Igniting Action: Eliminating Health Care Disparities

By Peter J. Ciotta Did you know that African Americans who live in five ZIP codes on Buffalo’s East Side (14204, 14206, 14211, 14212, and 14215) experience many of the worst health outcomes in Erie County? They are more likely to have serious chronic and often preventable

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E-Cigarette Users Have Lower Exposure to Toxicants — As Long As They Don’t Smoke Combustible Cigarettes Too

The largest study to date to compare exposure to toxicants among users of electronic cigarettes, smokers and nonsmokers has been completed, suggesting possible benefits for smokers who switch completely to electronic cigarettes. The research team, led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, and Andrew Hyland, PhD, of Roswell

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GO Buffalo Mom! Univera and United Way Partner to Increase Healthy Births

Go Buffalo Mom — Univera Healthcare Partners with United Way of Buffalo & Erie County to Increase Healthy Births in Buffalo Buffalo, NY., December 4, 2018– United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) today announced that Univera Healthcare has awarded the non-profit organization a $49,650 grant over

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Childhood Infections May Trigger Mental Illness

A report from Medscape Medical News shows that a large Danish population-based study provides strong evidence of an association between childhood infection, antibiotic treatment, and subsequent neuropsychiatric disorders. Investigators found that the risk of developing a mental disorder increased by more than 80% after hospitalization for severe

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Independent Health and Brook Expand Patient-Driven Partnership

Independent Health and Brook expand patient-driven partnership Brook Health Companion offers news capabilities to help all Independent Health members take charge of their health BUFFALO, N.Y., November 14, 2018– Independent Health and Brook, a leading digital health platform for chronic disease management, have made it easier for Independent

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