When You Meet One Person with Autism You’ve Met One Person with Autism

By Annette Pinder When Lauren Savino discovered how much she enjoyed working with young children while volunteering at a school, she decided to triple-majored in Spanish, Special Education, and Elementary Education. Now she teaches fourth and fifth graders — her favorite age group — at Bennett Park

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Q&A on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

With Mona Chitre, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Univera Healthcare Mona, the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine is the third COVID-19 vaccine being distributed in the U.S. Is it safe? Why do we need a third vaccine option? All vaccines have the same goal — to protect

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Gates Vascular Institute’s Landmark Accomplishment

2000th TAVR Procedure Saves Lives Proving Experience Matters By Annette Pinder Several years ago, my mother-in-law, who lived in Pennsylvania, underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She had been suffering from heart failure and was so short of breath she could

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Care for High-Risk Pregnancies

By Annette Pinder According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), a high-risk pregnancy threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus. A high-risk pregnancy often requires specialized care from specially trained providers. Paul Ogburn, MD, who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and provides

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Positive COVID-19 Patients Needed!

You Could Help Identify an effective COVID-19 Treatment Patients with mild or moderate symptoms are needed for NIH-funded study at UB  The focus is on drugs, including monoclonal antibody medications, that received emergency use authorizations early in the pandemic   Vaccinations may be front page news these

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Questions, Answers, Resources – COVID-19

UPDATE: March 30, 2021 CASES UPDATE ERIE & NIAGARA COUNTY: Erie County has 75,876 cases to date with 1,666 deaths. Niagara County has 16,734 cases to date and 309 deaths. NEW VACCINE FINDER:  https://www.vaccinehound.org FIND A VACCINE! TRICKS AND TIPS VACCINE HELP!  https://youtu.be/H66BiAA_Mhk NEW UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE:

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Celebrating 2000th TAVR Procedure

Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) Celebrates Landmark 2000th Transcatheter Heart Valve Procedure (TAVR) TAVR is a minimally invasive treatment option that has revolutionized cardiac medicine and replaced open-heart surgery for many patients Buffalo, N.Y (March 11, 2021) – The structural heart team at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI)

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What are Bleeding Disorders?

March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month   For most people who experience an injury, surgery, or trauma, there is nothing to worry about. However, that’s not the case for people diagnosed with bleeding disorders. Western New York BloodCare specialists help people with blood disorders face these challenges

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Explaining mRNA Vaccines in Simple Terms

Explaining mRNA Vaccines in Simple Terms By Annette Pinder and Kenneth V. Snyder MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS VP Physician Quality Kaleida Health, UBNS Neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor UB Jacobs School of Medicine     Knowing that how mRNA vaccines work in our bodies can be difficult to understand,

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