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Lower-cost options to highest-cost drugs within reach

By Richard Vienne, D.O. Back in 2005, 53 percent of prescriptions in upstate New York were filled with a generic. That prompted Univera Healthcare to launch a campaign to encourage people to ask their doctor or pharmacist about lower-cost options. Generics are approved by the Food and Drug Administration as being as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, at a lower cost. Today, 80 pe... »

Are Baby Boomers At Risk for Liver Disease?

Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring all primary care providers and hospitals offer Hepatitis C screening to all baby boomers in New York State. Those individuals born between 1945 and 1965 – baby boomers – currently account for over 70 percent of the 3 to 4 million Americans living with Hepatitis C who are at risk for developing advanced liver cancer. UBMD Intern... »

Get Greater Buffalo Healthy

Get Greater Buffalo Healthy’ event is geared toward optimal health “Get Greater Buffalo Healthy,” a free informal seminar co-sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Lancaster County Club, 6061 Broadway, Lancaster. Participants will be encouraged to discover their optimal health through healthy weight loss. Come learn the se... »

Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

Beginning Tuesday October 15th, adults who are age 65 or older or are disabled will have the option to keep or switch their Medicare Advantage plans for 2014. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. You can “age in” to Medicare throughout the year. “Eligible individuals should first review any premium or benefit changes to their current plans for 2014,” said Michael Bur... »

Tips for buying insurance on the exchange

With the October 1 launch of the new health insurance exchange, consumers should take the time to research their options. “You should at least do as much research when buying health insurance as you would when buying a major appliance or new car,” said Art Wingerter, president of Univera Healthcare.  Individuals who are uninsured, or who are looking for lower cost health insurance coverage, h... »

New Independent Health Foundation, West Side Community Services Van to Provide Reliable Access to Health Care

BUFFALO, N.Y., (September 20, 2013) – The Independent Health Foundation has partnered with West Side Community Services Center of Buffalo to offer the community a new van service that will help enable better access to health care. The van service, which will be available by appointment to individuals who reside in and near Buffalo’s West Side, will provide reliable transportation to and from non-e... »

Happy 26th Birthday. Feeling Lucky?

Weighing the Odds for the “Young Invincibles” — Health Care Costs at Age 26 If your bicycle crashes and you break a leg, you could face more than $7,000 in medical bills if you’re an uninsured young adult in upstate New York, according to a new infographic by Univera Healthcare.  Or, suffer a concussion during a soccer game, and you could face about $3,000 in medical cost... »

Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Autism Society WNY Chapter and Autism Services Center for Learning Invite You To Attend A Workshop on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:45am to 12:45pm at Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY. The workshop will feature Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s H... »

Leg Pain from Pinched Nerves in Your Back

Leg Pain from Pinched Nerves in Your Back — What Can You Do About It? Come to a FREE Seminar on August 21 to Learn More! Do you have back pain? Do you have leg pain? Come to a FREE Seminar presented by Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Eric Roger, MD, BSc, FRCS(C) at Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228. A complimentary FREE light dinner will be s... »

New CATALYS Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery is Now Available in Buffalo

New CATALYS Technology Is Revolutionizing Cataract Surgery By Annette Pinder   Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye making it difficult to see clearly, affecting 22 million Americans – most of them 40 or older. Often, in summer, people realize they may need cataract surgery due to the bright sun, which exacerbates these symptoms.  Now, Atwal Eye Care wants Western New Yo... »

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