ECMC Adds Expertise of Four Physicians to Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care Medical Staff

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation officials today announced that four physicians were recently appointed to the medical staff of the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care at ECMC. Dr. Jon VonVisger was appointed Primary Nephrologist and Medical Director. Dr. VonVisger completed combined MD

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People Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Affordable Housing

By Annette Pinder Glenn Thrush, in writing for The New York Times, recently confirmed that the U.S. is in the grips of an escalating housing affordability crisis. “Millions of low-income Americans pay 70 percent or more of their incomes for shelter, while rents continue to rise, and

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A call for action to promote lung health

By Shannon Traphagen Data from a 2016 behavioral risk factor surveillance survey along with the 2017 report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s National Program of Cancer Registries shows that in Erie County, more than 39,000 people were diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) last

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Fit4D and WellCare Partner to Deliver Diabetes Management Solution to Members in New York

Fit4D, a leading tech-enabled diabetes management company based in New York City, and WellCare of New York, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today a partnership to deliver Fit4D’s personalized coaching program to WellCare members living with Type 2 diabetes in the state

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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

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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

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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

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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

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