Independent Health and Brook Expand Patient-Driven Partnership

Independent Health and Brook expand patient-driven partnership Brook Health Companion offers news capabilities to help all Independent Health members take charge of their health BUFFALO, N.Y., November 14, 2018– Independent Health and Brook, a leading digital health platform for chronic disease management, have made it easier for Independent Health members to self-manage their care and make the be... »

Hospice and Palliative Care Month

On November 6 purple lights will illuminate the Peace Bridge in recognition of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month (Cheektowaga, NY) – November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospice and palliative care programs across the country are reaching out to offer community education about the benefits. Understanding there are many misconceptions about hospice and palliative ca... »

The Brain-Body Connection–How Neurofeedback Helps

By Shannon Traphagen “Life presents us with a variety of challenges, emotional and physical that impact the brain-body connection. It’s all interconnected.” Dr. Kathy Calabrese, a licensed family and marriage therapist, received her PH.D. from the University at Buffalo before becoming certified in neurofeedback therapy from the Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Certification Internationa... »

Stroke Prevention Carotid Artery Screening

ERIE COUNTY CLERK MICKEY KEARNS & MERCY HOSPITAL OF BUFFALO ANNOUNCE RESULTS FROM THE STROKE PREVENTION CAROTID ARTERY SCREENINGS’ October 29this World Stroke Awareness Day; Stroke remains a top health concern for Erie County Buffalo, NY-  In timing with World Stroke Awareness Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and C.J. Urlaub, President and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo announced the res... »

Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry Drives Good Health in Buffalo’s Old First Ward Mercy Hospital, Food Bank, and Catholic Charities team up to serve area families    Buffalo, NY— Mercy Hospital, Food Bank of WNY, and Catholic Charities have joined forces on a new “Mobile” Food Pantry at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) located at 397 Louisiana Streetin Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The free service delivers... »

Joe Biden – Words Matter

Vice President Joe Biden, in speaking to an audience of 6,500 at UB Alumni Arena, said he hopes recent events will wake everyone up to the realization that we have to put this country back together again. Biden emphasized that “words matter” as he recited a portion of the poem Second Coming by W.B. Yeats. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,... »

Windsong Shines a Light on Lung Cancer

Windsong Radiology to Hold 2nd Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Event (Williamsville, October 15, 2018) — Windsong Radiology has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance since 2015 for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Windsong will host the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event on Wednesday, November 14th from 6-7 PM in the Windsong commun... »

Independent Health Receives 4.5 Stars Medicare and Medicaid Designation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services designates Independent Health as a 4.5 Star Rated Medicare Plan for 2019 Star Ratings are one of many things Medicare beneficiaries should consider when selecting a Medicare Advantage plan for 2019 (BUFFALO, N.Y., October 24, 2018) Independent Health has once again been recognized as a 4.5 Star Rated Medicare Plan* by the Centers for Medicare and Medi... »

Univera Healthcare Receives Highest Accreditation

Congratulations to Univera Healthcare!           The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded Univera Healthcare’s commercial lines of business its highest accreditation status of EXCELLENT, for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. Univera’s HEDIS quality... »

Museum of disABILITY Grand Opening for “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” Exhibit

When Willard Psychiatric Center in New York’s Finger Lakes closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building. Since their discovery, an incredible exhibit was created that showcases the moving stories behind these suitcases. “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” exhibit has found a home at the Museum of disABILITY History, ... »

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