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The federal government wants to curb the number of deaths from opioid drug overdoses. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to make in-roads by funding intervention and prevention.

Correctional facilities are responsible for providing health services to people who are jailed, but that doesn’t mean that prisoners don’t face financial charges for care.

One of the least expensive insurers on the New York health insurance exchange will be gone by the end of the year. Federal and state regulators intervened to shut down Health Republic Insurance of New York. With about 200,000 enrollees, it’s the fourth and also the largest co-op to get the ax this year.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have ordered insurer Health Republic to stop writing new policies and wind down business after existing policies expire.

The head of the local organization that coordinates organ donations believes that WROC-TV meteorologist Scott Hetsko’s recent heart transplant will bring awareness to the need for more organ donors.

The number of syphilis cases has increased dramatically in recent years in central New York.  It used to be that when there was an outbreak of syphilis in New York state, the state Department of Health would find people infected in a particular school or neighborhood.

Health officials in Wayne County say they have received word from the NY State Health Department about a positive test for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. It involved a horse that died in the Town of Macedon.

Recently a horse in the Wayne County Town of Galen also tested positive for 'EEE.'

Researchers at the University of Rochester have won $3.1 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health in their quest to develop a viable vaccine against HIV.

Exercise is the first domino in a line of desired health outcomes. That was the message at the Urban Health Summit Thursday at the Maplewood YMCA.

How do you get people in the city's poorest neighborhoods to get out and exercise? Organizations that work for that goal shared their projects with others at Rochester’s inaugural Urban Health Summit.

The American Heart Association is celebrating a group of stroke survivors who have completed a program that will allow them to offer support to newly recovering stroke patients and their families.

The so-called "sharegivers" will visit patients at their hospital bedside to talk about their own recovery following a stroke.