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... »

New Independent Health Foundation, West Side Community Services Van to Provide Reliable Access to Health Care

BUFFALO, N.Y., (September 20, 2013) – The Independent Health Foundation has partnered with West Side Community Services Center of Buffalo to offer the community a new van service that will help enable better access to health care. The van service, which will be available by appointment to individuals who reside in and near Buffalo’s West Side, will provide reliable transportation to and from non-e... »

Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Autism Society WNY Chapter and Autism Services Center for Learning Invite You To Attend A Workshop on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:45am to 12:45pm at Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY. The workshop will feature Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s H... »

Report Warns of Child Poverty’s Educational and Economic Consequences

(BHL) With more than one in five children living in poverty, the United States faces worsening educational, economic, and social consequences if nothing is done to address the problem, a new report published by the Educational Testing Service finds. According to the report, Poverty and Education: Finding the Way Forward, the official poverty rate for children in the U.S. is 15 percent — ... »

Taking Athletic Performance to the Next Level

When:   Monday, August 12, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where:  Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, 1st Floor Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (map) Description:  Trainers and coaches – Are you using the latest research-based techniques to enhance training and performance, and reduce the risk of injury in your athletes? Join John Karpie, MD; previous Assistant ... »

Melanoma Symptoms Frequently Diagnosed by Podiatrists

New York, NY – July 31, 2013 – When members of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) were surveyed on whether they had ever discovered melanoma or skin cancer during a routine foot examination, 75% of the foot specialist respondents answered positively. Survival rates are dramatically lower when melanoma is found on the foot since it often goes unnoticed until the patient... »

Know Your Health (

Important Health Information for Everyone from Catholic Health Having the right information is key to making many important decisions. This is especially true when it comes to healthcare. That’s why Catholic Health created a website that provides the most in-depth analysis of healthcare qual­ity in the region, and it’s available for everyone at Catholic Health’s team o... »

Mobile Mammogram Coach Exams Exceed Expectations

ECMC Foundation, Sabres and First Niagara bring crucial exams to women BUFFALO, NY – July 19, 2013 – More than 1,400 Western New York women, most of whom probably would not have otherwise received breast cancer screenings, had mammograms in the first year of the Mobile Mammography Coach’s effort to save lives. Sponsored by Erie County Medical Center, First Niagara Financial Corp. and the Buffalo S... »

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