Health Care

Connections: Jonathan Gruber on Rochester as an economic growth engine

We sit down with Jonathan Gruber, an economics professor at MIT who says Rochester is set to become one of America's growth engines. He’s in Rochester...
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Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:14am
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Connections: Understanding the MOLST program

Making decisions about end-of-life care can be challenging and confusing. A program called Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) seeks to...
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Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:16am
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Rural Finger Lakes communities look outside health care system for ways to improve health

The number of people without health insurance in Steuben County has been cut in half since 2014. That should mean more people have access to the health...
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Mon, 03/11/2019 - 6:03am
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Connections: Discussing the latest measles outbreak and the importance of vaccines

We discuss the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest, where most of the victims were not vaccinated. Monroe County Public Health Commissioner...
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Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:36am
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Transgender New Yorkers getting new protection against discrimination

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new protections for transgender New Yorkers on Sunday, saying the state health department will add gender identity to a non...
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Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:09am
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Connections: How to improve doctor-patient communication

How can doctors better communicate with their patients, especially when they need to discuss the prognosis of a serious illness? That's the subject of...
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Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:38pm
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Founding Health Foundation CEO is stepping down

The man who has led the Greater Rochester Health Foundation since its inception in 2006 is stepping down. John Urban, who before he joined the...
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Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:48am
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Connections: The benefits of birth control as medication

A family doctor in Washington, D.C. recently wrote a piece for the Federalist entitled "Stop Denying Science, Birth Control Isn't Necessary for Women's...
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Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:46am
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Connections: The latest with healthcare legislation and open enrollment options

President Trump says that Americans should consider Obamacare dead and buried, but it's not. So what options do Americans have when it comes to the open...
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Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:39pm
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WXXI Takes a Healthy Approach

I hope you enjoyed Ken Burns’s latest series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea on WXXI.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stopped over the past few weeks by people who watched the series and loved it. 

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