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Medicare Advantage Tips

BlueCross BlueShield Offers Medicare Advantage Tips and Support as Deadline Nears Only seven days remain in the Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period, but it’s not too late for eligible consumers to gain information and enroll in a plan before the December 7 deadline. With the deadline approaching, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is offering a number of resources to help the region’... »

New Advances and Treatments for Cancer

 New Advances and Treatments for Cancer Are Focus of UB Mini Med School Researchers and clinicians from Roswell Park and UB to share the latest findings BUFFALO, N.Y. — The UB Mini Med School, a public service, community education program of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will present a series in December on “Cancerous Diseases: Introduction, Ad... »

Tennessee Man’s Sight Restored With Eyes on America

                              Roberson was in danger of losing both of his jobs with poor sight and now has full vision. The Eyes On America Foundation since 2009 has donated over 250 cataract surgeries for the uninsured, veterans, refugees and underinsured with its Mission Cataract Day programs. »

UroLift® – A New Treatment Option for Enlarged Prostate

By Annette Pinder Nearly four out of five men in their 60s are living with BPH, otherwise known as an enlarged prostate. Although BPH is benign and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life. According to local urologists, Drs. John Griswold and Michael Hanzly, “As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing many bothersome urinary symptoms... »

Saving Lives at NFMMC

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) is Saving Lives! Cardiac cath lab team performs 400 procedures, saves 29 lives in first six months of operation The clinical team at the new cardiac catheterization laboratory at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center performed 400 procedures – including emergent procedures that saved 29 patients’ lives – during its first six months of operation. Most o... »

Stress Less this Holiday Season

STRESS LESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Tips from BlueCross BlueShield Health and Wellness Experts Provide Simple Tips to Stay Healthy and Energized Buffalo, NY- The holiday season is officially upon us. Most people feel a sense of joy and anticipation towards the approaching holidays. But if the holiday hustle and bustle brings you added stress—you’re not alone. A staggering 62% of individuals experience... »

Wine and Chocolate Festival

Wine and Chocolate Festival returns to benefit Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association The Summit Federal Credit Union will sponsor the 2nd Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival on Saturday, January 27th, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The festival features numerous regional wine and chocolate vendors, as well as other local businesses. Two sessions of the festival will be of... »

ECMC Receives Grant for Trauma/ER from Wendt Foundation

ECMC Receives Grant for Trauma Center/Emergency Department Project from The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation provides $250,000 grant supporting ECMC’s planned Trauma Center/Emergency Department modernization effort BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced its receipt of a generous $250,000 grant for the hospital’s future Trauma Ce... »

Vaccines Essential for Public Health

 Immunizations Halt Spread of Deadly Infectious Diseases ERIE COUNTY, NY— Vaccination is one of the most important foundations of public. For those individuals most vulnerable to illness and complications–infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems—it may truly be a matter of life and death. “There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind tha... »

High Blood Pressure Redefined for the First Time in 14 Years

High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade. The guidelines are being published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for detection, prevention, management an... »

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