ECMC Works with Health Department on Ebola Designation

Regional hospital’s readiness and expertise reason for decision               BUFFALO, NY – Oct. 30, 2014 – Erie County Medical Center officials announced today that the hospital will partner with the New York State Department of Health to be  designated as an Ebola-care facility for adult patients in Western New York. Hospital ... »

Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy Boosts Success Rate for Smokers Looking to Quit

Collaborative study of uninsured smokers finds benefit from pairing nicotine patches with quitline support BUFFALO, N.Y. — Uninsured smokers who used nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches in combination with NRT lozenges nearly doubled their quit rates when using the support of a quitline, according to a study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Smoking Cessation. A team of scie... »

Cancer Answers: “Below the Belt” Gynecologic Cancers: What you need to know about your Gynecological Health

When: Tuesday September 2, 2014 from 6-8pm  Where: American Red Cross (Rear Building)  786 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209  Gynecologic Cancers: What you need to know about your Gynecologic Health. We all know about our breast health…but what about other female cancers? What’s healthy, what’s not? Your Pap smear only tests for cervical cancer, not uterine or ovaria... »

Overweight and Obese Preschoolers Lose More Weight and Keep it off When Parent is also Treated

Parental involvement is an important part of treating overweight and obese preschoolers, says Teresa Quattrin. Parent involvement in the primary care setting results in sustained weight loss for parent and child; parents had an average 14-pound loss By Ellen Goldbaum Release Date: July 24, 2014 Share This  Print “Our results show that the traditional approach to overweight prevention and... »

New Mouse Model May Open Autism Treatment Research Avenues

July 29, 2014  The hallmark of an excellent researcher is an open mind. That flexibility and openness is what led Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, to follow a hunch about a brain receptor – resulting in a new mouse model that may give researchers a new avenue for testing drugs for autism. Nature Publishing Groups’ Translation... »

Roswell Park-Led Team Identifies Mechanism of Chemotherapy Resistance in Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Specific cancer stem cells need to be treated in a different manner than the whole tumor, researchers conclude BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have identified a mechanism of breast cancer cells that leads to chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer. These preclinical findings, published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Oncology,... »

Lack of Insurance Coverage a Barrier to Lung Cancer Screening

Vast majority of current, former smokers willing to undergo spiral CT, Roswell Park/MUSC study finds BUFFALO, N.Y. — The majority of current and former smokers would welcome screenings for lung cancer if their insurance covered the spiral computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Medical University of South Carolina and published online... »

Make your health care wishes known

By Patricia Bomba, M.D. Wednesday April 16, 2014 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, when you are encouraged to initiate an ongoing conversation with loved ones and your physicians about your health care preferences, and also select a spokesperson (proxy) to make medical decisions on your behalf in case you can’t make them for yourself. These steps are part of a process known as advance care pla... »

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Roswell Park/University at Buffalo study finds significant risk for women who never smoked BUFFALO, N.Y. — Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Co... »

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