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Complaining About Sexual Harassment Takes Courage

Complaining About Sexual Harassment Takes Courage and Causes Stress! By Lindy Korn, Esq. Why does making a complaint about unwelcome advances cause STRESS? Why does unwanted touching seem impossible to stop when a person says NO? Why do I have to work in FEAR of the consequences of SPEAKING UP? The following is a report by an employee to her employer. Working in the service industry has helped me ... »

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery has come a long way Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss among people age 40 and older. According to Ephram Atwal, M.D., who specializes in laser-assisted small incision cataract surgery with premium multi-focal intraocular lenses, cataracts are the principal cause of blindness in the world. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that aff... »

Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery

A promising drug target for Alzheimer’s could prove valuable By Annette Pinder University at Buffalo (UB) researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene — a hybrid of two genes — implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Their finding suggests that a neurotransmitter receptor, previously successful in animal studies but that failed in human trials for Alzheimer’s, might still turn out t... »

Addicted? Try Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a peer-to-peer addiction program that is changing lives by Dave Goddard If you are thinking of seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one for drug, alcohol, or behavioral addiction, you are far from alone. The number of people suffering from habitual dependence in America is truly astounding. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 20 million A... »

Managing Diabetes

Adults with Diabetes are Getting Better at Managing their Disease Compliance with Care Recommendations is on the Rise Upstate New York adults who have diabetes are better at managing their disease than they were just a few years ago, according to a review of self-reported patient data by Univera Healthcare. More adults with diabetes are measuring their blood sugar daily, having an A1C blood test t... »

Tips for a Healthier U

Tips for A Healthier U  From Univera Healthcare Each Wednesday on Eyewitness News (Channel 7) at 5am, 5pm and 6pm, Univera Healthcare Medical Director, Steven Dina, M.D., shares health and wellness tips for A Healthier U. Topics include staying safe in the sun while reducing the risk for skin cancer, a telemedicine app to download before your next family vacation, health tips for parents of kids h... »

Can CBD help treat depression?

A recent article in Medical News Today by Jon Johnson reviewed by Alan Carter, PharmD, discusses the potential for cannabidiol (CBD) to treat depression. As CBD continues to gain in popularity, Johnson says research into its potential benefits for treating depression look promising. CBD is one of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids, found in the plant Cannabis sativa, similar to tetrahydrocanna... »

Early Detection of Lung Cancer Saves Lives–But Not Enough are Being Saved

By Annette Pinder The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that anyone between the ages of 55 and 80 years who who has a 30 pack-year smoking history, currently smokes, or has quit within the past 15 years be screened annually for lung cancer with low-dose CT (LDCT). Alarmingly, statistics show that less than two percent of those eligible are taking advantage of this life saving e... »

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 ... »

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