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Leukemia Team Brings Latest Treatments to Roswell Park

Courtesy of Roswell Park Cancer Talk Until the late 1990s, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was a fatal disease. “When patients received their diagnosis, we would tell them there was no cure,” recalls, Eunice Wang, MD, Chief of the Leukemia Service at Roswell Park. Everything changed when Roswell Park was authorized to offer clinical trials of a new drug called imatinib (Gleevec®). “It’s... »

Ketogenic Diet: Just a Fad or Truly Fab?

By Andrea Langston, MS, CNS, CDN In the 1980s fat became the villain of American diets. Scientific studies dating back to the 1940s showed a correlation between high fat diets and high cholesterol levels, suggesting that low fat diets may prevent heart disease. Low-fat versions of everything from cheese to cookies became commonplace. To replace the texture and flavor that fat provides in processed... »

Complaining About Sexual Harassment Takes Courage

Complaining About Sexual Harassment Takes Courage and Causes Stress! By Lindy Korn, Esq. Why does making a complaint about unwelcome advances cause STRESS? Why does unwanted touching seem impossible to stop when a person says NO? Why do I have to work in FEAR of the consequences of SPEAKING UP? The following is a report by an employee to her employer. Working in the service industry has helped me ... »

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery has come a long way Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss among people age 40 and older. According to Ephram Atwal, M.D., who specializes in laser-assisted small incision cataract surgery with premium multi-focal intraocular lenses, cataracts are the principal cause of blindness in the world. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that aff... »

Are Eggs Good for You?

by Annette Pinder I enjoy eating eggs. I think they are a great choice for breakfast or just about any time. So, when I was questioned about the health of eggs recently, I decided to take a closer look. Eggs are just 78 calories each, and the American Heart Association (AHA) says they are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins, noting that, “They contain six grams of protein and are a r... »

Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery

A promising drug target for Alzheimer’s could prove valuable By Annette Pinder University at Buffalo (UB) researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene — a hybrid of two genes — implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Their finding suggests that a neurotransmitter receptor, previously successful in animal studies but that failed in human trials for Alzheimer’s, might still turn out t... »

Addicted? Try Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a peer-to-peer addiction program that is changing lives by Dave Goddard If you are thinking of seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one for drug, alcohol, or behavioral addiction, you are far from alone. The number of people suffering from habitual dependence in America is truly astounding. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 20 million A... »

Fearless Family Play Days at Explore and More

Fearless Family Play Days at Explore & More EXPLORE & MORE – Join us the first Saturday of every month from 10 am – 6 pm for a full day of fun and engaging healthy activities located throughout the museum’s play zones and educational studios at Fearless Family Play Day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. These family friendly activity days are held with BlueCross B... »

Taste of Buffalo

Taste of Buffalo will showcase a diverse range of food! Saturday July 13! Highlights include 56 restaurants and food trucks, local wines and craft beers, Chef Shaun O’Neale from MasterChef Season 7, live music, cooking demonstrations and more! The nation’s largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 11 a... »

BlueCross BlueShield Partners with Health-ISAC to Enhance Cybersecurity Awareness

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York partnered with global organization, Health-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) to host a cybersecurity conference for regional CIOs, CISOs and IT security teams in the health care sector June 18 and 19. Prominent cybersecurity information sharing organization, H-ISAC, brings together cybersecurity professionals from the health care industry to ... »