Your Blood Type May Put You at Risk for Heart Disease

People whose blood type is A, B or AB have an increased risk of heart disease and shorter life spans than people who have type O blood, according to a new study.

Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC

About 1 in every 25 U.S. patients develops an infection while in the hospital, agency says

U.S. Painkiller Abuse ‘Epidemic’ May Be Declining

But some people have switched to heroin

Caring for the Refugee Population

The new Center for Refugee Health in Rochester already has a patient list of  of about 2,500. Officials expect that number to increase to around 5,000 in the next few years

Meet Your Doctor: Catalina Vial, M.D.

New OB-GYN doctor in Brockport fluent in Spanish. She talks about cultural differences in treating Hispanics and non-Hispanic patients

44 Million People Still Smoke in the U.S.

Despite successful CDC campaign urging people to quit, 44 million people still addicted to cigarette smoking

Winter Warriors

Finding peace wearing a pair of running shoes

  Complementary Medicine  

Alternative Treatments for Psoriasis

About 3 percent of the world’s population has psoriasis. That’s a pretty small percent. But if you’re among them, the itching, pain and redness typifying many psoriasis flare-ups can affect many aspects of life. 

Mangosteen: Tropical Fruit Offers Many Benefits

Sectioned like an orange, sized like a tangerine, and covered with a purple rind, the tangy, sweet fruit contains almond-sized seeds. 

  Heart Health  

Controlling Blood Pressure

About 78 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, according to the American Heart Association. Many of them don’t realize they have hypertension until it’s detected during a medical exam or until they experience a health crisis.

Exercise Helps Prevent Heart Trouble

If heart conditions run in your family, exercise could help prevent problems for your ticker. Of course, it’s no guarantee that working out excludes you from heart disease. Diet and stress also play roles, along with genetic predisposition; however, considering the reduced risk of heart disease and the multiple other benefits of exercise, it’s worth pursuing.

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Jewish Senior Life  launches ‘Music & Memory’ program

Program brings personalized level of music therapy into the lives of the elderly, improving quality of life

Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

Alternative transportation services vary widely by community, so what’s available to your mom will depend on where she lives. Here’s what you should know.

PassLifeOn.org

Ad Council, local health groups launch campaign to increase organ donors

Weight Loss: 

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Chapman: The changing ACA landscape

Voelckers: Valentine’s Day: Love the One Who Matters Most: YOU! 

Smart Bites: Move Over, Chicken: It’s Pork Time!

Savvy Senior: What Medicare Doesn’t Cover