Can Sleep Apnea Cause Cancer? New Research Points to a Significant Risk

By Annette Pinder We keep hearing about it – sleep apnea. More than 28 million Americans have it, and many are undiagnosed. It is a disorder that disrupts breathing, causes snoring, and is linked to low oxygen levels. It can be serious, and lead to depression, obesity,

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Cancer in Disguise

by Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM What’s the big concern about diabetic foot ulcers? Here’s an alarming statistic – your risk of dying within five years of developing a diabetic foot ulcer is five times greater than that of prostate cancer and twice more than breast

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The Benefits of Alternative Therapy for Mental Health

  One Buffalo Facility Is Leading the Way by Annette Pinder Our bodies respond to how we think, feel and act. Called, “The Mind/Body Connection,” being stressed, anxious or upset affect us mentally and physically. For example, a headache or stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly

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Groundbreaking Heart Procedure Makes Buffalo General Medical Center #1

by Annette Pinder Something that never happened before in Western New York took place in January. Janice Savey of Olean and Robert Cecchini of Tonawanda, who suffered from severe untreatable aortic stenosis, underwent a new type of surgery, and they believe the outcome is nothing short of

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New Hope for MS Patients in Buffalo

By Annette Pinder Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). As a result, the protective myelin coating (sheath) on nerve cells which functions much like insulation on an electrical wire, becomes damaged,

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RIA Reaching Others With Energy Drink Research

Expert Advice from RIA Researchers ATHLETES: Energy drinks before or during games or practices? Probably not a good idea. Though often confused, energy drinks are not sports drinks. Where Gatorade or Powerade are designed to provide hydration and replace electrolytes, caffeine actually contributes to dehydration. Adults and

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RIA Reaching Others with Research on Drinking and Drugs in the Workplace/Workforce

A seminal study at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) reported that during the course of the year “15% of the U.S. workforce has used or been under the influence of alcohol at work.” This prevalence study of workforce-workplace substance use included data obtained from interviews with

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