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Flu clinics
now available

Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County Inc. once again is offering flu clinics for businesses. According to VNS, more than 383.4 million work and school days are disrupted annually due to the flu. Companies can combat this loss ...

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Approach benchmarking
with fair dose of caution

Just as businesses are benchmarking their performance against the rest of the state and nation, this is a recurring issue for payers and providers of health care, especially as our system comes under increasing cost pressures. Two recent studies demonstrate ...

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Turning chair butts
into buff butts

Too busy to exercise? Too bad. Now you have no more excuses. The American College of Sports Medicine has teamed up with a couple of other organizations to develop a booklet called “Fitting Fitness in, Even When You’re Pressed for ...

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For more
information

–Genesee Dietetic Association: 234-5959 –American Dietetic Association nutrition hot line: 800-366-1655

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Nutrition advice
fills work plate

Many corporations think so, too–at least on the exercise front. Look at the numerous on-site fitness centers and programs at corporations large and small throughout the area. But, beyond offering balanced cafeteria fare, nutrition is something corporations can’t spoon-feed their ...

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Resources
on stress

–All Together Center 17 Nova Lane Rochester, N.Y. 14606 436-5289 –The Center for Aplomb and Yoga 30 Arlington St. Rochester, N.Y. 14607 244-0782 –The Health Association Inc. 1 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14620 423-9490 –The Mental Health Association of ...

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Have you grabbed
the Tums this week?

Stop for a minute. Take a deep breath. Everyone has had those weeks, even those months, where things seem a little too much and you feel like you are going to snap. Relax. There’s good news. Experts agree there are ...

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Most businesses still in dark on AIDS

On the television show “ER,” a physician’s assistant has been diagnosed with HIV. She goes up to the hospital’s AIDS clinic, where a fellow patient says she should seek treatment elsewhere. He worked at a hospital, he tells her, and ...

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For more information

Environmental Business Association of New York State Inc. 1223 Peoples Ave. Troy, N.Y. 12180 Phone: 518-276-2164 Fax: 518-276-6380 Web site: http://www.eba-nys.org

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RG&E, NiMo start nuclear-plant company

Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. this week announced plans to form a joint venture to run at least three of the state’s nuclear- power plants. To be called the New York Nuclear Operating Co., the ...

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Environmental quality
should guide growth

After being ignored by U.S. companies, W. Edwards Deming went to a more accepting climate and helped revolutionize Japan’s industry. Ultimately, his total quality management methods would return to the United States. Many Rochester-area businesses now are using these principles ...

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Compliance work
wanes as focus shifts

A perhaps unintended consequence of the supposedly business- friendly push for less environmental regulation is a slowdown in one industry: the environmental-compliance field. The industry–which includes testing laboratories, site-cleanup specialists, environmental lawyers, engineering firms and consultants who advise firms on ...

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Environmental Business Association champions ecobusiness

That will change if the Environmental Business Association of New York State Inc. has its way. Providing positive information about environmental businesses through the media is one goal of the 2-year-old EBA, says Ira Rubenstein, founder and executive director. The ...

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A hard knock inspired
realization of a dream

(First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words– experiences and lessons that have shaped their company’s development. The goal is to inspire and inform others through first-person accounts.) I remember being scared to death. Here I was, a retail ...

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Do your homework

If you are considering employee-leasing services, here are some guidelines in choosing a professional-employer organization: –Check the PEO’s professional references, including its bank, insurance carriers, and legal and accounting firms. –Document the PEO’s stable financial condition by seeking financial references. ...

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