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Local consumer engagement in health care linked to understanding of health care reform efforts

Studies show more engagement in personal health care on the part of Western New Yorkers and underline need for collective responsibility to drive health care reform BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 10, 2011) –  Western New York consumers appear well-prepared to continue their role in the national health care reform effort by taking charge of their personal health, based on two recent studies. The... »

New Cancer Treatment Comes to Buffalo

by Annette Pinder When I walked through the doors of CCS Oncology for a press conference announcing a new $5 million tumor targeting system – one of only ten in the United States, I had no idea what to expect. When I left I felt like I understood why people today may live longer. As I received the grand tour to learn about the new and most advanced tumor targeting system available today, I had the... »

Univera Healthcare Report on the Cost of Medical Malpractice Coverage in New York State

Medical malpractice premiums for physicians in different regions of the state can vary as much as five times the amount paid between regions and the difference can exceed $100,000 for some specialties, according to ananalysis issued today by Univera Healthcare. “Medical malpractice rates for upstate New York physicians are considerably less than those in downstate regions and are similar to the am... »

Breast Cancer Facts and Mammography Screening

Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death (behind lung cancer) among American women, claimed the lives of more than 14,000 New York state women from 2003 through 2007, and a total of 70,000 new cases were diagnosed statewide from 2002 through 2006, according to a new report released by Univera Healthcare. To view the complete fact sheet, go towww.univerahealthcare.com/factsheets. »

UM School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research Finds Rate of Celiac Disease is Growing

UM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CENTER FOR CELIAC RESEARCH FINDS RATE OF CELIAC DISEASE IS GROWING Working to solve the puzzle of when people develop celiac disease has led researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research to some surprising findings. Read more here. »

15,000 Older Upstate Adults Injured Due to Falls

UNIVERA REPORTS CLOSE TO 15,000 OLDER UPSTATE NY ADULTS INJURED AND HOSPITALIZED DUE TO FALLS Each year, 15,000 older adults in upstate New York are hospitalized as a result of injuries due to falls, according to a new Univera Healthcare report. The falls, which often occur in the home and are preventable, can trigger a chain of events, including long-term rehabilitation, nursing home care and eve... »

Nearly 2 million NYS Adults are Caregivers

UNIVERA REPORT Reveals Nearly 2 million NYS Adults are Caregivers and devote an average of 13 hours of care per week at an estimated annual economic value of about $20 billion. Nearly 2 million New York state adults provide informal care to family members, neighbors or friends who need assistance with everyday or health-related activities due to chronic physical or mental impairments. These caregi... »

Seniors Risk Falling With More Medications

The More Medications Seniors Take, the Greater Their Risk of Falling. Seniors can take precautions to avoid the risk of falling, such as asking their health care provider to review their medications. A major risk factor for falls among older adults may be lurking in their medicine cabinets. Taking four or more medications, or taking a prescription with side effects that include dizziness and drows... »

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