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A call for action to promote lung health

By Shannon Traphagen Data from a 2016 behavioral risk factor surveillance survey along with the 2017 report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s National Program of Cancer Registries shows that in Erie County, more than 39,000 people were diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) last year. Over 17,000 children were diagnosed with pediatric asthma, and more than 540 people... »

Fit4D and WellCare Partner to Deliver Diabetes Management Solution to Members in New York

Fit4D, a leading tech-enabled diabetes management company based in New York City, and WellCare of New York, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today a partnership to deliver Fit4D’s personalized coaching program to WellCare members living with Type 2 diabetes in the state of New York. Today, more than 2 million New Yorkers are living with Type 2 diabetes—a condition... »

WellCare Honors New York Community Heroes in Hudson, Capital District, Central and Western Counties

WellCare of New York, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, recently honored six individuals for their commitment and dedication to supporting the needs of their communities. The 2018 WellCare Community Heroes awards are based on nominations received from Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Ulster, Dutchess, Erie and Niagara counties. WellCare’s Community Connections sponsor the Communit... »

A Home for Dad at Terrace View

Terrace View Has Exceeded Our Expectations By Sheila Bernard Like many in our generation I am the ultimate caretaker. I cared for my mom until she succumbed to Alzheimer’s at 97. I care for my very young grandchildren, and my home resembles a bustling daycare center! For my husband Rich and I there is nothing more important than family. Then there’s my father-in-law. Dad was living in independent ... »

Independent Health and Brook Expand Patient-Driven Partnership

Independent Health and Brook expand patient-driven partnership Brook Health Companion offers news capabilities to help all Independent Health members take charge of their health BUFFALO, N.Y., November 14, 2018– Independent Health and Brook, a leading digital health platform for chronic disease management, have made it easier for Independent Health members to self-manage their care and make the be... »

Get Out and Move: Tai Chi

By Annette Pinder               This summer I watched a group of people perform tai chi at the Elmwood art festival. Completely synchronized with one another, they were engaged in a slow and gentle silent dance. Often referred to as a “meditation in motion,” I had heard that tai chi was good for you and decided to find out why. I enrolled in a beginner class at t... »