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New York State Exposed: Why is it so hard to find a doctor?

The Rochester area is blessed with some of the finest medical professionals in the country, but some have gone to different states because of the many challenges in running a medical practice in New York.

There are now thousands of people in our area looking for a doctor, because for the first time, they have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. While the health care system in Rochester started preparing for the influx of new patients even before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, there are problems in New York State that sets New York aside from all other states in the country. And it is causing lots of frustration.

Diane Eccleston is so happy to finally be able to sit down with a cup of coffee and fill out the paperwork to get her husband and son a new doctor.

Love UR heart

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control says about 600-thousand Americans die of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for both men and woman. Health experts say prevention is the key. However, if you've been diagnosed with heart disease, it doesn't have to be a death sentence.

UR Medicine and News10NBC are teaming up to help you improve your heart health. Doctors and nurses are standing by the phone to answer your questions and help you get started on the road to a healthier heart. One of the best ways to get your heart healthier is exercise.

10th Annual Cycle For Hope to benefit Camp Good Days and

The Tenth Annual Cycle for Hope, a spinning event to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times and Golisano Children’s Hospital at URMC, will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM at a number of Fitness Clubs and Gyms throughout Rochester.  Cycle for Hope is a six-hour spinning marathon and a unique opportunity for everyone to enjoy, from the avid cyclist to the beginner. 

Participating clubs include:

·         LA Fitness Goodway, 21 Goodway Drive, Rochester

·         LA Fitness Marketplace, 100 Marketplace Drive, Henrietta

·         Eastside YMCA, 1835 Fairport Nine-Mile Point Road, Penfield

Penfield Sports and Fitness celebrates 35 years

It was 1978 when Penfield was first introduced to a new workout facility that had little more than eight racquetball courts and a few locker rooms.

Back then, it was called the Penfield Racquet Club, and owner and founder Alan Hanford remembers the way people misunderstood the concept.

"People kept asking, are you a tennis club?" he recalls. "People were always confused and 75 percent of our members were fitness people"

The club has since undergone changes to its facilities and name, which was changed to Penfield Sport and Fitness this year to better reflect its offerings that have shifted to meet the needs of an ever changing market.

A steady number of 2,700 members have remained loyal despite competition from other fitness centers like the Eastside YMCA, which prides itself on a strong family-centered brand.

Blood Drive at the Webster Aquatic Center

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at The Webster Aquatic Center, 875 Ridge Road, Webster, on Monday, November 25, 2:00-7:00 PM.

Adults are eligible to donate every 56 days.  Schedule an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation; walk-ins will also be welcome.

All presenting donors can enter a door prize to win a 25-visit punch pass for open swim at the WAC!

Epic Outreach Program coming to Webster

Representatives from the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC) are coming to AHEPA 67 Senior Apartments in Webster on Wednesday, August 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A New York State EPIC Regional Outreach Representative will be on site to help answer questions and enroll seniors who would like to join the program.

EPIC members must be enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan in order to receive benefits.  EPIC provides secondary prescription coverage for Medicare Part D and EPIC covered drugs after any deductible is met.  Additionally, EPIC also covers many Part D excluded medications.  EPIC co-payments are $3, $7, $15 and $20.  Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring proof of 2012 income (including Social Security income) and Medicare identification card.

Epic Outreach Program coming to Webster

Representatives from the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC) are coming to AHEPA 67 Senior Apartments in Webster on Wednesday, August 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A New York State EPIC Regional Outreach Representative will be on site to help answer questions and enroll seniors who would like to join the program.

EPIC members must be enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan in order to receive benefits.  EPIC provides secondary prescription coverage for Medicare Part D and EPIC covered drugs after any deductible is met.  Additionally, EPIC also covers many Part D excluded medications.  EPIC co-payments are $3, $7, $15 and $20.  Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring proof of 2012 income (including Social Security income) and Medicare identification card.