FDA Approves New Obesity Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new weight-loss drug in September marks the third time the agency has given its blessing to a new diet medication since 2012.

Marijuana tops list of illicit substances used by Americans

Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug, U.S. health officials reported in September.

Do You Really Need an Annual Physical?

You’re relatively young, healthy and take no maintenance drugs. Do you really need an annual physical? Long considered standard for conscientious health care, an annual physical may be unnecessary for generally healthy people.

Meet Your Doctor: Maria Dombovy

Neurologist talks about the merger between Unity and Rochester General and the one thing you can do for your brain that will help prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even stroke.

Life with Celiac Disease

A mom writes about the challenges her daughter and family have to face because of celiac disease.

A health ‘massacre’ in Rochester leads one local historian down a curious path

Teresa Lehr discusses a period when Rochester community and medical leaders implemented a public health project to remove children’s tonsils in an attempt to make every child in Rochester “healthier and happier.”

Healthy lifestyles are the focal point for adults with developmental disabilities

Individuals with developmental disabilities are experiencing longer and healthier lifespans than ever before. Although there are higher risks of developing chronic health conditions that can be related to the disabilities, health promotion and disease prevention are now at the forefront of comprehensive care, and it shows.

  Women's Issues  

When Your Spouse Has ADHD

Rearing children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can strain marital relationships; however, when one of the spouses has ADHD, the marriage may also suffer. Some studies claim that the divorce rate among couples with one or both partners with ADHD is as high as 60 percent.

C-section: Sutures or Staples?

Settling a long-time debate, researchers show that sewing up a C-section incision with sutures leads to fewer complications than using surgical staples.

Pumping at Work

Moms talk about the importance of breastfeeding after maternity leave and how they juggle work, breastfeeding.

Is the HPV Vaccine Necessary?

As the school year starts in full swing many parents wonder if their child should receive the HPV vaccine, which is recommended for girls aged 11-26 and boys 11-21.

Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk in Post-Menopausal Women

Need another reason to exercise? A recent study seems to indicate that regular physical exercise by post-menopausal women decreases their risk of breast cancer.

Are the Effects of Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Post Partum Pain Slowing You Down?

Pregnancy, labor and delivery and post-partum pain can cause functional limitations and wreak havoc on your body. A physical therapist (PT) trained specifically to treat women in this special phase of life is extremely valuable in helping you get through the transitions your body makes while pregnant and while recovering.

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Live Alone & Thrive

Gwenn Voelckers discusses ‘‘Making New Friends: It’s Never Too Late "

SmartBites

Anne Palumbo says, "Little Olives Deliver a Big Nutritious Punch"

Savvy Senior

Jim Miller looks discusses "Wandering Solutions for Alzheimer’s Caregivers"