Brett Dahlberg

Brett is the health reporter and a producer at WXXI News. He has a master’s degree from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and before landing at WXXI, he was an intern at WNYC and with Ian Urbina of the New York Times. He also produced freelance reporting work focused on health and science in New York City.
Brett grew up in Bremerton, Washington, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

The University of Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute has received a $29 million federal grant to research ways to reduce cancer symptoms and side effects.

A new center for people with autism and their families has opened in Rochester.

The Golisano Autism Center is a “one-stop hub” for services and support for people with autism, said Ann Costello, director of the Golisano Foundation.

As the number of Americans over 65 years old has continued to climb, doctors have begun paying more attention to a particular side effect of stacking some medications: symptoms of dementia.

The University of Rochester Medical Center has built a new laboratory that updates some facilities that have been in use since before the Great Depression.

Staff at the New Roc nursing home on Portland Avenue said they have not had contracts for two years, and conditions in the facility have declined as its owners look for a buyer.