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 ... »

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. ... »

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