New Study: 3D Finds Breast Cancers Earlier

A new study adds to a significant body of evidence showing improved results using 3D mammograms for breast cancer screening. The technology detects the disease earlier when it’s easiest to treat and reduces false alarms for cancer-free patients.  (NAPS)—When it comes to telling if someone has—or doesn’t have—breast cancer, three dimensions are a lot better than two, according to recent resear... »

What Bystanders Should Know About CPR and Why

Read an interview and watch the video published on featuring Chair UB Department of Medicne, Dr. Anne B. Curis, »

What’s Behind Female Hair Loss?

Baldness is an issue most often associated with men, but women suffer from hair loss too. You may be surprised how prevalent this condition is. Hair loss can affect the entire body, and may be caused by genetics, side effects of medications, or due to physical or psychological ailments. Research shows that as many as two-thirds of all women experience hair loss to some degree. You may notice stran... »

Operation Walk USA Restores Mobility for Uninsured Patients

While more than one million knee and hip replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, countless men and women continue to live with severe arthritic pain and immobility because they cannot afford joint replacement surgery. Thanks to Operation Walk USA and a volunteer team of nurses and physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, two local patients were able to receive a surgery on December 3 a... »

men and women are choosing ultherapy® the newest non-surgical alternative to a more youthful appearance

by Annette Pinder Ultherapy® is the latest FDA approved treatment to enter the $30 billion aesthetics market. However it is different than other in-office aesthetic procedures. Based on well-known ultrasound principles used by physicians for decades, Ulthera technology allows aesthetics physicians to see and treat deep below the surface of the skin, without surgery. While drawing on the same relia... »

RPCI Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism of Tumor Cell Invasion in Melanoma

BUFFALO, NY — The most devastating feature of cancer is that it often spreads throughout the human body and forms secondary tumors also known as metastases. One of the most aggressive metastatic cancers with no currently available curative therapy is melanoma, a type of skin cancer that originates from melanocytes, cells that normally make skin tan. Lifetime risk and mortality rates of metastatic ... »

Lower-cost options to highest-cost drugs within reach

By Richard Vienne, D.O. Back in 2005, 53 percent of prescriptions in upstate New York were filled with a generic. That prompted Univera Healthcare to launch a campaign to encourage people to ask their doctor or pharmacist about lower-cost options. Generics are approved by the Food and Drug Administration as being as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, at a lower cost. Today, 80 pe... »

Are Baby Boomers At Risk for Liver Disease?

Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring all primary care providers and hospitals offer Hepatitis C screening to all baby boomers in New York State. Those individuals born between 1945 and 1965 – baby boomers – currently account for over 70 percent of the 3 to 4 million Americans living with Hepatitis C who are at risk for developing advanced liver cancer. UBMD Intern... »

Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

Beginning Tuesday October 15th, adults who are age 65 or older or are disabled will have the option to keep or switch their Medicare Advantage plans for 2014. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. You can “age in” to Medicare throughout the year. “Eligible individuals should first review any premium or benefit changes to their current plans for 2014,” said Michael Bur... »

Tips for buying insurance on the exchange

With the October 1 launch of the new health insurance exchange, consumers should take the time to research their options. “You should at least do as much research when buying health insurance as you would when buying a major appliance or new car,” said Art Wingerter, president of Univera Healthcare.  Individuals who are uninsured, or who are looking for lower cost health insurance coverage, h... »

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