Highmark BCBSWNY Launches Pilot with Kenmore Gym to Assist Members with Parkinson’s Disease

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York today announced a pilot program with Parkinson’s Boxing Gym in Kenmore, New York, to benefit its members with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Under the program, Highmark BCBSWNY members with a PD diagnosis can access one-on-one training at Parkinson’s Boxing

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D’Youville Offers Housing to Afghan Refugees

D’Youville has partnered with the International Institute of Buffalo and other local refugee agencies to provide temporary housing for refugees from Afghanistan. The first two Afghan family units moved into on-campus residential spaces on November 19. After these families find permanent housing, other refugee families will take

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Erie County Department of Health and Grand Island Central School District to Pilot a Test-to-Stay Program

Kids and COVID

After reviewing available information about the Test to Stay (TTS) approach for k-12 students, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has developed documentation, including protocols, consent forms and communication materials, to move towards implementing this initiative. ECDOH met with superintendents from Erie 1 BOCES, Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus

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Free Special Screening of ‘FIGHT FOR GOOD: One Body One Soul’

The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. (CHCB, Inc.), in collaboration with the Buffalo Documentary Project (BDP), will host a free special screening of “FIGHT FOR GOOD: One Body One Soul” Sat., Dec. 18, 2021, at the Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main. St., Buffalo. (Seating opens at

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COVID-19 Data Update for Week Ending November 27, 2021

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending November 27, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 4,271 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, a 2% decrease from the previous week. This decline may be attributable to fewer

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Catholic Health Breaks Ground for New Lockport Memorial Hospital

Catholic Health broke ground today on the new Lockport Memorial Hospital, which will become an eastern campus of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. Located off South Transit Rd. between Shimer Rd. and Ruhlmann Rd., the new hospital will be built on a large portion of Hall’s Apple Farm,

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ECMC Transplant Program Director Dr. Liise Kayler selected for Top Clinical Research Achievement Award

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has selected Liise Kayler, MD, Program Director, Regional Transplantation and Kidney Care Center of Excellence at ECMC, to receive the “Top Clinical Research Achievement Award.” The research submission,

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Mental Health Association in Niagara County Offering Grief Support Group

The Mental Health Association in Niagara County is adding a revamped Grief Support Group to its growing roster of support group offerings beginning December 9th at its office located at 36 Pine Street in Lockport, NY. The group will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the

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Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force Announces Virtual and In-Person Narcan use Training Schedule

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are announcing the next three months of trainings to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and use Narcan (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose. All participants will receive a free Narcan

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