Saving laser research

It was only a few months ago that the University of Rochester’s Laser Lab was uncertain about its future. Now, it has joined eight other high-intensity laser facilities tasked with restoring the nation’s competitive edge in laser research.

Is single payer in New York the answer?

A tribal conflict over the fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has rekindled support for universal access and the single-payer model. The Rochester Beacon asked the St. Joseph Neighborhood Center’s Sr. Christine Wagner and former Excellus CEO David Klein to address this important topic.

The other opioid crisis

Rochester health care providers are hard at work averting another type of opioid crisis: a shortage of injectable opioids for home hospice and other outpatients who truly need them. How are they dealing with the challenge?

The Private Practice Squeeze

Faced with rising costs and declining payments, a growing number of doctors in private practice are quitting the fight. Remaining private practitioners increasingly are driven by economics to form or join large group practices.

RIP, Obamacare

We stand watch at Obamacare’s bedside today, filled with uncertainty about the timing of its demise and what will follow. This is likely to be a bad death, filled with misery and leaving behind discord.