Health

Atwal Eye Received Excellence Award

AMHERST CHAMBER HONORS ATWAL EYE CARE WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD Photo caption left to right Friday at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce 2018 Small Business Awards program at Samuel’s Grande Manor as the Chamber honored Atwal Eye Care with its Excellence Award: Atwal Eye Care Administrator David Korzak and Amherst Chamber President A.J. Baynes. The Principles of Atwal Eye Care Dr. Amar and Dr. Ephr... »

ECMC Farmers’ Market at Grider

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and ECMC Foundation opened the Farmers’ Market at Grider for the tenth season on Friday, January 8. ECMC pastoral care staff, administrators, vendors and area residents joined today in the annual “Blessing of the Market.” The Farmers’ Market at Grider is a community resource providing access to healthy food and promoting healthy lifestyles in the 14215... »

Understanding Depression and Suicide

By Shannon Traphagen Junior Seau, L’Wren Scott, Robin Williams, and just this week Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade–what do these individuals have in common? Unfortunately, they all took their own lives due to mental health struggles. Kate Spade, fashion designer icon, and billionaire had been battling with depression and anxiety for years, according to her husband, Andy Spade, who she ... »

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara Present Fitness in the Parks for Seventh Consecutive Year

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara are teaming up for the 7th consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes throughout Western New York. The outdoor classes begin tomorrow, May 31 and run until August 25. “Independent Health is excited to partner with YMCA Buffalo Niagara again this summer to offer Fitness in the Parks. It’s a great way to get out... »

The Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces nearly $1 million in Mental Health Grants

Today, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation (Lee Foundation) announced $984,250 in mental health grants and scholarships to support mental health professionals. The Lee Foundation concentrates its investments in two key focus areas – mental health and education. “May is Mental Health Awareness Month so it is an opportunity for us to bring greater awareness to mental illness and its far reaching impact on... »

Maria M. Love grant will help Kidney Foundation of WNY serve patients

The Kidney Foundation of Western New York is better able to meet the needs of local patients, thanks to a grant from the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund. The $10,000 grant, awarded in April, will be used to provide medical identification jewelry, nutritional supplements and transportation assistance to kidney disease patients with a demonstrated financial need. “Kidney disease brings so many chall... »

Finding the Spark that Connects Us All

Our Cover Model – Amy Pinder by Shannon Traphagen A Buffalo native, Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, is co-founder, owner, and executive director of Inclusion Festival. She is also a yogi, hula hooper, arts enthusiast, and speech-language pathologist at Celebrate the Children in New Jersey with over ten years of experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences. Acutely aware t... »

Hospice of Buffalo National Healthcare Decisions Day–April 16th

Hospice Buffalo, along with 1000 other national, state and community organizations, is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) April 16. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. Advance ... »

Veggie Vans – UB study

Do Veggie Vans change the way people eat? New UB study aims to find out National Cancer Institute is funding $3.1 million study to measure the effectiveness of mobile produce markets BUFFALO, N.Y. — Communities across the United States are turning to mobile produce markets as a way to bring fresh, healthy food choices to underserved neighborhoods. But, are these veggie vans actually changing the w... »

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Expands its Opportunity to Impact Caregivers

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) today announced a partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) along with a $2 million grant to each organization to endow a new staff position focused on developing and funding programs and initiatives that support caregivers for older adults. The need for resour... »

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