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Don’t Risk Your Life – Colon Cancer

Get screened for colon cancer   Tens of thousands of adults in upstate New York are gambling with their health by choosing not to be screened for colon cancer, according to research findings reported by Univera Healthcare. Among those adults who are not screened, only one in four are reporting that a doctor or health professional has recommended that they be tested for colon cancer. Colon can... »

Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

By Krista Ehasz What does a healthy neighborhood look like to you? What does it feel like? Taste like? Smell like? These are the questions that lead conversations when Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative asks residents to envision what they want for Niagara Falls. The organization chose to include the word “healthier” in their name for a reason. There are already positive, healthy thing... »

Kids Get Arthritis Too!

By Joan G. Calkins, MD Juvenile arthritis (JA) describes many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions but can also describe pediatric rheumatic diseases that affect nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 16. JA targets the musculoskeletal system and muscles. Most types of JA share symptoms including pain, joint swelling, redness, and warmth. Some types affect the musculoskeletal syste... »

Growing List of Diseases Linked to Physical Activity

By Annette Pinder Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Beware, while evidence widely suggests that lack of exercise can cause a wide variety of diseases, lack of physical activity was never recognized as a risk factor for cancer — until now. According to Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS, Distinguished Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Comprehensive Canc... »

Worst February in Years for Flu!

Univera Healthcare Says This is the Worst February in Years for Cases of the Flu Univera Healthcare reviewed New York State statistics on confirmed cases of the flu for the past three flu seasons and found that once again, February looks to be when the flu begins to peak. February of this year produced nearly the same number of confirmed flu cases reported in all of last year and more than all of ... »

Thomas Madejski MD Elected President of MSSNY

Dr. Thomas J. Madejski, MD elected President of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) General Physician, P.C. is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Thomas J. Madejski as President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). His appointment will begin as of March 24, 2018 when the 212th House of Delegates meeting takes place in Buffalo. As the organization’s presi... »

Medical Marijuana: Your Questions Answered!

by Annette Pinder Medical marijuana has been used for more than 3,000 years to treat and manage pain, digestive issues, and psychological disorders. It is legal in 26 states and the District of Columbia. In Buffalo, DENT Neurologic Institute’s Cannabis Clinic is one of the largest and most comprehensive centers in New York State where patients can obtain certification for medical marijuana. All ph... »

Bariatric Patient Seminars

The Bariatric Surgery Department at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is increasing the frequency of its patient information seminars. The additional seminars will make it easier and more convenient for the public to get the facts about weight loss options. Three monthly seminars in the “Taking Control of Your Weight and Your Life” series will be offered beginning in March. They will be: The f... »

Get Zesty with this Healthy Ranch Dip Recipe

Trocaire College’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program empowers graduates to become entry-level nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered in a variety of settings. With an interest in healthy living, the program is designed to meet the community’s growing need for professionals trained in both nutrition and food service management. Nicole Klem, Program Director, offers this great healthy r... »

life-saving minimally invasive heart procedures

by Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD Some of the most common issues affecting people worldwide are aortic stenosis (narrowing or obstruction of the aortic valve), atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), and degenerative mitral regurgitation (connective tissue of the mitral valve causes lesions preventing normal heart function). Now, more than ever, minimally invasive technologies are saving and improvi... »

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