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Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Q: What is Devic’s disease? Is it a kind of multiple sclerosis?A: Doctors Devic and Gault first described Devic’s disease (now called neuromyelitis optica or NMO) in 1894 from their experience with 16 patients. NMO is a rare disease of the central nervous system, affecting about 4000 Americans every year. It can affect anyone, but is much more common in women than men, with a mean age of onset of about 40.

Updated at 5:07 PM

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Yorkers can now buy tickets online to attend the Great New York State Fair, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.

Updated at 5:02 PM

Local students graduated from the State University of New York, Buffalo State, during the school’s spring commencement ceremonies in May.

Updated at 5:00 PM

Christian author Christopher Blomgren, of Palmyra, recently celebrated the release of his book, “S.O.S.,” which shares tips for wilderness scenarios, including how to filter water, make fire, navigate in the wild and save life and limb.

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A week or so back, a couple of guys on the Fox Sports Radio Network spent part of the afternoon discussing how to make baseball more interesting. They took callers' suggestions — normally a counterproductive practice.Among the...

Updated at 4:59 PM

The Lyons Public Library, 122 Broad Street, Lyons, announced its upcoming “Get All Shook Up” programs.

Updated at 4:51 PM

Local students graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology during the school’s spring commencement ceremonies.

Updated at 4:49 PM

The Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently received the vehicle for its Rural Mobile TeleHealth Care Unit, and will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 31 at the Wolcott American Legion, 10675 Ridge Road, Wolcott.

Updated at 4:47 PM

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, 1200 Driving Park Ave., Newark, will host Camp MedQuest for ninth- to 12th-grade students interested in exploring health care careers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Updated at 4:42 PM

Do the various phases of the moon affect our health? Many people believe so and some scientific studies say yes, others say no.

Updated at 4:24 PM

Attendees of the New York State Fair can purchase tickets online this year for the first time, with an added discount of at least 40 percent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

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