Health

Buffalo Skin Cancer Rates

BUFFALO SKIN CANCER RATES HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE BlueCross BlueShield Medical Director Provides Simple Tips to Protect your Skin from the Summer Sun Buffalo, NY- Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with the highest diagnosis rates on the East Coast, according to new information released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Findings show that Buffalo’s diagnosed skin canc... »

Not Your Grandmother’s Rehab

          By Annette Pinder For several years Centers Health Care, which includes Ellicott and Buffalo Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing, has been quietly rebuilding their facilities, staff, and reputation by introducing state-of-the-art programs and systems, especially in short-term rehabilitation. That effort is continuing this summer, when both Centers will make a ... »

Watching Life-Saving Stroke Procedures in Real Time at GVI

By Annette Pinder Recently, I watched two live stroke procedures performed by endovascular neurosurgeons at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). Yes live! And those attending experienced just two of the 10-20 life-saving procedures performed daily, and 7,000 performed yearly at GVI. Dr. Ken Snyder, endovascular neurosurgeon narrated the surgeries in real time as Drs. Elad Levy and Jason Davies performe... »

High Blood Pressure?

Take Charge of Your Health! By Richard Vienne, D.O. Thousands of adults in our region are putting their health at risk by failing to do what they can to manage their high blood pressure. According to research by Univera Healthcare, more than 400,000 Western New York adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Amazingly, one third of them report not having made any changes to their diet or... »

Extreme Heat Precautions

Be Prepared for this Weekend’s High Temperatures ERIE COUNTY, NY—This weekend’s forecast is for weather with both high temperatures and high humidity. Erie County Executive, Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale Bursteinremind residents, especially those most at risk, to take necessary precautions as extremely high temperatures can adversely affect your health. “The most important... »

Meet a Healthy Hero – Dr. Lixin Zhang

Dr. Lixin Zhang has helped thousands of patients with dizziness, imbalance and tinnitus By Annette Pinder “Nobody should live with dizziness,” says Lixin Zhang, M.D., PhD, director of the Dizziness, Balance, and Tinnitus Center at DENT Neurologic Institute, one of the most comprehensive dizziness centers in the world. Born and raised in China, Dr. Zhang graduated from Weifang Medical College at th... »

Tips for a Healthier U

  Each Wednesday on Eyewitness News (Channel 7) at 5am, 5pm and 6pm, Univera Healthcare Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vienne 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 heading off to coll... »

Buffalo Dinner Club and Independent Health

The Buffalo Dinner Club and Independent Health present Dining with Diabetes dinner event BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 20, 2018)– The Buffalo Dinner Club and Independent Health are excited to announce they are presenting “Dining with Diabetes,” a unique dining experience for people with diabetes. The first dinner event will be held at Sun Cuisine in Williamsville on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ... »

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... »

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