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Buffalo Niagara Area Is Home to Some of the Best U.S. Colleges

If you care about getting a great education, you’ll be in good company according to a recent study done by the data insights firm College Factual. Universities in the local area received high rankings for their first-rate degree programs and their dedication to providing a quality education. Attracting Students to the Area Local residents aren’t the only ones drawn to nearby colleges. Students fro... »

Walgreens Launches Everyday Hero Squad of Five New Red Noses, Kicks Off Red Nose Day’s Fifth Annual Campaign

The iconic Red Nose has returned to Walgreens for its fifth year in support of Red Nose Day, this time with help from some friends. The new Red Nose Day Everyday Heroes hit the shelves of Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide this morning, officially launching the six-week fundraising campaign. The limited-edition Everyday Hero Red Noses – to wear in support of Red Nose Day on Thursday, M... »

Summer camp options abound

By Shannon Traphagen Summer camp is a beloved tradition in many families as parents fondly recall spending their summers at camp, making lifelong friends and learning the finer points of roasting marshmallows and competing in three-legged sack races. There are a variety of summer camps, each offering something different. The following are some local options. Day camps. When attending a day camp, k... »

How to recognize colic

New parents experience many things for the first time in the months after their children are born. One of the more perplexing problems new moms and dads may experience is colic. Dr. Joan Calkins of Village Pediatrics and Rheumatology explains that colic is frequent, prolonged, and intense crying and fussiness in a healthy infant. Colic is such a frustrating enigma because the distress has no appar... »

How biking impacts climate change

By Shannon Traphagen Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is marked by leaders, citizens, organizations, and even bicycling companies, who want to help fight climate change. Our planet is currently under siege from carbon emissions and losing over 15 billion trees each year due to deforestation, land development, and bad forest management, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The meanin... »

Blackberry Vanilla Crisp (Gluten Free)

by cooking ala mel (www.cookingalamel.com) For berries: 3 cups blackberries, rinsed 2 Tbsp honey 1/8 tsp liquid stevia (or 2 more Tbsp honey) 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (or 1 Tbsp vanilla extract) 2 tsp cornstarch For the crisp topping: 3/4 cup almond meal 3/4 cup oats* pinch of salt 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 tsp liquid stevia (or 1/2 cup more coconut sugar) 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup (4 Tb... »

In-Demand Dermatopathology Expert Promoted to Director of Surgical Pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has added a new leader to its Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with the promotion of Paul Bogner, MD, to Director of Surgical Pathology. In the Surgical Pathology Division, Dr. Bogner will now oversee fourteen sub-specialty pathologists who handle more than 25,000 cases per year. Armed with sub-specialized training and experience, the team of... »

JOHN R. OISHEI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LEVERAGES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PATIENTS WITH AUTISM

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game design, to assist and empower people with autism and cognitive speci... »

Researchers Uncover New Role for Tamoxifen in Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Roswell Park team identifies first known prognostic marker for these aggressive tumors

TNBC tumors lack 3 key receptors that existing therapies target Team led by Dr. Gokul Das focused on a different receptor, ER-beta They demonstrate that tamoxifen may be effective against many TNBC tumors. One of the mechanisms that makes so-called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) notoriously aggressive and hard to treat is its ability to disarm proteins that suppress tumors and mutate them in... »

American College of Radiology (ACR) Recognizes Buffalo Medical Group for Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Williamsville Location Earns Three-Year Accreditation

Buffalo Medical Group Radiation Oncology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology, or radiation therapy, is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain. “Providing... »

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