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Preparing for social and racial justice in cannabis (access required)

American anti-cannabis policy can be traced back to the 1930s, when Harry J. Anslinger led the charge of cannabis prohibition, including industrial hemp, through racially targeted propaganda (“Reefer Madness”) that vilified the Mexican and Black communities. His influence would continue ...

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Local experts weigh in on new technologies, procedures for cardiac care (access required)

For 200 years, cardiologists have relied on stethoscopes to be able to assess patients’ hearts and lungs, says Dr. Sabu Thomas, a UR Medicine cardiologist specializing in heart failure. Now, with a handheld, point-of-care ultrasound on the market, a cardiologist ...

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Clinicians: Cardiac patients shouldn’t avoid hospitals when experiencing symptoms (access required)

Local medical providers are concerned that people may have put off important heart-related medical concerns because they were worried about going to a health care facility during COVID-19. The situation, however, appears to be improving with increased efforts to raise ...

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Heightened stress levels from pandemic can impact heart health (access required)

The cardiologist certainly could relate to what his patients were saying. This was his life, too. Stuck in the house in the early days of COVID-19. The gym closed and dreary April days discouraging outdoor exercise. A little anxiety. A ...

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Risk management takeaways from COVID-19 pandemic (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for businesses and entrepreneurs, both large and small, but experts say there are a number of risk management lessons that can be learned from the unparalleled crisis. Unlike any situation in the past century, ...

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Business as usual? Managing risk amid uncertainty (access required)

Area business owners from across industries are poised to protect and pivot, managing risk as they reopen to foot traffic. But will that usher in a return to business as usual? In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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Business insurance: Take steps to reduce uncertainty (access required)

COVID-19 is likely to have an impact on business insurance moving forward, with area experts saying it could be a balancing act between providing additional coverage for a global pandemic while keeping premiums at a manageable rate. Skip Pleninger, president ...

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B2B payments: Transitioning from high touch to high tech (access required)

Over the past few months, our workplaces have changed tremendously. Offices that were once full of people are now nearly empty. Work that was once done in person is now being done at home. With so many now working remotely, ...

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Senior care agencies laser in on boosting morale, safety measures (access required)

COVID-19 is likely to change how senior living facilities and home care agencies operate in the long-term, area experts say, and many are already seeing an impact as people transition to the “new normal.” Among the changes they could see ...

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Navigating elder care amidst COVID-19 limitations (access required)

In this upside-down world of COVID-19 almost no one is feeling normal. If you are helping an older parent or other family member as a full or part-time caregiver, you may be feeling extra anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. As if ...

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Checking all the boxes before welcoming employees back to work (access required)

As regions of New York State continue their phased re-openings, businesses of all sizes have prepared or are preparing to recall their employees to return to work — either physically or virtually. As with seemingly every aspect of the COVID-19 ...

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