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Catholic Health Seeking Requests for Community Benefit Grants As part of its commitment to improve the health of the community and increase access to care for the underserved, Catholic Health is seeking requests for its 2019 Community Benefit Grants. Non-profit, community-based organizations that serve the poor and disadvantaged by addressing unmet health needs are invited to submit a grant applic... »

Got the Munchies?

To test the munchies, researchers offer a choice: chips or an orange? As cannabis legalization efforts grow, need arises for tailored health education, study authors say BUFFALO, N.Y. — Picture this: Researchers attending a cannabis decriminalization event ask attendees, who are high on marijuana, to fill out surveys. The questionnaires ask participants to list the foods they typically eat while h... »

UB earns high marks in green power usage

Buffalo tops the Mid-American Conference, and ranks No. 10 on Environment America list BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tis the season for sustainability rankings in higher education, and the University at Buffalo fares well on two lists that track green power usage among the nation’s colleges and universities. For the second straight year, UB tops the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in green power usage, according ... »

Landmark Health Administers Spravato™ for Depression to First WNY Patient

Landmark Health Systems First in Western New York to Administer FDA-approved Spravato™ (Esketamine) for Depression to First Western New York Patient Buffalo, NY – April 24 – Jarod Masci, M.D., Psychiatrist and President of Landmark Health Systems is the first to administer Spravato™(esketamine) nasal spray to a patient with treatment-resistant depression in Western New York. The U.S. F... »

Walgreens Launches Everyday Hero Squad of Five New Red Noses, Kicks Off Red Nose Day’s Fifth Annual Campaign

The iconic Red Nose has returned to Walgreens for its fifth year in support of Red Nose Day, this time with help from some friends. The new Red Nose Day Everyday Heroes hit the shelves of Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide this morning, officially launching the six-week fundraising campaign. The limited-edition Everyday Hero Red Noses – to wear in support of Red Nose Day on Thursday, M... »

In-Demand Dermatopathology Expert Promoted to Director of Surgical Pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has added a new leader to its Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with the promotion of Paul Bogner, MD, to Director of Surgical Pathology. In the Surgical Pathology Division, Dr. Bogner will now oversee fourteen sub-specialty pathologists who handle more than 25,000 cases per year. Armed with sub-specialized training and experience, the team of... »

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Presents Technology for Autism Patients

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game design, to assist and empower people with autism and cognitive speci... »

Researchers Uncover New Role for Tamoxifen in Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Roswell Park team identifies first known prognostic marker for these aggressive tumors

TNBC tumors lack 3 key receptors that existing therapies target Team led by Dr. Gokul Das focused on a different receptor, ER-beta They demonstrate that tamoxifen may be effective against many TNBC tumors. One of the mechanisms that makes so-called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) notoriously aggressive and hard to treat is its ability to disarm proteins that suppress tumors and mutate them in... »

American College of Radiology (ACR) Recognizes Buffalo Medical Group for Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Williamsville Location Earns Three-Year Accreditation

Buffalo Medical Group Radiation Oncology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology, or radiation therapy, is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain. “Providing... »

Health Equity For All: VA Western New York Healthcare System Hosts Conference

VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Minority Veterans Committee is leading the way, hosting its fourth Health Equity Conference, designed for community health care professionals at the Buffalo site of VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, in Room 301, Freedom Hall. Disparities in health care delivery and access may in... »

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