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A modest increase in upstate New York’s generic fill rate can bring major health care cost savings

Annual health care spending in upstate New York can be reduced by $500 million to $1 billion by increasing the percentage of all drug prescriptions that are filled with a generic by just a few points, according to a new fact sheet issued by Univera Healthcare. “Last year in upstate New York, 72.1 percent of prescriptions were filled with a generic,” said Joel Owerbach, Pharm.D., vice president and... »

Compeer of Greater Buffalo Wins National Award

2012 Lilly Reintegration Award for Social Support will be given to honored Compeer senior services program on April 16 in Chicago BUFFALO, N.Y., March 26, 2012-Compeer for Seniors, an older adult service of Compeer Greater Buffalo, is the winner of the 2012 Lilly Reintegration Award for Social Support, given this year in partnership with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Th... »

Autism Costs Soar To $137 Billion

The following article appeared in Disability Scoop By MICHELLE DIAMENT March 30, 2012 Autism is costing society $137 billion annually, according to new estimatesthat suggest a three-fold increase in less than a decade. The figure comes from preliminary findings of a new analysis of theeconomic impact of autism. The results of the Autism Speaks-fundedstudy are expected to be presented Saturday... »

New CDC Report On Autism: Prevalence of Autism Much Higher Than Previously Thought

CDC estimates 1 in 88 children in United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder CDC data help communities better serve these children The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released today that looked at 2008 data from 14 co... »

Why Are Cars Crashing Into Buildings?

By Annette Pinder It keeps happening and nobody seems to know why. Since last August there have been more than 20 accidents involving cars crashing into buildings in the Buffalo area. Cars have plowed into an apartment building, a deli, a senior care facility, a restaurant, a dollar store and a Wendy’s. In October two college students died in a high-speed crash into a local market. There’s even a ... »

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Cancer in Disguise

by Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM What’s the big concern about diabetic foot ulcers? Here’s an alarming statistic – your risk of dying within five years of developing a diabetic foot ulcer is five times greater than that of prostate cancer and twice more than breast cancer. Currently, there are more than 25 million diabetics in our country, with this number projected to double by 2025. Between 15-... »

Outcomes for Blood and Marrow Transplant at Roswell

Roswell Park’s Outcomes for Blood and Marrow Transplant Among the Nation’s HighestData reported by international research organization place RPCI among top 9 percent of BMT centers in U.S. BUFFALO, NY — Outcomes for patients treated through the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) are among the highest in the nation. For the second consecu... »

The Benefits of Alternative Therapy for Mental Health

  One Buffalo Facility Is Leading the Way by Annette Pinder Our bodies respond to how we think, feel and act. Called, “The Mind/Body Connection,” being stressed, anxious or upset affect us mentally and physically. For example, a headache or stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event. In 1992 the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), at the N... »

SUNY Buffalo Study: Constant Stress Linked to Memory Loss

STUDY BY SUNY BUFFALO RESEARCHERS REVEALS WHY CHRONIC STRESS IMPAIRS MEMORY AND MAY TRIGGER MENTAL ILLNESS hronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there’s proof at the molecular level, according to findings published in Neuron by University at Buffalo researchers. “We have identified a causal link between molecules and behavior... »

Groundbreaking Heart Procedure Makes Buffalo General Medical Center #1

by Annette Pinder Something that never happened before in Western New York took place in January. Janice Savey of Olean and Robert Cecchini of Tonawanda, who suffered from severe untreatable aortic stenosis, underwent a new type of surgery, and they believe the outcome is nothing short of a miracle. That’s because a new ground-breaking procedure called transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR)... »

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