A report released Tuesday offers data about the Rochester region’s health.

The Community Health Indicator Report found that in the 13 counties around the region, smoking is higher than the national average, as is obesity.

The report also found that about two-thirds of people in the region who have high blood pressure have the condition under control. Around 74 percent of people with diabetes are managing their condition as well, the research found.

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The American Council of the Blind, an advocacy group for the rights of visually impaired and blind people, elected new leadership at the organization’s 58th Annual Conference and Convention in Rochester.

Around 1,200 people attended, along with roughly 300 guide dogs at the Riverside Convention Center for the week-long event, which wrapped up Friday.

Diabetic Students Can Self-Care At School

Aug 19, 2015

Students with diabetes used to have to leave their classrooms when their blood glucose levels got too high or low. A change in state rules this fall will allow self-care.

Connections: Healthy Friday - Diabetes

May 15, 2015

In this hour, we’re talking about a condition that affects nearly 10 percent of the population, and by 2050 as many as one in three American adults will have it. One out of every four Americans 65 and older already has it. It’s diabetes. We talk with Joseph Stankaitis, Chief Medical Officer for the Monroe Plan. and Travis Heider, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association in Rochester.

One of Rochester's first medical home projects claims participating patients have dramatically improved their health in the first two years of the program.

The Rochester Medical Home Initiative's goal is to reduce emergency room visits and readmission rates by helping patients monitor and treat their chronic illnesses from home.

Increasing Awareness Saves Lives

Feb 3, 2012

February 3rd is National Wear Red Day.

It's designed to promotes heart disease awareness and according to health officials at Highland Hospital, 1 in 5 people do not have their hearts checked every year by a physician as advised.

Dr. Chad Teeters is the Chief of Cardiology at Highland Hospital.

"The goal now is to try to prevent heart disease from ever occurring, not just keeping people from dying from it."