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Not Your Grandmother’s Rehab

          By Annette Pinder For several years Centers Health Care, which includes Ellicott and Buffalo Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing, has been quietly rebuilding their facilities, staff, and reputation by introducing state-of-the-art programs and systems, especially in short-term rehabilitation. That effort is continuing this summer, when both Centers will make a ... »

Watching Life-Saving Stroke Procedures in Real Time at GVI

By Annette Pinder Recently, I watched two live stroke procedures performed by endovascular neurosurgeons at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). Yes live! And those attending experienced just two of the 10-20 life-saving procedures performed daily, and 7,000 performed yearly at GVI. Dr. Ken Snyder, endovascular neurosurgeon narrated the surgeries in real time as Drs. Elad Levy and Jason Davies performe... »

What Is Asarasi Water?

What is Asarasi Water? By Shannon Traphagen Asarasi Water is pure water sourced from living maple trees, and Asarasi’s Founder, Adam Lazar, is determined to help the planet, one drop at a time. A truly unique story, Adam visited a maple syrup open house for a fun activity with his daughter in the middle of a Vermont winter. As the farmer explained the production process, Adam watched him pour thou... »

Men’s Health

June celebrates National Men’s Health Month, as well as Father’s Day, so what better time to check on how the guys in our lives are doing? As for health, the Cleveland Clinic reports that only three in five men get an annual physical, and 40 percent see a doctor only when they think they have a serious medical condition or want to stop their loved ones from nagging them about getting a physical. S... »

High Blood Pressure?

Take Charge of Your Health! By Richard Vienne, D.O. Thousands of adults in our region are putting their health at risk by failing to do what they can to manage their high blood pressure. According to research by Univera Healthcare, more than 400,000 Western New York adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Amazingly, one third of them report not having made any changes to their diet or... »

Consume Phytonutrients for a Longer Life

By William M. Healy, MD Have you had your phytonutrients today? If you have consumed fruits, vegetables, greens, and other plant-based foods, then you have. “Phyto” comes from Greek, meaning “plant.” Plants can produce over 25,000 different chemicals known as phytochemicals, and many these have health benefits. For example, a carrot contains about 100 different phytochemicals. Phytonutrients are t... »

Extreme Heat Precautions

Be Prepared for this Weekend’s High Temperatures ERIE COUNTY, NY—This weekend’s forecast is for weather with both high temperatures and high humidity. Erie County Executive, Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale Bursteinremind residents, especially those most at risk, to take necessary precautions as extremely high temperatures can adversely affect your health. “The most important... »

Largest Donation to Mercy Hospital by Russell Salvatore

Esteemed Restaurateur and Philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore Makes Largest Single Donation Ever to Mercy Hospital Buffalo, NY. – June 27, 2018:  Russell Salvatore, local philanthropist and one of Western New York’s most renowned and admired restaurateurs, continued to spread his kindness and generosity throughout the local Buffalo community as he recently presented a $500,000 donation to the Merc... »

Meet a Healthy Hero – Dr. Lixin Zhang

Dr. Lixin Zhang has helped thousands of patients with dizziness, imbalance and tinnitus By Annette Pinder “Nobody should live with dizziness,” says Lixin Zhang, M.D., PhD, director of the Dizziness, Balance, and Tinnitus Center at DENT Neurologic Institute, one of the most comprehensive dizziness centers in the world. Born and raised in China, Dr. Zhang graduated from Weifang Medical College at th... »

Tips for a Healthier U

  Each Wednesday on Eyewitness News (Channel 7) at 5am, 5pm and 6pm, Univera Healthcare Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vienne shares health and wellness tips for A Healthier U. Topics include staying safe in the sun while reducing the risk for skin cancer, a telemedicine app to download before your next family vacation, health tips for parents of kids heading off to coll... »

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