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Gray Got You Blue?

by Dr. Kathleen Moore Do you find yourself feeling more tired, sluggish, and irritable as the days grow shorter? Are you sleeping more, eating more, craving sweets and other carbohydrates, perhaps gaining weight? Is it harder to get out of bed each morning?  If you find that these symptoms occur regularly each winter, starting sometime between September and November, and then completely disap... »

Nasty “Superbug” is Being Studied by UB Researchers

It’s virulent, potentially drug-resistant, strikes otherwise healthy, young patients, and Buffalo has already seen one case UB’s Russo has been awarded an NIH award aimed at discovering new therapeutic or vaccine targets to better treat or prevent this under-recognized infection. Download JPEG Contact Ellen Goldbaum goldbaum@buffalo.edu 716-645-4605twitter @egoldbaum Release Date: ... »

Cyber-bullying Law in Erie County

Cyber-bullying against children and students is on its way to becoming a misdemeanor in Erie County. The County Legislature unanimously approved a new local law Thursday that would make electronic harassment and bullying against minors and students punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to a year in jail. Legislator Edward A. Rath III, a Republican from Williamsville, proposed updating the cou... »

Floortime – An Emerging Intervention for Children With Autism

By Annette Pinder Growing up in Brooklyn, there was a child on our street who was different. She didn’t talk, and seemed to be off in her own world, as our moms whispered, “She’s autistic.” I found a book at the local library on the topic and secretly yearned to reach this child, but unfortunately never had the opportunity. So years later, it seemed fitting when my daughter, now 25, made the decis... »

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... »

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