Elderwood COVID-19 Unit Successfully Fights Virus

Elderwood COVID-19 Unit Succeeds in Fighting the Virus Dedicated post-acute unit proves valuable in efforts to keep seniors safe BUFFALO, NY – Having successfully and safely assisted in easing the COVID-19 burden on the area’s hospital systems, Elderwood at Amherst recently discharged its last COVID-19 patient from

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Keeping You Up to Date on COVID-19 Coronavirus: Questions, Answers, Resources

UPDATE: August 4 CASES UPDATE ERIE & NIAGARA COUNTY: There are 8,626 total positive lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Erie County residents and 669 deaths. Niagara County has 1,457 cases to date and 98 deaths. Listen to an interview with Dr. Gale Burstein on Millennium Health Matters Radio. The

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Blood Clots, Strokes, and COVID

Medical Experts are Trying to Understand the Connection By Annette Pinder An interesting phenomenon is occurring that medical experts are trying to understand. Typically considered a lung infection, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is having an effect on the lining of blood vessels throughout the body,

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Increase in Deaths Due to Suspected Cocaine and Opioid Overdoses

By July 2020, suspected and confirmed opioid-related deaths exceeded 2019 total confirmed deaths The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and invited officials provided an update on opioid-related overdose deaths in Erie County on Tuesday, July 28, along with a warning for the public on the deadly

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When Can We Expect a COVID-19 Vaccine?

by Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, PhD We should all feel encouraged to know that researchers worldwide are working around the clock to develop a vaccine that will protect us from SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the online resource, Regulatory Focus, 32 vaccines are

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Will We Get a Treatment Before We Get a Vaccine?

By Kenneth V. Snyder MD PhD-Vice President Quality of Kaleida Health, & Annette Pinder Publisher Buffalo Healthy Living Can the Wonder Drug Ivermectin Cure COVID-19? The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli newspaper, reports that Professor Eli Schwartz has launched a clinical trial of the drug Ivermectin, an antiparasitic agent

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Feeding the Hearts of Heroes at Heritage Ministries

Feeding the Hearts of Heroes: Lisa Haglund CEO Heritage Ministries Initiative Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries new President and CEO, shared details this week on her new initiative, “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes,” at Vinecroft Retirement Community, a Heritage senior living community in Clarence Center, NY. Haglund stated,

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Univera’s COVID-19 Response Includes Donations to Food Banks

Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan are providing $600,000 in financial support to food banks and food pantries across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to earn a paycheck and feed a family is at risk for

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Center for Health Equity and UB Forum: Racial Equity and Anti-Racism

UB, Buffalo Center for Health Equity host public forum on racial equity and anti-racism BUFFALO, N.Y. – A live, online public forum on “racial equity and anti-racism will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. July 14. The forum is being organized by the Community Health Equity Research

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