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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Are You Caring for Someone That is Seriously Ill? They May Benefit From a New Approach to Palliative Care

Recently Univera Healthcare and the hospice organizations that serve Western New York’s eight counties announced a two-year palliative care pilot program to improve the quality of life for patients who have serious chronic illnesses. The goal is to get patients referred to palliative care sooner than they typically

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