Gale Burstein

Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Begins Mid-August 

Rabies Vaccine Airdrop to Reduce Incidence of Rabies in Local Wildlife Population    ERIE COUNTY, NY— In collaboration with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the New York State Department of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“USDA/APHIS”) Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) i... »

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

ECDOH Recognizes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Children Most at Risk—Key is Knowledge & Prevention! ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) recognizes this week as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. ECDOH’s Division of Environmental Health is charged with educating residents about the dangers of lead, with the most common source being lead-based paint fo... »

Be an Angel – Erie County Needs You

Be an Angel. Erie County needs more “Angels” Last month, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Health Commissioner Gale R. Burstein, United States Attorney for the Western District of WNY William J. Hochul and police chiefs representing law enforcement agencies from across Western New York to unveil details of the Rapid Evaluation Appropriate Placement (“REAP”) Pr... »

People Undergoing Surgery Taking Opiates

More people undergoing surgery and taking opiates to treat back pain  More upstate New Yorkers with back pain are undergoing surgery and taking prescription medication such as opiate painkillers even though noninvasive treatments such as simple exercises and over-the-counter drugs usually work, according to a new Univera Healthcare report. “We need to change our thinking when it comes to back pain... »