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Medical industry sees room for improvement in ACA

More than six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has come to represent a kind of seesaw for various stakeholders. Rochester-area insurers and health systems generally have adjusted to the flurry of changes health care reform introduced, but ...

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‘A Better Way’ receives some pointed critiques

With presidential polls currently favoring Hillary Clinton, the chances of a Republican victory in November seem to be receding. But last spring virtually every expert counted Donald Trump as unlikely to succeed and yet he ended up handily winning the ...

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Transfer programs are a growing option for students

While local community colleges and four-year institutions have long been teaming up to offer 2+2 and articulation agreement programs, more students are now showing interest in these educational options. “As far as students wanting to think about their future and ...

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New programs set for 2016-17 academic year

From master’s programs to associate degrees, Rochester area universities and colleges are updating their academic offerings to better serve student needs. Bryant & Stratton Health Services Administration, AAS: This program is designed to train students to manage various administrative aspects ...

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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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