Most Popular Virtual Fitness Class Extended Through 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, in partnership with The Buffalo Waterfront, announced that it will extend its popular, free Fitness at Canalside virtual class offerings through the end of 2020, with a new dance fitness series, led by three of the areas most beloved instructors. Beginning

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D’Youville program offers free course through federal grant

Western New York has 15 new certified professionals to help combat the opiate crisis, as D’Youville graduated its first class of Substance Use Disorder Specialists (SUDS) last week. D’Youville offers an eight-week certificate program, in partnership with Horizon Health Services, to train new and existing behavioral-health paraprofessionals

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BGH – GVI Selected for Live Worldwide Synchronous TAVR Procedure

TAVR World Tour – Buffalo General and Gates Vascular Institute: 1 of 20 hospitals selected to participate in synchronous TAVR procedure Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) this morning was 1 of only 4 U.S. hospitals, and one of only twenty hospitals representing fourteen countries globally

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Hamilton’ star Odom to kick off Distinguished Speakers Series!

The University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Speakers Series will be virtual this year due to New York State’s health and safety guidelines, and will be free of charge. Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr. will lead off the 2020-21 series, speaking and performing on Oct. 14.

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American Heart Association awards grant to Medina Central School District

Medina, A Western New York school, is among the recipients of a nationwide grant from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge has awarded $3,500 to Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina for a socially distant fitness trail. Awarded to schools across the

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Have a Happy (Safe) Halloween

UB experts give tips on how to be safe and avoid a children’s “revolt” this Halloween BUFFALO, N.Y. – Celebrating Halloween during the pandemic will definitely be different, but it’s still possible to have fun while staying safe, say pediatric infectious disease specialists at the University at

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COVID-19 Highlights Our Poor Health

By Christian Soto As our country grapples with the all-consuming effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an important statistic reflecting America’s baseline health in relation to surviving the virus. The CDC stated that 94 percent of those who

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