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Twelve ways UB researchers made groundbreaking discoveries — and headlines — in 2018

In 2018, University at Buffalo students and faculty reached new scientific heights and pushed the boundaries of innovation, shaping the world for years to come. Their discoveries made headlines in news outlets worldwide, from The New York Times and The Washington Post to The Guardian and CBC Radio. Politics | Predicting election outcomes Democrats made major gains in the House of Representatives i... »

BlueCross BlueShield Partners With WebMD Health Services

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced a new partnership with WebMD Health Services, a subsidiary of the leading on-line health information company, WebMD Health Corp, to support the launch of a newly designed wellness website, MyBlueHealth. MyBlueHealth offers enhanced digital wellness capabilities for the 169 employers in Western New York that utilize the health plan’s suite of... »

American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like lifting a heavy shovel... »

Buffalo JCC Offers Free Memberships to Furloughed Government Workers

FREE TO CURRENT JCC MEMBERS Buffalo, New York — The government shutdown has left hundreds of local federal workers furloughed or uncertain when their next paycheck will come. The Buffalo JCC has announced that it will be offering to cease monthly membership fees to those current members who aren’t being paid during the shutdown. According to the United States Office of Personnel Management, there ... »

The Ride For Roswell Offering More Start Times for Popular Routes in 2019

Today, The Ride For Roswell, presented by the West Herr Automotive Group, launched registration for this summer’s event, taking place on Saturday, June 22. Online registration is now open, and available at RideForRoswell.org. Funds raised through The Ride benefit innovative cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, including clinical trials and immunotherapy studies, as well as ... »

BlueCross BlueShield and Canalside Offer Discounted Themed Skates All Winter Long!

WHAT:              BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the official health plan of The Ice at Canalside, presents themed skates for all ages. Scheduled theme skate include character skates, DJ skates, college nights, and much more. Those participating will receive $1 off their ice admission. BlueCross BlueShield members can show their member ID card all season long to receive a $1 off skate ... »

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York are pleased to present “ASD: Emerging Sexuality and Safety Across the Lifespan” presented by Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin. For over 30 years, Dr. Peloquin has treated individuals with developmental and learning disorders and their families, focusing on children, teens and young adults with Anxiety, Regulatory, Se... »

The Boy Scouts Welcome Erie County Sheriff’s Office to The First Aid Rally: An Emergency First Aid Training and Simulation Event

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at West Seneca West Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca, NY 14224. The event is open to Scouts and non-Scouts ages 9 to 20. Registration is $5 before January 23, $8 after, online at https://bit.ly/2CQ1uHS through 1/31. Youth can also become a Scout at the ev... »

THE INDEPENDENT HEALTH AND BUFFALO BILLS HEALTH & WELLNESS CHALLENGE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE WESTERN NEW YORKERS TO LIVE HEALTHIER

The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge continues to motivate Western New Yorkers to get active, eat right and take charge of their health. More than 27,000 individuals – including 2,725 new participants – registered for this past fall’s Health & Wellness Challenge, which ran from October 22 through December 2. Participants were once again challenged to integra... »

Intensive Care Unit Renovated for Veterans VA: Western New York Healthcare System Continues With Modernization of Facilities

VA Western New York Healthcare System will celebrate the renovation of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:30am. Veterans in need of critical care and those who have surgery receive one-on-one care in the ICU from a highly skilled health care team, to include doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and pharmacists, until th... »

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