Maria M. Love grant will help Kidney Foundation of WNY serve patients

The Kidney Foundation of Western New York is better able to meet the needs of local patients, thanks to a grant from the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund. The $10,000 grant, awarded in April, will be used to provide medical identification jewelry, nutritional supplements and transportation assistance to kidney disease patients with a demonstrated financial need. “Kidney disease brings so many chall... »

Memorial Medical Center to hold job fair for nurses

If you’re a registered professional nurse or soon-to-be nursing school graduate, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center wants to talk to you.   The medical center will hold a nursing job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in its Tenth Street Café, 621 10th St. Representatives from Memorial’s inpatient and outpatient services will be on hand to interview job candidates, discuss the adva... »

Niagara County Public Health Director Advises of Flooding Health Risks and Prevention

Because of recent rainstorms, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton advises communities of steps they can take to prevent health risks associated with home flooding.  Flooded homes and basements can present a number of health risks if not addressed adequately.  Problems associated with home flooding include bacterial and viral contamination from sewage backup and mold growth fr... »

Hospice of Buffalo National Healthcare Decisions Day–April 16th

Hospice Buffalo, along with 1000 other national, state and community organizations, is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) April 16. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. Advance ... »

Fashion show to celebrate patients’ transformation

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate the life-changing transformation of individuals who have undergone metabolic weight loss surgery by hosting a fashion show on Tuesday, May 1 at Antonio’s Banquet & Conference Center.   The event will begin at 6 p.m. and highlight participants of Memorial’s minimally invasive bariatric weight loss surgery program.  Each featured model has los... »

Writing Your Own Final Chapter

It’s about writing your own final chapter National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, is a day to encourage everyone ages 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. “Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive, as well as ... »

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Expands its Opportunity to Impact Caregivers

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) today announced a partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) along with a $2 million grant to each organization to endow a new staff position focused on developing and funding programs and initiatives that support caregivers for older adults. The need for resour... »

Strong Results for ECMC Corporation

ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION REPORTS STRONG RESULTS FOR 2017 Hospital reports $3.2 million operating surplus for 2017; strong hospital operations continue BUFFALO, NEW YORK— Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC), Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, today announced that it closed 2017 with a $3.2 million operating surplus on its total $647 million in operating re... »

Kids Get Arthritis Too!

By Joan G. Calkins, MD Juvenile arthritis (JA) describes many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions but can also describe pediatric rheumatic diseases that affect nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 16. JA targets the musculoskeletal system and muscles. Most types of JA share symptoms including pain, joint swelling, redness, and warmth. Some types affect the musculoskeletal syste... »

Worst February in Years for Flu!

Univera Healthcare Says This is the Worst February in Years for Cases of the Flu Univera Healthcare reviewed New York State statistics on confirmed cases of the flu for the past three flu seasons and found that once again, February looks to be when the flu begins to peak. February of this year produced nearly the same number of confirmed flu cases reported in all of last year and more than all of ... »

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