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WNY Genome Project and What It Means to You

Imagine being able to examine your genetic makeup to determine if you are likely to develop a disease. Imagine being able to receive treatment and medication designed specifically for you in the most effective dose. One of the most important aspects of modern medicine is genetics, or the science of genes and heredity and what makes us different from one another. The genetic makeup (genome) for one... »

Managing Chronic Health Conditions Wirelessly in Buffalo

Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, education or location, the number of Americans who are obese, diabetic or suffer from heart and other chronic diseases continues to rise. Now new wireless mobile technology has the potential to improve patient health and wellbeing.  And best of all – the patient doesn’t even need to operate or understand the technology, and it’s available right here in... »

A Hanukah Favorite – Latkes!

Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Fried Potato Pancakes (called Latkes in Yiddish) are the hands-down, mouth-open holiday favorite. Here’s a healthier version made from sweet potatoes. Sweet Potato Latkes (cholesterol-free) from the kitchen of La... »

When Is a Headache More Than Just a Headache?

What would cause a 34-year-old woman to waken with severe and throbbing head pain, nausea and dizziness?  A 9-year-old to have a headache lasting four months? Or an otherwise healthy 32-year-old woman to have severe headaches and seizures? These are just some of the difficult cases of severe headache pain the DENT Neurological Institute sees every day. Laszlo Mechtler, M.D., Director of DENT’... »

Roswell to Lead Gene-Sequencing Effort

Effort will examine genetic factors in common diseases and advance field of personalized medicine   BUFFALO, NY — The Roswell Park Cancer Institute Genome Project was approved December 8, 2011 as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. RPCI will lead this project, which will compile and analyze the detailed genetic data (the “genomes”) of Western New York citi... »

People Still Love Print vs. Digital!

According to a recent survey, by GfK MRI, adults who read magazines on digital platforms (including desktop/laptop computers, tablets, e-readers and smartphones) make up 11 percent of gross magazine audience impressions. Interviews with 26,000 American adults on their media habits revealed that out of 1.6 billion magazine impressions, digital-only consumers contribute 166 million. It tur... »

Potential Risk Factors for Painful Jaw Disorders are Identified In the First Large-Scale Clinical Study of Pain

— UB study finds that people who develop jaw pain disorders exhibit specific characteristics, including more trauma to the jaw, more limitations and noises in the jaw, more headaches medical status. — The findings are being published by UB School of Dental Medicine researchers who are international authorities on aspects of jaw pain disorders and who have developed through internationa... »

Local consumer engagement in health care linked to understanding of health care reform efforts

Studies show more engagement in personal health care on the part of Western New Yorkers and underline need for collective responsibility to drive health care reform BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 10, 2011) –  Western New York consumers appear well-prepared to continue their role in the national health care reform effort by taking charge of their personal health, based on two recent studies. The... »

Medical 411: Syringomyelia and Chiari

Syringomyelia (SM) is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord, expands and elongates over time, and destroys the center of the cord, resulting in pain, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms or legs. Symptoms can include headaches, inability to distinguish heat and cold, disruption in body temperature, and may adversely affect sweating, sexual function and bladder and... »

Most people feel more positive at the beginning of the day

According to a new study, if you start the day feeling positive but get increasingly sad as the day goes on, you are in the majority. The study used Twitter to track mood swings and found that people have two happiness peaks early in the morning and again at about midnight. Sociologists at Cornell University tracked tweets from more than 2 million Twitter users across the globe for over two y... »

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