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New Treatments for Heart Failure

By Theresa Giambra, R.N. In the U.S., heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalizations for people over 65 (5.6 million), and responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined. More than 600,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. yearly, and 26 million people are affected worldwide. Heart failure, sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pu... »

Thousands of upstate New Yorker’s Risk Blindness

Thousands of upstate New Yorkers with diabetes risk blindness by skipping eye exams Univera funds an effort to raise screening rates in Upstate’s lowest performing county Thirty-nine percent of Univera Healthcare commercial members living with diabetes are at risk for eye disease and even blindness because they aren’t getting their recommended annual diabetic retinal exams, according to a review o... »

Meet GVI’s 1000th TAVR Recipient

Meet GVI’s 1000thTAVR Recipient Santi Corbelli is 87-years old and doing better than ever By Annette Pinder Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart valve site. The 1000thpatient is 87-year-old war veteran Santi Cor... »

Finger Tips: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: My hands fall asleep at night, do yours? by Kevin W. Lanighan, M.D. People in midlife or older may experience numbness in their fingers occasionally, or only at night. You may wonder, “Is this because I am getting older? Is it normal? Could I be sleeping on my hands funny? Maybe it’s because I type on a keyboard all day. Could it be from my neck? Someone told me it is proba... »

Could you have TMJ?

by Jeffrey I. Goldberg DDS PLLC TMJ is typically used to describe pain or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, where the lower jaw connects to the skull directly in front of the ear and affects twice as many women as men. TMJ disorders can include a range of problems affecting that area, and you may hear people use TMJ to describe headaches, dental problems, as well as neck pain. It is help... »

Families Stay Fit During Fearless February

FAMILIES TO STAY FIT, HAVE FUN DURING FEARLESS FEBRUARY BlueCross BlueShield Presents a Series of Free, Family-Friendly Events during Winter Break Buffalo, N.Y.— BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is presenting Fearless February, a series of free, healthy activities for families to enjoy during Winter Break from Feb. 16 through Feb. 24. Fearless February kicks off on Feb. 16 with Winter Blas... »