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Be prepared: DOMA ruling has important implications

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recently concluded session was followed closely. Not only were lawyers and legal scholars keeping their eyes on the court, but married couples, employers, scientists, immigrants and many other people wondered what the court would say or ...

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Technology meets rising expectations for convenience

Rochester-area employers find value in using technology to deliver benefits to employees, whether that means providing Web-based health and wellness tools or promoting applications that help with retirement account management.   The shift toward online and mobile platforms has numerous ...

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In the fall, arts groups fill void left by summer festivals

By SHEILA LIVADAS Rochester-area theaters and art galleries approach the fall season in different ways, from kicking off fundraising campaigns to scheduling accessible shows that do not jolt audiences from the lazy, hazy days of summer. Fall also represents a ...

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East End district evolves to attract a mature demographic

Rochester’s East End has evolved into an entertainment and dining district that draws people from around the city and out of town.   Efforts to attract a mature demographic, coupled with residential development and other factors, have produced that evolution, ...

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Sponsors back cultural offerings, show community support

It won’t be long until schools are back in session, the weather cools down and fall arrives in Rochester. But that doesn’t mean the area’s cultural offerings are coming to an end for the year; there still are plenty of ...

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Heart transplants add value, offer longer lease on life

Beth Coughlin started to notice odd sensations-racing and pounding feelings in her heart-when she was in her 30s.   An elementary school teacher at a Webster parochial school, she blamed it on job-related stress initially. But over time the feelings ...

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New law, research play key roles in treating birth defects

As local researchers begin unlocking the reasons why congenital heart defects occur, a new law will require hospitals in New York to screen for the defects in newborns.   Both efforts are important steps in treating the condition, which varies ...

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Rehabilitation programs assist with long-term survival

A good relationship with a cardiologist, the right medication and a commitment to achieving rehabilitation goals are keys to long-term survival after a heart attack.   In many cases, having a heart attack today is not what it used to ...

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Institutions dig deep, use data to make smart moves

On the University of Rochester campus is a giant, $100 million supercomputer with the ability to make 209 trillion calculations per second and produce complex models of the human immune system to predict virus mutation. Similar number crunching is occurring ...

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Building in progress

Whether it is upgrading an office building or constructing a multimillion-dollar facility, local colleges and universities are revamping their campuses. Here is a closer look at a few key projects underway this year. Hobart and William Smith Colleges Merritt Hall: ...

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Interactive space, sustainable design influence construction

Rochester-area colleges and universities continue to break ground for buildings that will have more interactive space and sustainable design. Renovations also are gaining steam because of a growing need to repurpose aging facilities while limiting costs.   Given the construction ...

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Counselors embrace new approaches to on-campus recruitment

The world of on-campus recruitment has changed, and students can no longer rely solely on their colleges to connect them with employment recruiters.   "On-campus recruiting is not the only-nor, honestly, the most effective-way for many employers to find the ...

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Cafe-style branches pop up, aim at being trendy spaces

Cafe-style bank branches are sprouting up in the Rochester area, spurred by the increasing popularity of online and mobile banking.   "Our mobile and Web-banking platforms have seen rapid adoption from our customers over the last few years," says Jean-Paul ...

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Investing for income? Don’t give in to temptation of risk

It may be blasphemy, but I’m going to say it anyway: I don’t like dividends.   It is difficult to open an investment magazine or newspaper these days without seeing an article on the merits of generating investment income. The ...

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Embrace challenges related to SEQRA revisions

The revised environmental assessment forms required to begin the project review process under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act will take effect Oct. 7.   The new forms and an accompanying workbook, issued by the state Department of ...

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