Updated Warnings from Opiate Epidemic Task Force

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) provided an update to the community on February 24, 2021, sharing concerning opioid-related overdose deaths trends and suicide death trends in Erie County. County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein presented data from the Erie County

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Homebuyer and Home Rehab Programs Available in Buffalo

The point of contact to apply for home repair and weatherization services offered through Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency’s Community Partnerships Initiatives contract has now changed for some City of Buffalo residents. The Matt Urban Center, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Old First Ward Community Association and University

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Innovative Placements: Helping Others Succeed

Innovative Placements: Helping Others Succeed About Our Cover Model By Tess Moran Andrea Todaro grew up in Cheektowaga, but her heritage is much more exotic. While travelling in Spain as a young graduate her mother met a dashing Spaniard who swept her off her feet and followed

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Why My Friends and I Joined the JCC

Why My Friends and I Joined the JCC By Annette Pinder   Recently, my friend Nancy suggested that I try a one of the many virtual exercise classes offered by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo (JCC). Nancy’s friend, Enid, had told her about the classes

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What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis? By Annette Pinder   According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, endometriosis affects about 2 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age in the U.S. The condition comes from the word “endometrium,” which is the tissue that lines the uterus. During a woman’s regular menstrual

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What are Bleeding Disorders?

March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month   For most people who experience an injury, surgery, or trauma, there is nothing to worry about. However, that’s not the case for people diagnosed with bleeding disorders. Western New York BloodCare specialists help people with blood disorders face these challenges

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We’re Vaccinated. We’re Invincible. We’re Still Scared

We’re Vaccinated. We’re Invincible. We’re Still Scared. By Debbie Nathan   I am 70 years old and spent the last nine months cowering as an older person. I was even more worried about my husband. Stats show that women my age have about an eight percent chance

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The Benefits of Going to an Orthopaedic Urgent Care Clinic

The Benefits of Going to an Orthopaedic Urgent Care Clinic by Annette Pinder When Mary sustained a wrist injury, it took hours before she was finally told it was broken at the local emergency room (ER). Instead of being treated immediately, she had to wait several more

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Protect Your Health with a Heart-Smart Eating Plan

Protect Your Health with a Heart-Smart Eating Plan March is Natural Nutrition Month!   As people have spent more time at home, many have rediscovered the simple joy of home-cooking, and stumbled upon a secret weapon for health at the same time. By making smart, intentional decisions

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