First Night Buffalo 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 10, 2020) – First Night® Buffalo 2021, brought to you by the Independent Health Foundation in partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, will be celebrated virtually for the first time this year. In lieu of a news conference, and in keeping with COVID-19

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Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID

Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID   (BPT) – Seniors are among the most vulnerable demographic groups when it comes to contracting COVID-19. However, SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program designed for older adults, finds that many are not getting the exercise

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Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities   Volunteerism is the life blood of charitable organizations. Many cannot function effectively without volunteers campaigning for their efforts, handling day-to-day activities, and serving in other essential capacities. During the pandemic, nonprofit organizations have been affected by social distancing recommendations. It’s challenging to lend

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Think Creatively to Spread Holiday Joy from Anywhere

Think Creatively to Spread Holiday Joy from Anywhere   (BPT) COVID-19 restrictions will make the 2020 holiday season different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to become a Grinch. While extensive travel, large group gatherings, and many traditional activities can’t happen, there are imaginative ways

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Supporting Frontline Workers During the Pandemic

Supporting Frontline Workers During the Pandemic Kaleida Health Foundation’s Need Continues By Kristen Bieber, Marketing Manager Kaleida Health Foundation   As much of the community pressed pause in mid-March when COVID-19 began to hit, one organization went into overdrive. Within a week, the Kaleida Health Foundation launched

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Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction is Key to Treatment

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction is Key to Treatment   (BPT) – Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, medical condition. Unfortunately, many people talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing, and also use words that portray someone with addiction in a shameful way. To reduce harmful

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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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What does ‘staying safe’ this holiday season mean to you?

UB psychiatrist advises how to sensitively navigate differences with loved ones as the holidays approach BUFFALO, N.Y. – Holiday dinner conversations sometimes erupt into heated discussions when friends and relatives with opposing political views get together. This year, whether or not to even host the dinner might

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