Health Care

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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To Your Health

Despite what they say about journalists, I prefer to focus on the positive.

But as we were toasting the New Year this week, I was somewhat glad to see 2007 go. Despite many wonderful happenings, the year brought some painful moments in my life. And I mean that quite literally. Here's an October excerpt from my personal journal:

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It’s Wednesday evening, and I am in Room Four of the hospital emergency room. I have a good view of the nurses’ station, which is really the heart of the operation. The doctors come here to unload and pick up patient cases.

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