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Cyber-bullying Law in Erie County

Cyber-bullying against children and students is on its way to becoming a misdemeanor in Erie County. The County Legislature unanimously approved a new local law Thursday that would make electronic harassment and bullying against minors and students punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to a year in jail. Legislator Edward A. Rath III, a Republican from Williamsville, proposed updating the cou... »

Floortime – An Emerging Intervention for Children With Autism

By Annette Pinder Growing up in Brooklyn, there was a child on our street who was different. She didn’t talk, and seemed to be off in her own world, as our moms whispered, “She’s autistic.” I found a book at the local library on the topic and secretly yearned to reach this child, but unfortunately never had the opportunity. So years later, it seemed fitting when my daughter, now 25, made the decis... »

People Still Love Print vs. Digital!

According to a recent survey, by GfK MRI, adults who read magazines on digital platforms (including desktop/laptop computers, tablets, e-readers and smartphones) make up 11 percent of gross magazine audience impressions. Interviews with 26,000 American adults on their media habits revealed that out of 1.6 billion magazine impressions, digital-only consumers contribute 166 million. It tur... »

Breast Cancer Facts and Mammography Screening

Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death (behind lung cancer) among American women, claimed the lives of more than 14,000 New York state women from 2003 through 2007, and a total of 70,000 new cases were diagnosed statewide from 2002 through 2006, according to a new report released by Univera Healthcare. To view the complete fact sheet, go towww.univerahealthcare.com/factsheets. »

UM School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research Finds Rate of Celiac Disease is Growing

UM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CENTER FOR CELIAC RESEARCH FINDS RATE OF CELIAC DISEASE IS GROWING Working to solve the puzzle of when people develop celiac disease has led researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research to some surprising findings. Read more here. »

Nearly 2 million NYS Adults are Caregivers

UNIVERA REPORT Reveals Nearly 2 million NYS Adults are Caregivers and devote an average of 13 hours of care per week at an estimated annual economic value of about $20 billion. Nearly 2 million New York state adults provide informal care to family members, neighbors or friends who need assistance with everyday or health-related activities due to chronic physical or mental impairments. These caregi... »

Seniors Risk Falling With More Medications

The More Medications Seniors Take, the Greater Their Risk of Falling. Seniors can take precautions to avoid the risk of falling, such as asking their health care provider to review their medications. A major risk factor for falls among older adults may be lurking in their medicine cabinets. Taking four or more medications, or taking a prescription with side effects that include dizziness and drows... »

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