Health

Ribbon Cutting to Commemorate Neighborhood Health Centers Newest Site in Blasdell NY

Western New York community leaders in health, local elected officials and surrounding community members joined Neighborhood Health Center staff, board members, patients and stakeholders for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the new 38,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art medical facility in Blasdell. The new medical center will significantly expand quality health services to the re... »

Are your kids’ vaccinations are up to date?

Make sure your kids’ vaccinations are up-to-date! If you have school age children, your summer home work is to check to see that their immunizations are current. If the medical file you keep on them at home isn’t complete, call their pediatrician to see if any immunizations are needed before the first day of school. “It’s important for adults to keep up with their family’s immuni... »

afternoon respite programs

For parents, guardians and caregivers of young people with developmental disabilities, it’s not always possible to work full days or complete errands when a loved one’s needs take priority. Located in safe, community settings, People Inc.’s Afternoon Respite Programs are a bridge between school/day programs and home. The programs provide well-rounded experiences to nurture the skills of those with... »

Treating Adult Congenital Heart Defects

by Annette Pinder Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. They can involve the interior walls of the heart, the valves inside the heart, and the arteries and veins that carry blood to the heart or the body. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, affecting eight of e... »

Building an Empire of Health and Beauty

By Annette Pinder When I met Sherry Hale a couple of years ago, she was wearing a white esthetics jacket. The epitome of professionalism, she told me that she was building a medical spa, unlike any other. Hale’s determination was obvious, and somehow I kept running into her at various events. Each time she had taken her dream a bit farther, in working toward her goal. I also knew about Hale’s dedi... »

An Integrative Approach to Obesity

By Jennifer Jennings DNP, MS Our long-awaited summer has arrived, along with friend and family gatherings, replete with a smorgasbord of foods, tempting us to indulge and overindulge. While most of us are anxious to enjoy all that the season has to offer, there is probably no better time to choose a more mindful approach to eating due to the physical and economic costs of obesity. According to the... »

Tips and Cautions for the Weekend Warrior

If you find that weekends are your only time to exercise, take heart, especially if you engage in longer, more intense activities on Saturdays and/or Sundays. “The good news is that a recent study showed that exercisers like you have a lower risk of mortality compared to sedentary adults,” said Bruce Naughton, M.D., Univera Healthcare chief medical officer for Medicare.  “However, the jury is stil... »

Independent Health Bills Health and Wellness Challenge

THOUSANDS OF WESTERN NEW YORKERS PARTICIPATE IN THIS SPRING’S INDEPENDENT HEALTH AND BUFFALO BILLS HEALTH & WELLNESS CHALLENGE Six-week, community-wide health and wellness initiative continues to gain momentum; Depew resident awarded grand prize trip to South Beach to see the Bills play Miami Orchard Park, N.Y., July 7, 2017 – More than 19,000 Western New Yorkers signed up for this spring’s In... »

Telemedicine Phone App Essential for Family Vacations

A “must have” addition to your packing list for this summer’s family trip won’t take up any suitcase space. It’s an app for your smart phone that gives you access to a board certified telemedicine physician from wherever you happen to be sightseeing. “The ideal situation for getting medical care is when a patient sees his or her own doctor in person,” said Richard Vienne, D.O., Univera Healthcare ... »

Can people with dementia travel?

By Thane Schulz Summer is finally approaching, and it’s a wonderful time to get out to enjoy the beautiful warm weather. For many folks, it means traveling to see friends, explore new places, and learn about different cultures. If you are thinking about traveling with a loved one who has dementia, it is wise to take some safety precautions. Someone with advanced stage dementia may get too confused... »

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