Independent Living can give you a hand with improving your mental health

A number of organizations that promote good mental health, such as Mental Health America (MHA), the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), have set aside May as Mental Health Awareness Month. MentalHealthMonth-anchorA1 The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has singled out a principal threat to good mental health as STRESS, defined as “o... »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Native American Researcher at Roswell Park

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty researcher Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, has been recognized with a Research Into Action Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) New Connections initiative. Dr. Rodney Haring earns a “Research into Action” award Presented in March at a capstone symposium in New Orleans, the award symbolizes what Dr. Haring has accomplished as a New Connect... »

General Physician, PC Merges with Prestigious Medical Group

General Physician, PC Merges with Prestigious Medical Group Western New York’s third-largest medical group rapidly expands with the addition of prestigious Primary Care Practice General Physician, PC welcomes Lancaster Medical into the Primary Care service line.  With Lancaster Medical, the total number of providers under General Physician, PC increases to approximately 230 with over 60 locations ... »

What Crisis Services Means to Our Community

What Crisis Services Means to Our Community: Investing in Us Means Saving Thousands of Lives by Jessica Pirro Over 50 years ago, Crisis Services in Erie County was forged out of a need for improvements in the system of mental health and emotional support at a time when suicide rates were escalating. The goal to prevent suicides and other crisis incidents continues today including support to approx... »

Renewal Center – Mental Health Services Hospital Diversion Program

New Facebook page provides easy access to hospital diversion program run by, and for, recipients of mental health services – Renewal Center Peer-operated and peer-staffed with highly-trained personnel, The Renewal Center (TRC) has served its constituents at 327 Elm Street, South of Genesee Street, in Buffalo, NY 14203, daily from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, for nearly one and a half years.  It now ... »

Landmark Health Administers Spravato™ for Depression to First WNY Patient

Landmark Health Systems First in Western New York to Administer FDA-approved Spravato™ (Esketamine) for Depression to First Western New York Patient Buffalo, NY – April 24 – Jarod Masci, M.D., Psychiatrist and President of Landmark Health Systems is the first to administer Spravato™(esketamine) nasal spray to a patient with treatment-resistant depression in Western New York. The U.S. F... »

Summer camp options abound

By Shannon Traphagen Summer camp is a beloved tradition in many families as parents fondly recall spending their summers at camp, making lifelong friends and learning the finer points of roasting marshmallows and competing in three-legged sack races. There are a variety of summer camps, each offering something different. The following are some local options. Day camps. When attending a day camp, k... »

How to recognize colic

New parents experience many things for the first time in the months after their children are born. One of the more perplexing problems new moms and dads may experience is colic. Dr. Joan Calkins of Village Pediatrics and Rheumatology explains that colic is frequent, prolonged, and intense crying and fussiness in a healthy infant. Colic is such a frustrating enigma because the distress has no appar... »

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Presents Technology for Autism Patients

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game design, to assist and empower people with autism and cognitive speci... »

Oral Contraceptives Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Use of Oral Contraceptives Protects Against Most-Fatal Types of Ovarian Cancer Findings from Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium data to be presented at AACR 19 Earlier studies noted lower risk of ovarian cancer in oral contraceptive users Roswell Park/UB team pooled data from several large ovarian cancer studies Odds of highly fatal ovarian cancer went down 32% for every 5 years of use ATLANTA ... »

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