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A technique to treat scuba divers suffering from "the bends," has been adopted in Batavia to treat wounds that just won’t heal.
United Memorial Medical Center has officially opened its Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric chambers.The device treats patients with highly concentrated oxygen to speed healing.
The hyperbaric treatment has been helpful in healing wounds of diabetic patients who can sometimes face serious consequences from even minor wounds that do not heal.
Technician Brooke Eck is overseeing operation of the new machines at UMMC.

A LeRoy woman is accused of switching medication intended for her daughter, making the child so sick, she had to be hospitalized. 
LeRoy Police treport  that 30-year-old Catherine Bater of Lake Street allegedly gave her six year old daughter a dose of High Blood Pressure medication and not the Ritalin the little girl was supposed to get.
The child passed out from wrong medication and had to be hospitalized. She is fine now.
Catherine Bater has been jailed.

A Town of Alabama man is facing burglary charges that have been filed even after he was behind bars. 
22-year-old Benjamin Muntz of Knowlesville Road is currently in the Genesee County Jail on a previous burglary arrest.
Deputies have now charged Muntz for allegedly breaking into an Oakfield garage and taking a dirt bike, an ATV and a dune buggy.
He also charged with making off with tractor weights from locations in Elba and Alabama, and selling the weights for scrap.
The three vehicles have been recovered.
Muntz remains behind bars.

Tompkins Financial Corporation is reporting growth in this sluggish economy.
Tompkins, the parent company of the Bank of Castile, has reported a 4.9 percent growth in net profits for the third quarter over the same period a year ago.
Tompkins also reported an increase of 2-cents in earnings per share. 
Tompkins President Steve Romaine said that since any growth has been difficult in the sluggish economy, Tompkins’ improved numbers are especially rewarding.

Monroe County has the majority of the state's salmonella cases linked to Turkish pine nuts. The Monroe County Department of Health says of the 26 illnesses statewide tied to the tainted pine nuts sold at Wegmans, 19 are in Monroe County. No deaths have been reported and one person who was hospitalized has since been released.
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