Univera Healthcare Parent Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Univera Healthcare parent responds to COVID-19 pandemic with $162 Million for the Community’s Health Care Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan expect to spend at least $162 million on its comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan is funneling more than $1 million

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Getting Out and About is Good for Your Health

The website www.Health.gov says adults need at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity each week, and strength-based activities at least 2 days a week. So how are YOU doing? “Only 19 percent of Western New York adults are meeting those guidelines,” said Richard Vienne,

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ECMC ICU Receives National Award of Excellence

ECMC’s MICU Earns American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time in three years BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) has again been awarded a silver-level American Association

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Caring for the Country’s Greatest Generation

A Special Subacute Care Partnership: Fighting Coronavirus in Nursing Home Patients How Elderwood, General Physician, PC, and Kaleida Health are making a difference with Dr. Paul Shields at the Helm! by Annette Pinder The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), represent 14,000

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Dr. Thomas Madejski Elected to AMA

Local Medina Doctor Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees   CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, today announced the election of internal medicine physician Thomas Madejski, M.D., to its Board of Trustees.   An internist with a focus on geriatrics

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

With warmer weather and gradual reopening of Niagara County, the Niagara County Department of Health encourages individuals to enjoy the outdoors safely during COVID-19. “Getting outdoors to experience nature and exercise, especially during this uncertain time, can be beneficial to physical, mental, and emotional health,” stated Daniel

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Expanding Options for Voters with Disabilities

As it has always supported the right of people with disabilities to be able to privately cast their votes, the Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Family of Agencies (WNYIL) applauds the success of five disability rights organizations in settling a March 22, 2020 lawsuit with the

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COVID-19 Makes Racial Inequities Worse

By Ebony Singletary We all know that there are health disparities in the United States based on color. Research confirms that minority populations have shorter life spans and are more likely to have serious diseases such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, mental illness, and obesity, which

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