Omicron, Vaccines, Variants, and Boosters

By Annette Pinder Here we are again, experiencing the alternative reality that brought fear to everyone during the early days of the pandemic. We shouldn’t be here, but here we are. Why? Because fear of the only way out of the pandemic — our truly miraculous vaccines

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Local Dogs are Getting Leptospirosis

What You Need to Know!   Cindy Youngers, owner of Cara Mia Pet Resort in East Amherst, has been seeing sick dogs, and is sounding a warning to pet owners regarding a disease called leptospirosis that is becoming more prevalent. What is leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacterial

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I Was Meant to Be Jackson’s Mom

Miracles, Hope, Advocacy, and Excellent Medical Care By Annette Pinder This month’s cover story is about the incredible journey of local nurse practitioner Jennifer Buyea and her eight-year-old son Jackson Buyea. It is a story of hope, miracles, and the perseverance of an amazing mom and advocate,

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Pure Environments Shatkin FIRST N95 Government Approved Respirator Masks

Pure Environments by Shatkin FIRST, Inc. to Offer N95 NIOSH Government Approved Respirator Masks Dr. Todd E. Shatkin Reacts to Soaring Covid Numbers with a Solution Amherst New York. Pure Environments by Shatkin FIRST, Inc. is producing N95 NIOSH approved respirators for one reason —  to keep our

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Pet Food Nutrition

Courtesy of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society With pet owners continually blasted with representations by pet food companies touting their foods as superior, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Consider the following information to help guide you. Age Matters. As with human babies and adults, kittens

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Elderwood Skilled Nursing Facilities Recognized by National Media

Several of Elderwood’s skilled nursing facilities have been recognized for excellence by national publications in their annual lists of Best Nursing Homes. Six Elderwood communities were named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Homes” list for excellence in Long Term Care and Short-term

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BestSelf Behavioral Health Needs You!

By Annette Pinder Have you always cared about helping others? Have you thought about pursuing a career where you felt like going to work truly mattered to someone? Have you ever thought about working in the mental health field, but believe your education, background, and credentials will

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