American Cancer Society Study Links Radon Exposure to Cancer in Women

A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of residential radon exposure and hematologic cancer risk, leading the authors to caution that it requires

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Heavy Drinking Makes Quitting Smoking Harder

Chronic Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Make It Harder to Quit Smoking International research team links heavy drinking to increased rate of nicotine metabolism BUFFALO, N.Y. — For smokers who are addicted to alcohol, chronic alcohol abuse may increase the rate of nicotine metabolism and contribute to poor

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People Undergoing Surgery Taking Opiates

More people undergoing surgery and taking opiates to treat back pain  More upstate New Yorkers with back pain are undergoing surgery and taking prescription medication such as opiate painkillers even though noninvasive treatments such as simple exercises and over-the-counter drugs usually work, according to a new Univera Healthcare

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Drugmakers Must Stop Their Pricing Games

  By Art Wingerter Drug spending in the U.S. approached $300 billion in 2014, up by more than $30 billion over the previous year. That jump in spending didn’t go unnoticed. Seventy-seven percent of respondents to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll said that the high cost

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Employee Health

Seneca Gaming and NFMMC Partner to Keep Employees Healthy NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year’s resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corporation, it’s an ongoing commitment to the company’s 4,000 employees. Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation and Niagara Falls Memorial

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center New Surgeries

Gastroparesis – New surgeries at Niagara Falls Memorial provide relief to patients suffering severe gastric issues making it a center of excellence for gastric procedures Kevin Howey of Niagara Falls is a snack food merchandiser who for the past five years couldn’t eat the goods he delivered – or

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