Unraveling the Mystery of Complex Medical Conditions

Unraveling the Mystery of Complex Medical Conditions

Chiari malformation, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and Syringomyelia — Second Opinions, Being Creative, and Recognizing that Each Patient is Different By Madeleine Kates Chiari malformation and associated conditions including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Syringomyelia were recently the focus of a medical conference held at Buffalo’s Hyatt Regency that drew neurological

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Meeting the Challenging Face of Health Care Delivery

Meeting the Challenging Face of Health Care Delivery

Health Care Delivery at GPPC: This isn’t your parents’ Buffalo anymore! By Matthew Chandler Travel through virtually any part of the Queen City and you’ll notice one thing — growth. And lots of it. From the incredible changes on the waterfront, to the rapid development along the

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How to Recover From a Stroke

How to Recover From a Stroke

Recovering from a stroke: Elderwood provides many options during this challenging time Thousands of Americans suffer strokes each year. While many risk factors can contribute to stroke, the reality is that almost anyone, at any age, can suffer a stroke. A stroke is a “brain attack” due to

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How Often Do Kids Need Eye Exams?

How Often Do Kids Need Eye Exams?

We all know that changing and diminished vision are a normal part of aging. But even children can experience changing vision, highlighting the importance of kids receiving routine eye exams. The frequency of eye exams depends on a child’s age and condition of his or her eyesight.

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Low Cost Preventive Care for Children

Low Cost Preventive Care for Children

How Children Can Receive Free or Low-Cost Preventive Care Medicaid and CHIP benefits include vaccinations, regular checkups, dental visits, and more. Children are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to measles and other highly contagious diseases. Giving babies recommended vaccinations by age 2 is one

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Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Coffee as a pathway to peace: Accommodating people with disabilities By David Hill It sounds strange. And yet, on an island in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, that’s exactly what’s percolating. University at Buffalo researchers are working with an international development organization and local coffee cooperatives

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Camp Blue Skies: Youth Grief Support

Camp Blue Skies: Youth Grief Support

By Abigail Unger Hospice Buffalo’s (Hospice) mission is to provide optimal care, support, advocacy, and education to anyone impacted by serious illness and loss by providing a continuum of care that spans the course of disease progression through bereavement. A significant component of this care is guiding

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6 Signs Your Pet Has Fleas

6 Signs Your Pet Has Fleas

Courtesy of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society No pet parent wants to encounter fleas, but they’re all too common in our furry friends. Signs of flea infestations aren’t always apparent, but pet owners should be aware of them: Scratching, licking, biting: Fleas reside in hard-to-reach places. The head,

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