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Univera Looks for Owners of Unclaimed Funds

Univera Healthcare Looking for Owners of “Unclaimed Funds” More than 10,400 individuals and companies in New York state have forgotten more than $2.1 million in checks issued by Univera Healthcare and its parent company. This isn’t money left in their pockets, but is in the form of unclaimed checks issued in 2014 to members and providers. A complete list of names of people and companie... »

Maria M. Love grant will help Kidney Foundation of WNY serve patients

The Kidney Foundation of Western New York is better able to meet the needs of local patients, thanks to a grant from the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund. The $10,000 grant, awarded in April, will be used to provide medical identification jewelry, nutritional supplements and transportation assistance to kidney disease patients with a demonstrated financial need. “Kidney disease brings so many chall... »

Memorial Medical Center to hold job fair for nurses

If you’re a registered professional nurse or soon-to-be nursing school graduate, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center wants to talk to you.   The medical center will hold a nursing job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in its Tenth Street Café, 621 10th St. Representatives from Memorial’s inpatient and outpatient services will be on hand to interview job candidates, discuss the adva... »

Niagara County Public Health Director Advises of Flooding Health Risks and Prevention

Because of recent rainstorms, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton advises communities of steps they can take to prevent health risks associated with home flooding.  Flooded homes and basements can present a number of health risks if not addressed adequately.  Problems associated with home flooding include bacterial and viral contamination from sewage backup and mold growth fr... »

Finding the Spark that Connects Us All

Our Cover Model – Amy Pinder by Shannon Traphagen A Buffalo native, Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, is co-founder, owner, and executive director of Inclusion Festival. She is also a yogi, hula hooper, arts enthusiast, and speech-language pathologist at Celebrate the Children in New Jersey with over ten years of experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences. Acutely aware t... »

Hospice of Buffalo National Healthcare Decisions Day–April 16th

Hospice Buffalo, along with 1000 other national, state and community organizations, is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) April 16. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. Advance ... »

Fashion show to celebrate patients’ transformation

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate the life-changing transformation of individuals who have undergone metabolic weight loss surgery by hosting a fashion show on Tuesday, May 1 at Antonio’s Banquet & Conference Center.   The event will begin at 6 p.m. and highlight participants of Memorial’s minimally invasive bariatric weight loss surgery program.  Each featured model has los... »

Veggie Vans – UB study

Do Veggie Vans change the way people eat? New UB study aims to find out National Cancer Institute is funding $3.1 million study to measure the effectiveness of mobile produce markets BUFFALO, N.Y. — Communities across the United States are turning to mobile produce markets as a way to bring fresh, healthy food choices to underserved neighborhoods. But, are these veggie vans actually changing the w... »

Writing Your Own Final Chapter

It’s about writing your own final chapter National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, is a day to encourage everyone ages 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. “Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive, as well as ... »

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Expands its Opportunity to Impact Caregivers

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) today announced a partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) along with a $2 million grant to each organization to endow a new staff position focused on developing and funding programs and initiatives that support caregivers for older adults. The need for resour... »

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