Amy Alexander’s personal wellness journey leads to a career helping others

Personal wellbeing has long been a priority for Hamburg’s Amy Alexander. Her wellness journey led her to become a personal trainer in 2007, and later to open Metamorphosis Pilates & Bodywork, Inc. in East Aurora. And on April 23, 2019, she’ll achieve another important milestone — the one-year anniversary of her studio at 268 Main St. The location — in the heart of a quaint, quiet village surro... »

Quit Smoking and Stay Tobacco-Free with Spring-Cleaning!

Throughout New York State, the advent of spring conjures images of tidying unsightly areas and making preparations for warmer weather. For those who smoke cigarettes, the spring cleaning season can also provide an opportune time to quit and stay tobacco-free. The addictive power of nicotine makes quitting smoking hard, but support is always available by talking with a healthcare provider and calli... »

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Photos Chosen for National Exhibit

Three photographs of Oishei Children’s Hospital patients and caregivers taken by Kaleida Health medical photographer, Joe Cascio, were selected for inclusion in the 2019-2020 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, the result of a national competition by the Children’s Hospital Association. Cascio’s photos were chosen from nearly 400 images submitted by over 50 children’s hospitals across the county. ... »


John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and UBMD Pediatrics have announced a new partnership with Pediatric Cardiology Associates of Western New York, LLC (PCAWNY), led by Joseph Orie, MD, to enhance inpatient cardiac care for infants, children and adolescents. Dr. Orie, who was recently appointed medical director of pediatric cardiology at Oishei Children’s Hospital, will provide inpatient care at Ois... »

Lowering Colorectal Cancer Risk

Lowering Colorectal Cancer Risk with Diet and Lifestyle Research finds processed meats such as hot dogs increase risk while whole grains lower the risk.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women in the U.S. and research shows an alarming rate of increase among younger adults over more than a decade. Experts at the American Institute for Can... »

Tops Teams Up for Colon Cancer

Tops Teams Up with Cancer Services Program of Erie Country for Colon Cancer Awareness Event WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.– Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to partner with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County (CSP)to provide the community with the opportunity to speak with a CSP representative about the risks of colon cancer and qualifications for an Early Detection Screening Kit.   March is Colon Can... »

More Than a Game: Kids and Gambling

More than Just a Game: The Prevalence of Kids and Gambling How to Prevent it and How to Identify it By Lisa A. Peterangelo, Ed.M. Jake was excited for his 10th birthday. He couldn’t wait to open his presents – especially the ones from Grandma, who somehow always knew what he wanted. When the time finally came, he was thrilled to unwrap Grandma’s present and find the video he wanted. As usual, ther... »

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Breast Cancer Screening is Important – Early Detection Saves Lives! One in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and their risk for developing breast cancer increases with age. Fortunately, mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths. A non-invasive x-ray, mammograms can detect cancer early when it is most treatable and long before it can be felt, improving the odds of survival and... »

Reimagining Health, Education, Social Justice

‘Reimagining: Health ∙ Education ∙ Social Justice’ Community Forum on the Health Impacts of Exploitive Ticketing and Avoidable School Suspensions on African Americans Living in Buffalo Feb. 28, 2019, 4:30 PM – 8 PM, Buffalo Academy For Visual and Performing Arts The African American Health Disparities Task Force (AAHDTF) has announced “Reimagining: Health, Education, Social Justice…A Community For... »

New Treatments for Heart Failure

By Theresa Giambra, R.N. In the U.S., heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalizations for people over 65 (5.6 million), and responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined. More than 600,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. yearly, and 26 million people are affected worldwide. Heart failure, sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pu... »

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