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Got a high-deductible health plan? The kind that doesn’t pay most medical bills until they exceed several thousand dollars? You’re a foot soldier who’s been drafted in the war against high health costs.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield now has a better idea of why four out of every ten upstate New York adults don’t always take prescriptions as prescribed. The insurance company got the answers from patients through a comprehensive survey.

"There aren’t many accessible homes for people with disabilities. And when they are accessible, they’re usually too expensive or segregated,” says 24-year-old wheelchair user, Jensen Caraballo.

Former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden was in Rochester today to provide the keynote address for Lifespan's 19th "Celebration of Aging" luncheon at the Riverside Convention Center.

Lunden shared some of life strategies that she used in her life and career, such as taking on new challenges and expecting to succeed.

This tax season, for the first time since the health law passed five years ago, consumers are facing its financial consequences. Whether they owe a penalty for not having health insurance or have to reconcile how much they got in premium tax credits against their incomes, many people have to contend with new tax forms and calculations. Experts say the worst may be yet to come.

Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.

For every dollar spent on treating depression, almost five dollars is spent on the treatment and workplace costs of related medical conditions like back and chest pain, sleep disorders and migraines – placing a greater financial burden on businesses and the health care system, according to new research&nb

Complaints have been filed with the state over the position taken by some local pediatricians who don't want to treat children who have not received any vaccinations. And the local medical society is backing up a doctor's right to take that position. 

RIT is partnering with the Rochester Regional Health System and a physician organization to try and improve the health of chronically ill patients.

That collaboration between the university, the hospital system and the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association is designed to help frail patients continue to live in their homes.

There has been much hand wringing over the health law requirement that large employers this year offer insurance to workers who put in 30 or more hours a week or face penalties for not doing so. The new rules would cost employers a bundle, some fretted, as part-timers clamored for company coverage previously unavailable to them.