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Breastfeeding Benefits

  Breastfeeding has benefits for both infants and mothers, both in the short-term and the long-term alike, according to Ohio University’s Ilana Chertok, who added that the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for babies up to six months of age and continued breastfeeding (along with appropriate complimentary meals) for up to two years or beyond. Exclusive breastfeeding... »

Concussion Management Forum

Western New York Public Health Alliance and the New York State Public Health Association Symposium: Concussion Management Forum On Thursday July 12th, the Western New York Public Health Alliance and the New York State Public Health Association collaborated to host the first Symposium in a series of Symposiums on brain health with the topic of Concussion Management. This free Symposium was held at ... »

Corneal Cross-Linking at Atwal Eyecare

Atwal Eyecare only Area Eye Practice in WNY to offer Corneal Cross-Linking  Atwal Eye Care announced that it is now offering the first and only Corneal Cross-Linking treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for progressive keratoconus, a progressive and sight-threatening eye condition that affects more than 160,000 Americans. Corneal cross-linking is used to stiffen cornea... »

Heart-to-Heart: Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

Catholic Health Program: Heart-to-Heart: Preventing and Treating Heart Disease It’s estimated that over 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Coronary artery disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, and congenital heart disease are all common forms of heart disease. Do you know if you are at risk, and what you can do to take charge of your heart health?           ... »

Pharmacy Launches Companion Care

Locally-owned Pharmacy of 60 years launches Companion Care services for older adults It is not always easy navigating through challenges as we age or our loved ones age. As baby boomers have been getting older there has been a greater need for home care services. Which is exactly why Buffalo Pharmacies Vice President of Operations Trent Voelkl opened, Happier at Home right here in Buffalo, New Yor... »

Recognize and Avoid Youth Sports Injuries

Children benefit in many ways from their involvement in youth sports. Being part of a team fosters feelings of belonging, inspires collaborative play and strategy, and is typically an excellent form of exercise. “Still, despite the benefits, there is reason for concern about the injury risk their children face on the playing fields,” says local orthopedic surgeon, Peter Gambacorta, DO. A Safe Kids... »

CBD: From Skin Conditions to Parkinson’s

From Skin Conditions to Parkinson’s Disease: How a New Therapy (CBD) is Helping Patients Research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound extracted from the hemp plant, could help manage everything from anxiety to psoriasis to Parkinson’s disease. With a better understanding of its potential medical benefits, experts say that millions of lives could be improved. And while the use of CBD to pro... »

50 Years Later, RhoGAM and Kedplasma Still Protecting Moms and Newborns

50 Years Later – RhoGAM Kedplasma (NewsUSA) Every pregnant woman in the world should know about Marianne Cummins. Over 50 years ago, Cummins was expecting her third child when she became the first person to receive an injection of a new medicine called RhoGAM, developed to help prevent a condition that resulted in the deaths of about 10,000 newborns in the U.S. annually, and brain damage in ... »

BlueCross BlueShield Blue Fund

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Announces Blue Fund —Grant Giving Will Focus on Health, Children and Education for Clinicians — Buffalo, NY —BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced the creation of the Blue Fund, a new health-focused grants program. The Blue Fund will award major grants in Western New York, totaling approximately $1 million to $3 million annual... »

Reddy Bikeshare to Celebrate Two Years in the City of Buffalo

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health will honor the bikeshare program’s second full year in the City of Buffalo with a week long celebration at various community events. Free annual memberships and free sunglasses, sponsored by Reddy and Independent Health, will be available for the public while supplies last. Memberships can be redeemed by signing up with a Reddy Bikeshare representative at the... »

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