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Heart-to-Heart: Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

Catholic Health Program: Heart-to-Heart: Preventing and Treating Heart Disease It’s estimated that over 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Coronary artery disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, and congenital heart disease are all common forms of heart disease. Do you know if you are at risk, and what you can do to take charge of your heart health?           ... »

Pharmacy Launches Companion Care

Locally-owned Pharmacy of 60 years launches Companion Care services for older adults It is not always easy navigating through challenges as we age or our loved ones age. As baby boomers have been getting older there has been a greater need for home care services. Which is exactly why Buffalo Pharmacies Vice President of Operations Trent Voelkl opened, Happier at Home right here in Buffalo, New Yor... »

Dr. Chandler Joins Memorial Staff

  Dr. Chandler earned his medical degree at Manipal University’s Kasturba Medical College in India, followed by a master’s degree in Medical Sciences from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. A former chief resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Baystate Health System/University of Massachusetts Medical School, he subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Oncologic Sur... »

ECMC Accreditation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

ECMC Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program ECMC Synergy Bariatrics/Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corpora... »

BlueCross BlueShield Blue Fund

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Announces Blue Fund —Grant Giving Will Focus on Health, Children and Education for Clinicians — Buffalo, NY —BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced the creation of the Blue Fund, a new health-focused grants program. The Blue Fund will award major grants in Western New York, totaling approximately $1 million to $3 million annual... »

Reddy Bikeshare to Celebrate Two Years in the City of Buffalo

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health will honor the bikeshare program’s second full year in the City of Buffalo with a week long celebration at various community events. Free annual memberships and free sunglasses, sponsored by Reddy and Independent Health, will be available for the public while supplies last. Memberships can be redeemed by signing up with a Reddy Bikeshare representative at the... »

Buffalo Skin Cancer Rates

BUFFALO SKIN CANCER RATES HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE BlueCross BlueShield Medical Director Provides Simple Tips to Protect your Skin from the Summer Sun Buffalo, NY- Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with the highest diagnosis rates on the East Coast, according to new information released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Findings show that Buffalo’s diagnosed skin canc... »

Dr. Mark Jajkowski

  Dr. Mark Jajkowski Named Director of Thoracic Surgery at Catholic Health Mark Jajkowski, MD, FACS, has recently been named Director of Thoracic Surgery at Catholic Health. Dr. Jajkowski is a member of Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, an affiliate of Trinity Medical Cardiology, with offices at the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. With over fifteen ... »

DEC Encourages Public to Help Reduce Bear Conflicts

Nuisance Bears Typically Result from Human Actions New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today advised the public that black bears are becoming increasingly active as the summer season ramps up and homeowners can reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts by preventing bears from accessing food sources. Commissioner Seggos said, “Witnessin... »

TASTE OF BUFFALO PRESENTED BY TOPS

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops today announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 35th annual festival. The judging took place Saturday morning, July 7th, by a panel of representatives from the local media, including Buffalo Healthy Living’s Associate Publisher Shannon Traphagen, along with members of Western New York’s pol... »

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