BestConnections – Help for Those at Risk of Suicide and Domestic Violence

BestConnections Help for Those at Risk of Suicide and Domestic Violence by Annette Pinder   As we continue to write about the mental health effects of the pandemic, two important BestSelf Behavioral Health local programs are helping individuals at risk of suicide and domestic violence. BestConnections Hospital

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Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Baked Parmesan Chicken Here’s a great recipe courtesy of Family Features, Know Diabetes by Heart, and recommended by Federal Meats   Ingredients: 4 servings Cooking spray 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/3 cup finely crushed, low-sodium, whole-grain crispbread or low-calorie Italian breadcrumbs

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Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women?

Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women? By Annette PInder Traditionally pregnant women have not been included in any clinical trials, including studies regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. However, many physicians and experts say that omitting pregnant women from clinical trials is a mistake, especially since pregnant women

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Answers to Your COVID-19 Questions

Answers to Your COVID-19 Questions By Annette Pinder   Dr. Kenneth V. Snyder and Dr. Raul Vazquez recently answered your COVID-19 questions in two televised programs on WBBZ-TV. Here is summary of their answers. What is required for herd immunity? We don’t know the exact answer because

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A Story About Pain – Does this sound like you?

A Story About Pain Does this sound like you? By Annette Pinder   Alpha-Stim is an electrotherapy device that has captured the attention of physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients throughout the world suffering from chronic, acute, and post-traumatic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. An FDA-cleared therapy, over

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Can Ethnicity Hold Clues to Side Effects in Young Leukemia Patients?

A multidisciplinary research team led by Song Yao, PhD, Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Kara Kelly, MD, Chair of the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program, has received a critical grant

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BlueCross BlueShield’s Proactive Wellness Program

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has hit a major milestone— connecting with 50,000 members—since it launched a unique outreach campaign to connect at-risk members with support and resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan will continue to expand its targeted efforts for the next several

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ECMC Earns Recognition for Quality Services

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has again recognized ECMC’s Family Health Center and its Internal Medicine Center for achieving sustaining practices through the New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH™) program.* Both primary care services had

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