Health

Best Treatment For Cancer fatigue? Exercise

Mar 5, 2017
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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Amy Schnitzler loves running. She would often try to run five miles a day, but that was before the Henrietta woman was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2016.  Amy, who is 27, learned in November that the cancer had spread to her lungs. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Republican chairman of a powerful state House committee says he'll cut off any members who ask questions related to the Affordable Care Act in budget hearings. The incident unfolded in a relatively standard budget hearing earlier this week. 

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New York’s health care system is bracing for big changes to the Affordable Care Act. No one knows for certain how it will be altered, but it will almost certainly cost the state a significant amount of money.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- At times, this winter has felt more like spring. Warmer conditions raise concerns that more mosquitoes will raise the risk of West Nile, but state officials say it's far too early to tell. Temperatures that sometimes have reached into the 60s or 70s have made winter great for those who prefer a sweatshirt to a full coat. 

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Getting access to treatment for addiction can be hard. The advocacy group Truth PHARM recently surveyed people in the region who’ve dealt with opioid addiction and then struggled to find help. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - As congressional Republicans talk about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Democratic Governor Tom Wolf's administration is trying to emphasize what Pennsylvania stands to lose.  

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - A new study published Monday evaluated the relationship between state same-sex marriage policies and suicide attempts in youth identifying as a sexual minority.

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Computer users get daily warnings about the vulnerability of their personal data or their own identities if their device is not secure. But for those who use a medical device such as an insulin pump, hacking threats could be a matter of life and death. 

Religious Leaders Support Aid In Dying Legislation

Feb 15, 2017
Mike Groll

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Religious leaders gathered in Albany to show their support for aid in dying legislation. The event was part of a larger campaign advocating for terminally ill patients to have the right to ask for medical assistance to die. 

Homelessness Dips Slightly In Central New York

Feb 13, 2017
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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Results from an annual survey show little change in the number of people who are homeless in central New York. The Point In Time study records in a single day how many people are utilizing emergency and transitional shelters and those who are sleeping out on the streets. 

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