Save 40 Babies’ Lives in One Hour

The ultimate gift! By Annette Pinder Are you Rh-negative? If so, you are among a special group of people who can save up to 40 lives in one hour, simply by donating part of your blood – the plasma. This is because plasma contains a substance that can prevent hemolytic disease (HDN) which occurs when a Rh-negative mother’s immune system produces antibodies that attach to the red blood cells of her ... »

Mobile Mammography Screening

Mobile Mammography Unit Now Available in All Eight Counties Please call 716-929-9494 for information or DATE LOCATION ADDRESS ZIP CODE COUNTY TIME 3/7/2018 Dr Balaban-Stahl 21 N. Main St Middleport, NY 14105 14105 NIAGARA 8:00am-4:00pm 3/9/2018 Randolph Town Hall Randolph Town Hall – 72 Main Street – Randolph, NY 14772 14204 CATTARAUGUS 9:00am-2:00pm 3/... »

Little red hats to be given to hundreds of newborns

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and Catholic Health are teaming up for Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14. The two groups will host a press conference and photo opportunity on February 13th from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main Street in Buffalo, to highlight “Little Hats, Big Hearts,” a national pro... »

HEALTHeLINK Releases Community Report

Health information exchange (HIE) continues to have a positive impact on the quality of patient care across the nation, in New York State through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and in Western New York as demonstrated in HEALTHeLINK’S recently released 2017 Report to the Community. “The value of having a more complete picture of a patient’s clinical history at the p... »

Encouraging options to high-cost specialty drugs

By Mona Chitre Have you ever wondered why health care spending in the U.S. often exceeds that of other industrialized nations who have health care outcomes similar to ours? It turns out that one reason for this difference is our lack of approved biosimilar medications to compete with high-priced, brand-name biologics. Biologics are heavily advertised and very expensive specialty medications that h... »

HOPE Buffalo Partners with Buffalo Public Schools

The Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) Office of Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting (T3P) has embarked on a mission to reduce teenage pregnancy and improve academic and social outcomes for parenting students and their children by the end of 2020. This New Education Bargain at BPS has been fortunate to partner with HOPE Buffalo, a project of CAI Global and the Erie County Department of Health. The H... »

3D Mammography Study Detects Smaller Cancers

Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) Study Reveals Tomo Detects Smaller Cancers Williamsville, January 31, 2018 — Dr. Cynthia Fan will present the findings from a retrospective study conducted by Windsong Radiology Group and Windsong Breast Care at the 28th Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Center (NCBC) Conference this March. The study shows that 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammomgraphy) detects smaller cancers... »

Feel Like You Have the Flu? Here’s What You Should Do!

We are experiencing a particularly severe flu season As the number of local flu cases increases so too is the concern about what to do if you think you’re getting the flu. “Flu is easily spread and with this particularly severe flu season, it’s understandable that people may be concerned if they experience flu-related symptoms,” said Richard Vienne, D.O., vice president and chief medical officer a... »

Independent Health Buffalo Bills Health and Wellness Challenge

THE INDEPENDENT HEALTH AND BUFFALO BILLS HEALTH & WELLNESS CHALLENGE ACHIEVES MILESTONE BY SURPASSING THE 20,000 PARTICIPANT MARK Participation in six-week, community-wide health and wellness initiative continues to grow; Tonawanda resident awarded grand prize trip for two to Nashville Orchard Park, N.Y., January 24, 2018 – The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challen... »

Facing A Crisis or Slow Decline?

Facing a Crisis or Slow Decline: Planning Can Make a Difference By Laurie Menzes As an elder law and estate-planning attorney, I typically see two types of families — those facing an immediate crisis, and those observing the gradual decline of a loved one. In both situations, feelings of concern and decisions regarding appropriate level of care can be overwhelming, as can the financial and legal i... »

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