletes are the focus of this doctor’s efforts

With the increasingly competitive nature of youth sports comes an increase in the number and severity of injuries among participants. Michael Maloney M.D., director of University Sports Medicine at the University of Rochester, has helped establish programs to train youngsters ...

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Physician places premium on patients’ needs

Every profession has its role model, every workplace its leader and every town its pillar, and achieving any one of those deserves accolades. Richard Constantino M.D. has managed to do all three, says Richard Gangemi M.D., senior vice president of ...

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Working with children offers nurse perspective

His parents provided the foundation, and his wife unlocked the potential for Michael Stapleton Jr.’s success in nursing. But it was his interest in psychology that drew him to the profession. For a long time, he never knew men could ...

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Stellaris team raises bar in cataract surgery

Bausch & Lomb Inc.’s Stellaris Vision Enhancement System is neither the first nor the only medical device for correcting cataracts. But it beats its nearest competitors by a millimeter, which in the world of eye microsurgery is better than a ...

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Doctor’s work helps people help themselves

Imagine a device-a small camera-connected to software that allows people to monitor their skin and detect when a mole needs to be checked by a doctor. Envisaging devices that help people stay informed of their health-and developing them-is the job ...

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UR duo making strides in vision care arena

Scott MacRae M.D. and David Williams have pioneered a technology that has improved vision for millions of people around the world. The team of MacRae, professor of ophthalmology and professor of visual science at the University of Rochester, and Williams, ...

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Gannett leader paid $7.9M in ‘07

The head of the nation’s largest newspaper chain received pay and compensation valued at $7.9 million in 2007, up 36 percent, an AP analysis of corporate filings released Thursday report. Craig Dubow, chairman and CEO of Gannett Co. Inc. which ...

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Protests turn violent in Tibetan capital

Protests led by Buddhist monks against Chinese rule in Tibet turned violent Friday, with shops and vehicles torched and gunshots echoing through the streets of the ancient capital, Lhasa, AP reported. A radio report said two people had been killed.

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Bernanke vows to help homeowners

Fighting to stem a dangerous wave of home foreclosures, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke pledged Friday to do all that is possible to help struggling homeowners. The Fed is “strongly committed to fully employing our authority, expertise and resources to ...

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Bear Stearns turns to Fed, bank for bailout

Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. turned to a rival bank and the federal government for a last-minute bailout Friday to prevent it from collapsing, AP reported. Central bankers tapped a rarely used Depression-era provision to provide loans, and said they were ...

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Report: February home sales down

Sales of existing homes in February were down 17.8 percent from a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Friday. February closings, at 614, were down 27.4 percent, compared with January. The median price was up in ...

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GateHouse sees record Q4 revenues

With record quarterly revenues, though with profits weighed down by a onetime impairment charge, shares of Perinton publisher GateHouse Media Inc. jumped 10 percent Friday morning, following the company’s fourth-quarter results released Thursday night. Shares of GateHouse (NYSE: GHS) rose ...

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Fairfield Inn begins renovations

Remodeling at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Airport began Friday, with upgrades scheduled to begin March 22 at the Fairfield Inn Marriott Rochester South, the hotels’ owner E.J. Del Monte Corp. said. Renovations at both hotels will include new bedding ...

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Kodak inks licensing deal with LG, stock upgraded

Eastman Kodak Co. inked a new deal for its OLED technologies, and received a stock upgrade from a leading analyst. Kodak announced Friday an intellectual property cross-licensing agreement with LG Display Co. Ltd., a flat-panel display industry leader. The license, ...

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