Is the proposed new health law hazardous to your health? Ask questions and get educated

By Randy Hoak The new revised health care bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House last month, may be hazardous to our health. In an effort to educate people regarding the contents of the AHCA, the following information is helpful in understanding how the legislation would affect millions of people. Reduces Revenue for Medicare. Reducing Medicare’s revenue creates ... »

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

By Peter Gambacorta, DO. Arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that makes it possible for an orthopedic surgeon to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The orthopedic surgeon makes very small incisions in the skin and inserts a pencil-like camera with a light source into a joint. Prior to diagnosing a joint injury or disease, your physician will ask abou... »

Waking often to use the bathroom may signal health issues

  If frequent trips to the bathroom are keeping you from sleeping through the night, you may have a nocturia, which is a common cause of sleep loss, especially among older adults. “We’re not talking about waking up once during the night, every few nights,” said Richard Vienne, D.O., Univera Healthcare vice president and chief medical officer. “Adults suffering from nocturia may awaken with th... »

Protect Yourself from Ticks

Protect Yourself from Ticks Common Sense Prevention & Alert Observations are Recommended ERIE COUNTY, NY— After another mild Western New York winter, the number of ticks in Erie County may be increased compared to previous years. More ticks could lead to more people exposed to tick borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, which is widespread in Erie County. This year, Centers for Disease Control ... »

June Checklist for Summer Allergies and Asthma Concerns

By Alicia Schwartz, MSN-Ed, PCC, CCM, RN of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans As summer begins, irritants like pollen and smoke are more likely to cause asthma attacks. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, asthma is a chronic disease that affects about 8% of Americans, and is characterized by inflammation of the airways and difficulty breathing. Although many individuals out... »

Depression is Common but Treatable

By Annette Pinder Many of us have experienced an off day, where we feel sad. However, these feelings aren’t long-lasting, and pass within a day or two. For those suffering from depression, pain and sadness is a daily occurrence that often interferes with their lives. Depression is serious, but many who have it never seek treatment, which is unfortunate, because depression can be treated and can ge... »

Find Your Golden Buddah

Find Your Golden Buddah by Laurie Menzes, Esq.   What is more important—knowing how much money you will have left when you die? Or knowing that your life meant something when you look back? People come to me every day to discuss their money and how to best preserve their assets. Many lawyers and financial planners spend our careers focusing on the accumulation and preservation of people’... »

Bestself Behavioral Health in WNY

BESTSELF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IS OFFICIAL IN WNY Child & Adolescent Treatment Services and Lake Shore Behavioral Health are now BestSelf Behavioral Health (Buffalo, N.Y. – 6/1/2017) – – As of today, June 1, 2017, BestSelf Behavioral Health is the new standard in family-focused behavioral health in Western New York. Employing more than 525 people, the new organization is one of the lar... »

The Genius of the Jacobs Institute

by Shannon Traphagen A new TV show aired recently called Pure Genius, in which a Silicon Valley entrepreneur partnered with a progressive chief of staff to build a medical hospital. The show brought together engineers, surgeons, researchers, and start-up companies, working together and using 3-D printing and collaboration to treat rare diseases. Seemingly futuristic, the show is more of a reality ... »

A Heavenly Experience!

by Shannon Traphagen Imagine being transported to Polynesia in the time it takes to get to The Spa at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino or the Spa at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, and depending upon where you are coming from in Western New York, it won’t take very long. I visited Seneca Niagara for my Polynesian Spa experience. The palm-fringed coral reef and crystal clear water immediately tr... »

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