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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 of Health is working closely with local hospitals and community partners ... »

Univera Seeks Applicants for Summer Internships

Univera Healthcare and its corporate parent are seeking a total of about 90 college student interns for Summer 2019 positions at locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica. The 10-week paid internships are offered through the health insurer’s Diversity & Inclusion Summer College Internship Program, and run from June to August 2019. Find details online at »

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 bill. The BOLD Act had previously passed the Senate by voice vote on December 12th. It now... »

Smoking Cessation Classes

Windsong to Hold Smoking Cessation Classes January 2019 Windsong Radiology has made an effort to assist its patients with smoking cessation and will once again offer a smoking cessation program this coming January. Silvia Melton, RN, BS, CCM, a trained facilitator will provide attendees with information on the benefits of quitting, planning a quit date and attempt, strategies for quitting, overcom... »

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 diseases, and also more likely to die 12 years earlier than Caucasians who live outside of these areas. These findings were fir... »

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 efforts they provide on a daily basis. These EMS crews were chosen for their heroic actions... »

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 funding to begin a new team science research study at Roswell Park. Each... »

Lockport Native Becomes New President of the Network in Aging

Angela Blackley has been approved as the new incoming 2019-2021 President for the Network in Aging of WNY. The Network is celebrating 38 years as the premiere, non-profit networking group for professionals involved in the field of aging serving the eight WNY counties. In her new role, Blackley will be responsible to oversee the day to day operations of the network and its eight working committees.... »

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 Medical Director of Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2016. A graduate of the Univ... »

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 eight local clinics. “The top notch, comprehensive care provided throug... »

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