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Independent Health and Brook Expand Patient-Driven Partnership

Independent Health and Brook expand patient-driven partnership Brook Health Companion offers news capabilities to help all Independent Health members take charge of their health BUFFALO, N.Y., November 14, 2018– Independent Health and Brook, a leading digital health platform for chronic disease management, have made it easier for Independent Health members to self-manage their care and make the be... »

Get Out and Move: Tai Chi

By Annette Pinder               This summer I watched a group of people perform tai chi at the Elmwood art festival. Completely synchronized with one another, they were engaged in a slow and gentle silent dance. Often referred to as a “meditation in motion,” I had heard that tai chi was good for you and decided to find out why. I enrolled in a beginner class at t... »

The Brain-Body Connection–How Neurofeedback Helps

By Shannon Traphagen “Life presents us with a variety of challenges, emotional and physical that impact the brain-body connection. It’s all interconnected.” Dr. Kathy Calabrese, a licensed family and marriage therapist, received her PH.D. from the University at Buffalo before becoming certified in neurofeedback therapy from the Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Certification Internationa... »

Annual Dental Visits are Important!

Annual dental visits are as important to overall health as regular wellness visits Thirty percent of Western New York adults did not visit a dentist within the past year, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Univera Healthcare. “The lack of annual routine dental care by such a large segment of the population is surprising, because 78 percent of respondents report having a regul... »

Upstate Uninsured Rate at Historic Low

Upstate’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low; NYS Rate Is the Lowest Ever Recorded Just 5.7 percent of the New York state population is without health insurance, according to a Univera Healthcare analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. That’s a historic low number of uninsured in the state, and a full three points lower than the national uninsured rate of 8.7... »

Groundbreaking Treatment for Post-Concussion Syndrome

by Sharon Press John was 26-years-old when he suddenly fell to the ground while at a football game with his buddies. He didn’t think much of the incident but woke up the next day feeling hungover. It turned out that John had a concussion, and his “hangover” would last for seven years. John enjoyed a vibrant and active life prior to the incident, worked long hours as a financial analyst in New York... »

ECMC Kidney Transplantation

ECMC Kidney Transplantation Program Receives HRSA Grant $1.2 million Grant Awarded for Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ and Tissue Donation BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $1.2 million grant ($400,000/year for ... »

Visit ECDOH at the Erie County Fair!

Free Health Screenings & Information ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) will once again offer educational and informative activities throughout the twelve-day run of the annual Erie County Fair.  As in past years, various Erie County departments, including the Health Department, will be located in the Marketplace Building on 42nd Street on the Fair Grounds in Hambu... »

Breastfeeding Benefits

  Breastfeeding has benefits for both infants and mothers, both in the short-term and the long-term alike, according to Ohio University’s Ilana Chertok, who added that the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for babies up to six months of age and continued breastfeeding (along with appropriate complimentary meals) for up to two years or beyond. Exclusive breastfeeding... »

Concussion Management Forum

Western New York Public Health Alliance and the New York State Public Health Association Symposium: Concussion Management Forum On Thursday July 12th, the Western New York Public Health Alliance and the New York State Public Health Association collaborated to host the first Symposium in a series of Symposiums on brain health with the topic of Concussion Management. This free Symposium was held at ... »

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