Explaining Clinical Trials–Finding Proven Treatments and Cures

Over the last several decades, survival rates for many types of cancers and other diseases have improved dramatically. Much of that improvement can be traced to the tireless efforts of cancer researchers, and the organizations and donors who fund their research. According to the National Institutes of

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Chimichurri Chickpea Salad

Courtesy of Family Features With spring and warmer weather comes salad season, with refreshing meals centered around tasty greens, juicy tomatoes, and crave-worthy dressings that give salads an update. Total time: 15 minutes, Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1          cup fresh cilantro 2/3       cup fresh parsley 2

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Children are not Invulnerable to Stroke

Though it’s predominantly associated with adults, stroke does not discriminate based on age, and can potentially affect children. The American Stroke Association® (ASA) notes that, while stroke is most common among the elderly, strokes also occur in toddlers, children, and teenagers. “Signs of stroke are often missed

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Age-appropriate Chores for Kids

Most of us lack enthusiasm for household chores such as mopping the kitchen floor or folding the laundry. But adults’ lack of enthusiasm for these chores pales in comparison to their children’s opinion of them. However, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP),

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Long-Term Neurological Effects of Covid

by Annette Pinder A new study by the University of Oxford and published in The Lancet Psychiatry, found that one in three patients experiences a psychiatric or neurological illness six months after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The most common diagnosis is anxiety or depression, but other serious

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I’ve Gotten My COVID-19 Vaccine, Now What?

Univera Healthcare Vice President for Medical Affairs, Lorna Fitzpatrick, M.D., has some answers.   Dr. Fitzpatrick, once a person is fully vaccinated, can they stop wearing their mask? Not yet. The vaccines are highly effective, but we’re still learning how long they can protect people. So, until

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Lothlorien Riding Center: An Experience Like No Other

By Shannon Traphagen Equine therapy (horse therapy) has been around for years, but continues to grow in popularity due to the healing nature of working with a horse. “Horses aren’t born with saddles, you have to honor the horse, and the horse will honor you,” explained Maggie

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Rare Blood Clots Should I Be Worried?

By Annette Pinder Understanding that many people are confused and don’t quite know what to think about reports concerning blood clots and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, University at Buffalo neurosurgeon Elad I. Levy recently answered some important questions: What are the clots that have been associated

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Death is But A Dream

By Annette Pinder Dr. Christopher Kerr is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Hospice & Palliative Care of Buffalo. He is a hospice physician, end-of-life researcher, and the acclaimed author of the book and documentary, Death Is But A Dream. I recently spoke to

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COVID’s Impact on Youth

By Rachel Hiller Since the start of the pandemic, the youngest members of our families have suffered greatly. Disrupted schedules, missing out on time in school, time with friends and activities that they enjoy are taking a toll. As adults, we have all struggled to adapt to

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