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Colleges consider all factors in protecting students

Giving students a safe place to learn is a top priority in any educational environment. For Rochester-area colleges and universities, ensuring student safety can mean employing an armed security force on campus. Locally, five colleges and universities use armed security ...

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Private universities strive for balance with their boards

At private colleges and universities, boards of trustees typically are involved in overall strategic direction but steer clear of managing daily operations. Sandy Parker, board member at Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and Nazareth College, thinks a clear ...

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Heart malfunctions can occur in various ways

What can go wrong with the heart? Quite a bit, but improved medications and surgical advances are helping patients spend less time in the hospital. Here is a roundup of conditions cardiologists see regularly. Heart valve disease: Hearts that function ...

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Some conditions carry unexpected heart risks

Many are aware of the common roots of heart disease that the media often focus on—genetics, smoking, obesity—but some lesser-known causes of heart disease are just as common. Effectively treating these lesser-known causes and implementing lifestyle changes can improve a ...

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Surgical procedure has improved outcomes

Sharon Wargo remembers how difficult it once was to just get around. “I was limited as to how far I could walk without becoming short of breath,” the 73-year-old Genoa, Cayuga County, resident says. Wargo was experiencing the effects of ...

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Works in progress

Owner: Town of Greece Location: 6 Vince Tofany Blvd. Project information: Construction of a single, 2-story, 30,000-square-foot structural steel frame and masonry exterior police headquarters building. Cost: $9.3 million Start date: December 2015 Expected completion date: January 2017 Construction manager: ...

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Industry leaders call workplace safety ‘top priority’

When he was just starting out in the construction industry, Karl Schuler witnessed a job fatality. The incident had a profound impact on him, and its lingering memory reminds Schuler about the importance of safety in the construction field. “Safety ...

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Visualizing made easier through BIM programs

Architects, engineers and construction companies around the world use building information modeling, or BIM, to work more efficiently and improve their bottom lines. “The technology is fantastic, and it provides a huge benefit to our industry,” says Michael St. John, ...

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Two recent decisions change bankruptcy landscape

This year, two recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have affected core bankruptcy law principles and shaped the rights of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy. Additionally, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear an appeal on another key bankruptcy ...

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Banks balance technology with brick-and-mortar

The ever-changing digital landscape has transformed the banking industry, creating challenges and opportunities that were foreign just a handful of years ago. “It’s all about catering to what the customer wants,” says Karen Serinis, executive vice president at Canandaigua National ...

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More opportunity for up-and-coming entrepreneurs

Even a very small loan, or “microloan,” can make a life-or-death difference to the owner of a small business or a budding entrepreneur. Unfortunately, some are barred from acquiring the funds they need. “We do have a slice of a ...

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Potential Brexit impact at least two years away

The year 1993 was a pivotal one in the entertainment world. The TV show “Friends” began filming that year and soon became a runaway success. The show launched Jennifer Aniston into mega-celebrity status. Because of her newfound fame, she came ...

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Options for exercise abound at local organizations

Five days a week, Betsy Kalweit heads off to the Eastside Family YMCA. “I feel great,” the 68-year-old retired teacher says. “The exercise helps, because it makes me feel like I’m keeping my body strong.” Kalweit is one of the ...

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Modifications for home safety driven by family

As researchers explore how to make homes more capable of sensing impending danger, the demand for personal alarms, grab bars, motion-sensor lighting and other tried-and-true safety products remains strong. Home modifications, such as stairlifts and bathroom redesigns, also continue to ...

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Finding help

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse suggests the reason the elderly may be attractive targets for scam artists is because seniors often do not realize the value of their assets. Additionally, persons over the age of 50 ...

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