Medical student who survived COVID-19 talks to Buffalo youth about vaccines

Nadia Vazquez, a 26-year old University at Buffalo medical student, is a survivor of COVID-19. She wants people her age to know they could get infected just as she did. That’s why she is telling her story at two virtual meetings geared toward teens and younger adults.

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Nurses Play a Crucial Role to Help Tobacco Users Improve Their Health

In today’s world of healthcare, a nurse is often the first professional patients see during routine care visits. For tobacco users needing treatment to overcome nicotine addiction, nurses play a vital role in facilitating successful outcomes. During this year’s National Nurses Week, the New York State Smokers’

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Give Your Gas Grill a Safety Check Before You Fire it Up

With Mother’s Day gatherings and Memorial Day weekend approaching, and Father’s Day picnics and backyard graduation parties soon to follow, grilling season is officially here. In addition to practicing safe social distancing, you’ll also want to practice safe operation of your gas grill. Sixty-one percent of U.S.

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Essential Services Expands for Children

Scott Bieler, President and CEO, West Herr New York, recently donated a fully furnished office building, located in Orchard Park, as a most generous gift to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. The gift specifically benefits Essential Care for Children, a home-based palliative (symptom control) care program that

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New Guidance May Change How You Control Your Asthma

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health recently updated national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 25 million Americans, 5.5 million of whom are children. The Asthma Management Guidelines

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