Insurer Issues $21 Million in Premium Refund Credits

Insurer issues $21 million in premium refund credits as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan are issuing $17.6 million in medical premium refund credits to about 700 large group employer and union-sponsored plans that are prospectively rated as part of

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ECDOH Addresses Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering an analysis on recent increases in new daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Erie County residents. ECDOH and its epidemiology team look closely at COVID test results and case investigation reports on a daily basis. For case investigations,

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Rapid Testing Now Available in WNY!

FDA-Approved Rapid COVID Testing Available Any Day Now at G-Health Enterprises! Call Urban Family Practice at 716-882-0366 to inquire! by Annette Pinder Everywhere people continue to talk about access to rapid COVID-19 testing. Rapid tests available for a short time in August revealed a greater prevalence of

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Ceremony Marks Opening of New Simulation Center

Daemen College’s new state-of-the-art Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS), which is designed to educate students using real-life clinical experiences and to serve as a regional resource for professional development in the community, has been officially unveiled at a special virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We are proud

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Online Art Workshops Announced at the Botanical Gardens

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced they will offer a variety of new online art workshops: Introduction to Gelli Plate Printmaking, Watercolor Whimsy II, Wild Webbing Watercolor, Majestic Seasonal Trees, and Joyful Poinsettias. These one-night workshops will be held online, via ZOOM, and will be

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Roswell Park Expert Offers Insights on Multiple Myeloma

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Chief of Myeloma, Jens Hillengass, MD, is slated to speak at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 2020 Virtual Congress on Hematologic Malignancies, happening October 9 and 10. Dr. Hillengass, a member of the NCCN’s Guidelines Panel for Multiple Myeloma, will present on “Evolving Concepts

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Embark on a Tree Venture!

Family Fun !! EmBARK on TREEventure in Buffalo’s Delaware Park EmBARK on TREEventure in Buffalo’s Delaware Park, presented by Univera Healthcare and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy TREEventure is a self-guided tree scavenger hunt around Delaware Park’s Hoyt Lake. There are 13

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What Are You Waiting For? Get a Flu Shot NOW!

Erie County Department of Health recommends flu vaccination to reduce influenza cases this winter ERIE COUNTY, NY – There is no more direct way to say it: the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is urging every county resident age six months and older to get a flu

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NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER’s FUNDING ENSURES CONTINUATION OF DENTAL CARE

 Neighborhood Health Center of WNY is pleased to announce funding in the amount of $60,000 from Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the nation’s largest dental plan system, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Health Center’s efforts to protect the health and safety of Neighborhood Health Center dental

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Halloween at Transit Drive-In!

Celebrate Halloween at Transit Drive-In and Support Kaleida’s Local Frontline Workers! The Kaleida Health Foundation invites Western New York families to come to a “Halloween on Transit.” The family-friendly event, which will be held outside with social distancing measures in place, will feature a variety of activities,

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