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Deaf Access Services Becomes Affiliate of People Inc.

Deaf Access Services Becomes an Affiliate of People Inc.   Collaboration to provide increased services to a wider audience  On February 12, 2019, the Board of Directors for Deaf Access Services (DAS) voted to become an affiliate of People Inc. in preparation for a more competitive service delivery environment. The affiliation with People Inc., the region’s largest health and human services agency,... »

Univera and Excellus Award Hospitals $25.7 Million for Improvements

Univera and Excellus Health Plan Awards Hospitals $25.7 Million for Quality Improvements Thirty-six upstate New York hospitals and health centers, including eight in Western New York, last year shared $25.7 million in quality improvement incentives from Univera Healthcare and its Rochester parent. The nonprofit health insurer’s performance incentive program was established in 2005. Thus far, it ha... »

Memorial Opens Center to Treat Hepatitis C

Memorial to open center for treatment of Hepatitis C Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced today that board certified infectious disease specialist Dr. Rajinder Bajwa will be providing specialized care for hepatitis C infected patients at the Niagara Wellness Connection Center. In addition to offering screening and treatment for the disease, the new centerwill serve as an educational res... »

Niagara County DOH Recognized by CDC

Niagara County Department of Health Awarded CDC Recognition On February 6, the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division received notice from Ann Albright, Director of Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “We are delighted to award your organization CDC Full Recognition. This is... »

SheCAN! Women’s Group

SheCAN: New group, new concept empowers women in WNY SheCAN! provides education and inspiration to foster personal and professional growth February 7, 2019, Buffalo, NY – Buffalo is home to a new organization committed to empowering women to achieve greater success and happiness in their personal and professional lives. SheCAN! is a non-profit membership-based organization in WNY, founded by... »

Little red knit hats to be given to hundreds of newborns during February as Catholic Health participates in American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

WHAT: The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Catholic Health, with support from The Children’s Heart Foundation (TCHF), area teaming up for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a national program to raise awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, which affect 1 in 100 babies. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14, the two groups will host an intervie... »

Roswell Park Reports New Path to Overcoming Drug Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

The HER2 protein, which encourages the growth of cancer cells, is present in about 20% of all breast cancers. While HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be very aggressive, today the prognosis is generally very good, thanks to the introduction of HER2 inhibitors such as trastuzumab (brand name Herceptin). However, not all HER2-positive breast cancers respond to existing HER2 inhibitors. A renderin... »

Families Stay Fit During Fearless February

FAMILIES TO STAY FIT, HAVE FUN DURING FEARLESS FEBRUARY BlueCross BlueShield Presents a Series of Free, Family-Friendly Events during Winter Break Buffalo, N.Y.— BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is presenting Fearless February, a series of free, healthy activities for families to enjoy during Winter Break from Feb. 16 through Feb. 24. Fearless February kicks off on Feb. 16 with Winter Blas... »

Social Services and Housing Rights Workshops

ROC to host workshops on social services and housing rights The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, will host two upcoming workshops titled Navigating the Department of Social Services and Know Your Housing Rights. The workshops will take place at the ROC, located at 730 Olean Roa... »

Auto Bureau Blood Pressure Screenings

Erie County and Mercy Hospital Launch Free “Heart Healthy” Auto Bureau Blood Pressure Screenings Screenings will be part of American Heart Month in February What do the auto bureaus and your blood pressure have in common? It may not be what you think! As part of American Heart Month in February, the Erie County Clerk’s office and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo have teamed up for the second year to offe... »

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