Niagara County Health Survey

Niagara County is conducting a collaborative Community Health Assessment (CHA) to understand the health needs and concerns of our communities. “We are aiming to discover how to best serve our citizens and improve the health of Niagara County,” Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton explained.   The Niagara County Department

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Critical Alzheimer’s Research Bill

Congressman Higgins Announces House Passage of Critical Alzheimer’s Research Bill Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of S.2076, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, in the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 361-3. Higgins is a Cosponsor of the House version of the

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Igniting Action: Eliminating Health Care Disparities

By Peter J. Ciotta Did you know that African Americans who live in five ZIP codes on Buffalo’s East Side (14204, 14206, 14211, 14212, and 14215) experience many of the worst health outcomes in Erie County? They are more likely to have serious chronic and often preventable

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Mercy Hospital Honors EMS “Superheroes” at Awards Dinner

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo recently honored 26 local emergency medical services (EMS) providers, many of them who volunteer as paramedics in their communities, at its 1st Annual EMS Awards Dinner. Over 100 people gathered for the event to recognize these first responders and “superheroes” for the life-saving

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Buffalo Business Community Raises Half-Million Dollars for Team Science Project at Roswell Park

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center today marked the completion of its inaugural Herd of Hope campaign with the announcement of the winner of a $500,000 research grant. This first-of-its-kind “team science” research award was made possible through sponsorship’s from Western New York businesses and is providing seed

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Dr. Edward Cosgrove Named Medical Director of Emergency Department

Edward Cosgrove, MD, has been named Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He is a member physician of TEAMHealth, Northeast Division, which services the hospital. Dr. Cosgrove, who has over 20 years of experience in emergency medicine, previously served as the Assistant

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Congressman Higgins Announces Over $6.9 Million for WNY Health Care Centers

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding totaling $6,939,646 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York. The Community Health Center of Buffalo and Neighborhood Health Center will each receive over $3 million through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toward services provided at

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BlueCross BlueShield Employees Build on Legacy of Giving Back

WHAT: Employees at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York are making the season brighter for children, families and Veterans in the community. Employees led and funded efforts to support 15 Western New York charities and organizations this holiday season. Efforts included collecting food and gifts for adopt-a-family

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