Menopause Increases Women’s Risk of Heart Disease

Menopause Increases Women’s Risk of Heart Disease Courtesy of the American Heart Association   During a woman’s late 40s to mid-50s when a woman experiences menopause, her risk for developing heart issues increases. Monitoring this phase of life and developing intervention strategies may help prevent heart disease,

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Elderwood Establishes COVID-Only Care Center

Elderwood at Amherst again responds to surge in COVID-19 pandemic With COVID-19 cases surging in Western New York, Elderwood has responded by establishing a COVID-only care center to provide an effective way to isolate and care for residents recovering from COVID-19 and mitigate the spread of the

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Elderwood Prepares for Vaccine Distribution

BUFFALO, NY – New York State has received its initial delivery of 170,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, Inc. and has begun vaccinating the first group of designated New Yorkers. Elderwood, with 28 senior care communities in New York State, has begun preparations to

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Deadly Disease by Mark A. Cavaretta, M.D.   Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in the United States. Since NAFLD has few or no symptoms, it is often called “the silent disease,” and people

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Structural Racism Causes Poor Health, Premature Death from Heart Disease and Stroke

Structural Racism Causes Poor Health, Premature Death from Heart Disease and Stroke American Heart Association Presidential Advisory   Advisory Highlights: The American Heart Association has declared structural racism a cause of poor health and premature death from heart disease and stroke, in a new Presidential Advisory. The

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Univera Helps Members with Diabetic Medication Costs

New Univera Healthcare programs to help protect members against rising costs of diabetic medications by Peter Kates Univera Healthcare is introducing three new programs to reduce the cost of diabetic medications for members in 2021. One in ten adults has diabetes and the cost of medications such as

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We Need Rapid Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19 NOW!

It’s Available and We Need it Now! by Kenneth V. Snyder, MD PhD Vice President Physician Quality Kaleida Health and UBNS Neurosurgeon and Annette Pinder It’s been nearly six months since the start of the pandemic. Our national death toll exceeds 176,000. More than 5.5 million people

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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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