The Measles: What you need to know.

There have been three recently confirmed Measles cases in Monroe County. These cases have caused distress and concern for many parents. This article will give you facts about measles, well-respected informational websites to use, and what to do if you think you may have been exposed. Measles is highly contagious. It is primarily transmitted by[…]

Area Dentists

Dental Practice Name Types of Medicaid Types of Medicaid Youngest Age Seen Offers Sedation   ACCEPTED NOT ACCEPTED     Eastman Dental Center Blue Choice Option, MVP Option, United Healthcare, Fee-for Service Medicaid Fidelis 1 year Yes 625 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 275-6051 Anthony Jordan Health Center Holland Street Blue Choice Option, MVP Option,[…]

Foodlink Curbside Markets Bring Fresh Food EVERYWHERE!

Foodlink Curbside Market Foodlink offers a multitude of programs and services throughout the Greater Rochester Area and surrounding counties. Not only are they a foodbank and distribution center to local food pantries and soup kitchens, but they have a multitude of other programs and services including their mobile Curbside Markets! According to the Foodlink website,[…]

Giving Back During the Holiday Season

The holiday season brings a time to reflect on the past year, reunite with family and friends, and celebrate the many cultural and religious holidays that take place at the end of the calendar year. It is great opportunity to focus on the things that are most important to us and to teach our children[…]

Kids Thrive 585 in the News!

On Friday, July 14th 2017, our Executive Director, Dr. Megan Lasaponara, made her second appearance on Good Day Rochester. She discussed the great work that Kids Thrive 585 does and promoted our July 16th Family Fun Day Fundraiser in the interview with anchor Jennifer Johnson. Interview link:   On Thursday, August 4th 2016, our Executive[…]

The Fabulous Work of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program

“Beginning with trust, ending with extraordinary outcomes.” *From the NFP Website The Nurse-Family Partnership is an amazing organization with a branch right here in Rochester that teams up first-time, low-income pregnant women with nurses for free home visits. Every one to two weeks, from early in the pregnancy until the child turns two years old,[…]

Safe Sleep Saves Lives.

During the last 20 years, research has brought to light the dangers of an unsafe sleep environment for a newborn. This year the Safe to Sleep Campaign turns 20 and we would like to take this opportunity to discuss the importance of safe sleeping conditions for all children less than one year of age. There[…]

Accessing Early Intervention Services

What is Early Intervention? According to the Monroe County Early Intervention (EI) program website, Early Intervention is the voluntary developmental monitoring, evaluation, and services program offered by New York State to families and children ages birth through two years. Early Intervention serves children and their families from birth through 2 years of age “where there[…]

Breastfeeding is natural…. and hard.

“Nursing area sign” by Pete unseth – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons – Breastfeeding is natural and can be hard. There are few things as natural, and controversial, as breastfeeding. Pregnant women and new mothers are confronted with a sea of public opinion, family pressure, and internal struggles about whether[…]