COVID-19 QUESTIONS, RESOURCES, VACCINES, AND TESTING

Update September 21 for Week Ending September 18 For the week ending September 18, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 1,572 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, an 8.5% increase from the previous week. This represents a smaller rate of growth for overall new cases compared to

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Pregnant Women: Get Vaccinated Now!

As children return to school it is more critical than ever for pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19 By Annette Pinder While more than 60 percent of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, just 20 percent or fewer of pregnant women in Western New York

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Keeping Your Children Safe at School: ECDOH Guidelines K-12

By Annette Pinder The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has issued guidelines for students in pre-kindergarten, middle, and high schools in Erie County to ensure the safest in-person learning and teaching experience possible in the classroom and during extra-curricular activities. Masks. Children ages two and older

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How to Protect Your Family from the Delta Variant

(Statepoint) Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. “We are at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. We have the vaccines and public health measures necessary to protect people and

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COVID-19 Boosters: What You Need to Know

By Annette Pinder Article Sources: FDA, CDC, and GetVaccineAnswers.org When will everyone be eligible to receive a third vaccine? Beginning September 20, individuals who received two mRNA vaccines will be able to receive a third dose eight months following their last vaccine. Accordingly, if you received your

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Conquer Back to School Anxiety with Positivity

By Shannon Traphagen Children who are heading back to the classroom this fall are facing unusual challenges, and one of them is anxiety about being separated from their families after months of togetherness. For some kids, it will trigger separation anxiety, in addition to the anxiety they

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Advice from a Prostate Cancer Survivor: MANUP and Put Aside Your Fears!

Courtesy of Roswell Park Cancer Talk Blog Richard Satterwhite encourages men to join him in an important club — Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MANUP Buffalo). Now a Patient Engagement Specialist at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell), Satterwhite considers himself lucky to

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The Art and Science of Prosthetics

Restoring a Patient’s Appearance Courtesy of Roswell Cancer Talk Blog For some cancer patients, surgical treatment may result in the losing an ear, nose, eye or other body parts, significantly changing their appearance, and causing severe emotional distress. Removal of structures like the hard palate (roof of

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Infusion Therapy Has Come A Long Way

The DENT Infusion Center offers comfort, cutting-edge therapies, exemplary care, and more by Christine Mann, CEO, MBA “Twenty-five years ago, chemotherapy for neuro-oncology patients (patients with tumors of the brain and spine) was only available in hospital settings. In creating an outpatient infusion center at DENT Neurologic

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