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Racing to the Rescue: 5K Run Sea Lion Rescue Run

The Aquarium of Niagara is looking for runners and walkers to participate in its fourth annual Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K. The Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K supports the care of the aquarium’s ten rescued sea lions and seals, which have been deemed non-releasable-unable to survive in the wild. The family-friendly 5K will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 on a certified course at the picturesque Whirlpool ... »

BlueCross BlueShield Free Fitness

BlueCross BlueShield Offers Largest Variety of Free Fitness Yet Fitness at Canalside, Presented by BlueCross BlueShield Expands to 33 Classes Buffalo, N.Y. – BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is expanding Fitness at Canalside this summer to offer more than 30 free fitness classes, the largest series since the program launched in 2015. Drawing thousands of individuals from across Western New... »

Can CBD help treat depression?

A recent article in Medical News Today by Jon Johnson reviewed by Alan Carter, PharmD, discusses the potential for cannabidiol (CBD) to treat depression. As CBD continues to gain in popularity, Johnson says research into its potential benefits for treating depression look promising. CBD is one of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids, found in the plant Cannabis sativa, similar to tetrahydrocanna... »

Early Detection of Lung Cancer Saves Lives–But Not Enough are Being Saved

By Annette Pinder The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that anyone between the ages of 55 and 80 years who who has a 30 pack-year smoking history, currently smokes, or has quit within the past 15 years be screened annually for lung cancer with low-dose CT (LDCT). Alarmingly, statistics show that less than two percent of those eligible are taking advantage of this life saving e... »

Atwal Eye Names Deborah Davis ASOA President Elect

Deborah Davis, Administrator of Atwal Eye Care was named President Elect of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) at the annual ASCRS/ASOA May, 2019  meeting in San Diego.  Ms. Davis is also on the Board of Directors of the Eyes On America Foundation based in Western New York. In addition, Deborah was selected to represent New York State Ophthalmology practices at the Alliance o... »

Brain Health: Marijuana Symposium

Western New York Public Health Alliance Press Release – Brain Health Series: Marijuana Symposium on Brain Health: Marijuana: The Public Health Perspective On Tuesday June 11th, the Western New York Public Health Alliance, the New York State Public Health Association and the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York will be sponsoring a symposium on brain health with a focus on marijuana. T... »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Native American Researcher at Roswell Park

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty researcher Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, has been recognized with a Research Into Action Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) New Connections initiative. Dr. Rodney Haring earns a “Research into Action” award Presented in March at a capstone symposium in New Orleans, the award symbolizes what Dr. Haring has accomplished as a New Connect... »

Imagine LaSalle Partners Unveil Initial Design Vision for Future Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

The Imagine LaSalle Initiative, a partnership between the City of Buffalo, the University at Buffalo Regional Institute (UBRI) and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF), has unveiled the initial design vision for a significantly re-imagined LaSalle Park. Included in these is a 16- by 6-foot, physical model, which will be on display at various locations for public viewing across the city until M... »

General Physician, PC Merges with Prestigious Medical Group

General Physician, PC Merges with Prestigious Medical Group Western New York’s third-largest medical group rapidly expands with the addition of prestigious Primary Care Practice General Physician, PC welcomes Lancaster Medical into the Primary Care service line.  With Lancaster Medical, the total number of providers under General Physician, PC increases to approximately 230 with over 60 locations ... »