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The Benefits of Alternative Therapy for Mental Health

  One Buffalo Facility Is Leading the Way by Annette Pinder Our bodies respond to how we think, feel and act. Called, “The Mind/Body Connection,” being stressed, anxious or upset affect us mentally and physically. For example, a headache or stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event. In 1992 the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), at the N... »

SUNY Buffalo Study: Constant Stress Linked to Memory Loss

STUDY BY SUNY BUFFALO RESEARCHERS REVEALS WHY CHRONIC STRESS IMPAIRS MEMORY AND MAY TRIGGER MENTAL ILLNESS hronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there’s proof at the molecular level, according to findings published in Neuron by University at Buffalo researchers. “We have identified a causal link between molecules and behavior... »

Groundbreaking Heart Procedure Makes Buffalo General Medical Center #1

by Annette Pinder Something that never happened before in Western New York took place in January. Janice Savey of Olean and Robert Cecchini of Tonawanda, who suffered from severe untreatable aortic stenosis, underwent a new type of surgery, and they believe the outcome is nothing short of a miracle. That’s because a new ground-breaking procedure called transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR)... »

How Music Changes Our Brains

Science is becoming increasingly interested in the relationship between sound and the brain. An expert explainsby Thomas Rogers, Salon.com Music has never been more accessible. Just a decade ago, we were lugging around clunky portable CD players that weighed as much as a hardcover book and would skip whenever we made any sudden movement. Now our entire record collection (and thanks to new companie... »

New Hope for MS Patients in Buffalo

By Annette Pinder Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). As a result, the protective myelin coating (sheath) on nerve cells which functions much like insulation on an electrical wire, becomes damaged, and signals from the nerves can become slow or blocked. Characteristic lesions called “multiple... »

Can Dandelion Tea Cure Cancer?

Dandelion tea touted as possible cancer killer Trials planned at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario CBC News  Posted: Feb 16, 2012 1:08 PM ET  Last Updated: Feb 16, 2012 2:16 PM ET  Read 66comments66 Researchers hope to test dandelion tea on patients at a Windsor, Ont., cancer clinic after it was found the roots killed cancer cells in the lab. (Pat Jeflyn/CBC) Facebook 356 Tw... »

Why Choose Mini Dental Implants

      by Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, DDS When David came in to see me he had just been laid off from work, and the prospect of going on interviews with two missing teeth was overwhelming. When he asked about mini-implants he was shocked to learn they cost 50% less than regular implants and wanted to know why. Approximately 50,000,000 people in the U.S. are “edentulous” (lacking teeth... »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Incognito Braces!

How important is your smile?  Rochester-based firm Harris Interactive polled 1,000 people ages 18-54 to explore the importance of a good smile in business, relationships, and self-esteem. The results may surprise you:  •            85% think a good smile is important in attracting a new partner •      &n... »

WNY Genome Project and What It Means to You

Imagine being able to examine your genetic makeup to determine if you are likely to develop a disease. Imagine being able to receive treatment and medication designed specifically for you in the most effective dose. One of the most important aspects of modern medicine is genetics, or the science of genes and heredity and what makes us different from one another. The genetic makeup (genome) for one... »

Managing Chronic Health Conditions Wirelessly in Buffalo

Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, education or location, the number of Americans who are obese, diabetic or suffer from heart and other chronic diseases continues to rise. Now new wireless mobile technology has the potential to improve patient health and wellbeing.  And best of all – the patient doesn’t even need to operate or understand the technology, and it’s available right here in... »

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