Into the Great Wide Open  

Rochester resident Marty Robinson is one of 18 hikers in the United States being sponsored by the Thru-Hike Syndicate as he attempts to complete the Appalachian Trail.

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show.

You’ve bought insurance on the exchange. Now what?

Entrepreneurs, part-time employees, small businesses, the unemployed and the previously uninsured were among the first to purchase health insurance plans on the new NY State of Health marketplace.

Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows.

Neurofeedback Gains Popularity

Technique used to treat ADHD, depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury and alcoholism and drug addiction, among other conditions.

Meet Your Doctor: Stephen Hammes

Doctor studies role of testosterone in female fertility.

Nurse Practitioners To Gain More Powers

New law will give more freedom for NPs; goal is to alleviate shortage of doctors in the state.

Medical societies oppose new legislation: NPs can’t perform same functions as MDs

The Transformative Power of Massage

Have you ever received a professional massage? If you have, I hope you have experienced how powerful and healing touch can be. Touch is one of the most basic human needs, and today’s massage therapists are trained in the science and art of professional, therapeutic touch.

VOA Clinic Brings Out the Smiles

Dental clinic ‘breaking the cycle of poor oral health’ among kids.

  Golden Years  

Study: Alzheimer’s Underreported

Disease is more widespread in the US than reported in the past, according to study in ‘Neurology.'

A New Way to View Alzheimer’s

In a new book, local geriatrician argues that people living with dementia/Alzheimer’s can still lead quality lives.

Experts to Dentists: Spend More Time Caring for Seniors

As older population grows, experts are concerned with their oral care health.

Alcohol Effects Older Drivers More

Drinking and driving is never a good idea. However, a study from the University of Florida suggests that the effect of drinking one alcoholic beverage on driving may be more profound for older adults.

How to Gain Weight

For some, gaining weight may be a challenge.

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Ears

Many things change as we age; the human body was not designed to last forever, and we are all well aware that the better we take care of our body now the more miles we will get out of it down the road.


Live Alone & Thrive

Gwenn Voelckers asks and answers ‘‘Would you like to feel better about living alone?"


Anne Palumbo is ponders "Why Shrimp Are a Nutritious Catch"

Savvy Senior

Jim Miller looks discusses "How to Get Help with Medicare Decisions"