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The rate of suicide among military personnel has more than doubled since 2005.  A study released earlier this month in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry found no connection between suicide and deployment.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher was in Rochester Thursday to help present awards that focus on community health.

Women’s health advocates were thrilled when the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, because it required insurance companies to cover a broad array of women’s health services at no additional out-of-pocket cost beyond premiums.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a blue print for ending the AIDs epidemic in New York by 2020.

Speaking before an enthusiastic audience outside  the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village , Cuomo says it’s possible to make AIDS, which has killed an estimated 153,000 New Yorkers,  a disease of the past.

Jane Maier was one of a select group of patients invited in early 2012 to help Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts’ largest health system, pick its new electronic health record system – a critical investment of close to $700 million.

Medicare.gov has released rankings of area hospitals based upon surveys of patients.

The surveys include eleven different measures, from noise levels and clean rooms to how well their doctor communicated about medication and care after they left the hospital.

Strong Hospital received the highest overall ranking in the region, at "four stars."

Thousands of families with a disabled or deceased parent may have received a lower subsidy than they deserved to buy health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace as a result of a calculation error by the federal government.

Medicare officials are considering changes in the hospice benefit to stop the federal government from paying twice for care given to dying patients. But patient advocates and hospice providers fear a new policy could make the often difficult decision to move into hospice care even tougher.

A promising new study, conducted partly in Rochester, may give hope to the parents of autistic children.

The research looked at ways a training program could help parents and other caregivers reduce problem behaviors in kids on the autism spectrum.

Without additional state funding New York Medical School officials say they won’t be able to attract or keep world class researchers. Albany lawmakers have rejected their 50 million dollar request to fund recruitment and retention efforts.