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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... »

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’... »

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... »

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... »

Hiding vegetables in kids’ foods can increase vegetable intake

Hiding vegetables in kids’ foods can increase vegetable intake »

Stopping diabetes can begin with a single step

(ARA) – Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Have you lost someone close to you to diabetes? If you or a loved one suffer from diabetes, or if you’ve lost someone close due to the disease, you know just how important it is to take strides to stop diabetes. Step Out! On Saturday, October 15 you can Walk to Stop Diabetes at the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising ... »

Depression Without Medicine – New Treatment at Dent Neurological Institute

Depression is a devastating brain illness that affects millions of Americans, their families and even their employers. People with depression may exhibit such symptoms as problems with sleep, appetite, level of energy, and concentration. They may show a lack of motivation, unusual feelings of guilt, and experience sadness or irritability. This is now well understood to be a problem in how the brai... »

New DENT Dizziness and Balance Center Brings Hope, World Class Diagnostics and Treatment

by Annette Pinder Have you ever felt dizzy or lightheaded? Lost your balance? Experienced vertigo (a feeling of spinning)?  One in 3 people will have dizziness or balance dysfunction during their life time. They are the number 1 complaint of patients over age 70 and number 3 complaint of all patients (after headache and lower back pain). Twenty million Americans visit the emergency room each ... »

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