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New iterations of technology aim to improve patient care


Leway Chen M.D. likens technological advances in cardiac care to the iPhone. New iterations come out every year; it’s essentially the same thing but with notable improvements, says Chen, director of heart failure and transplantation and medical director of the ...

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Catheterization labs stay busy, play instrumental role

While Sam Brundage was at the UR Medicine cardiac catheterization lab at Strong Memorial Hospital for a routine check, doctors discovered a heart murmur. Brundage had been to the cardiac catheterization lab before, but nothing had been detected. An angiogram, ...

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Congestive heart failure afflicts many, worsens over time


Percival Smith had congestive heart failure. Today Smith lives an active life, sustained by the high-tech pump inside his heart. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) In 2010, after years of handling heavy construction equipment, Percival Smith found himself too weak to ...

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Tuition reimbursement programs foster well-trained workers

The Rochester area has many options for employees looking to learn, but financial constraints often limit these opportunities. With an eye toward a well-trained workforce, some employers continue to step in to ease the burden. According to the National Center ...

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Finding work

A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates are often finding work outside their fields. Here are some highlights from the survey:   Men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer ...

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Focus on STEM fields aims to meet growing demand

For five days this summer, local high school students worked side-by-side with experts in the field of optics as they learned the intricacies of the industry. The program, hosted by the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster and Monroe Community College, was ...

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Enamored customers drive usage of mobile services

Mobile banking has made life easier and more convenient for Jean Evans, owner and president of Tiffany Transportation Services Ltd. in Greece. “I like it a lot,” she says. “It saves me a lot of time going to and from ...

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Don’t fear end of market highs; keep long-term view

Is the stock market overvalued and ready to crash? I have fielded a lot of questions lately on just that topic. Typically, investors get uneasy when the stock market declines in value. However, with visions of 2008 still in our ...

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Angel investing demands a high tolerance for risk

Though their professional backgrounds and interests vary, common threads exist among Rochester-area angel investors. Well aware that many of the startups they invest in will go bust, these investors typically have a high tolerance for risk and enjoy sizing up ...

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Building projects evolve to include discussions, plans for sustainability


“One of the first questions, because it’s a very popular thing these days, is, ‘Do you have any expectations when it comes to sustainability?’” says Spencer Read, vice president of Mitchell Design Build’s construction company. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) Sustainability ...

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