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Building a Healthy Buffalo: A Community Panel and Open Dialogue

Save the Date! Saturday August 19, 9-11 AM at Hotel Henry New York State’s highest rate of cardiovascular disease is found in Erie County, and three out of five of the county’s residents will develop a chronic illness, such as diabetes or cancer, in their lifetime. While these numbers are discouraging, it is possible to move toward the goal of a healthier region by supporting walkable ... »

Trocaire College Launches Brewing, Distilling, and Fermentation Science Program

Trocaire College is pleased to announce its new Brewing, Distilling and Fermentation Science program, officially launching its first course on Sept. 20 under the Workforce Development arm of the college. The five-course program provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to enter into the ever-expanding and exciting industry of brewing, microbrewing, and distilling, with courses running ... »

Wheatfield Commons DePaul Now Hiring

Wheatfield Commons, A DePaul Senior Living Community is Hiring! Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda, is holding a Job Fair from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15 and August 16! Positions available include LPNs, resident care assistants, medication technicians, cooks and more! Interviews will be held at the Wheatfield Commons sales office located... »

ECMC Dentistry Receives HRSA Grant

Erie County Medical Center Department of Dentistry Awarded U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HRSA Grant Five-year $763,626 Career Development Grant Allocated to Train Doctoral Dental Students to Treat Special Needs Patients; will help eliminate oral health disparities among the medically underserved special needs population in Western New York   BUFFALO, NEW YORK—ECMC Corporation today ... »

Are your kids’ vaccinations are up to date?

Make sure your kids’ vaccinations are up-to-date! If you have school age children, your summer home work is to check to see that their immunizations are current. If the medical file you keep on them at home isn’t complete, call their pediatrician to see if any immunizations are needed before the first day of school. “It’s important for adults to keep up with their family’s immuni... »

Roswell Park Best Hospital for Cancer

Roswell Park Named a U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ For Cancer – Ranking 33 out of nearly 900 hospitals based on outcomes, patient safety, capabilities, reputation BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a 2017–18 Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. The Buffalo, N.Y., comprehensive cancer center was ranked by the news outlet as 33rd among nearly 900 canc... »

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... »

Why Clinical Trials, Politics, and Seeing Someone Else’s Point of View

Clinical trials are important. People who participate in them help us find new cures treatments, and explanations for various behaviors. One recent clinical study conducted by University of California psychologist Dr. Jonas Kaplan, captured my attention. It turns out that there is actually a scientific reason why people are stubborn about their political beliefs. Kaplan and his colleagues studied ... »

Making Mistakes

Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth—Richelle E. Goodrich I don’t know about you, but I hate making mistakes – not mistakes like a typo, or burning something I’ve baked. (In my life, that’s pretty much a daily occurrence!) The mistakes that are really hard are ... »

Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, and an important topic. The latest rage on Netflix is 13 Reasons Why. It’s about Hannah Baker, who takes her life after a series of hurtful incidents, brought on by individuals at school. It’s about bullying, hurtful rumors, and ways people hurt one another. It isn’t biographical, but it could be. After all, Hannah’s tragedy is all too common. After one mom watched it w... »

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