Publisher’s Letter September 2021

Things are changing rapidly. With the Pfizer vaccine now fully approved by the FDA for individuals 16 and older, people wonder might wonder if their 12-year-olds can get the vaccine. They can! With so many questions about vaccines, boosters, mandates, and school protocols, we’ve tried to provide

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Publisher’s Letter August 2021

This summer promised to bring renewed hope and freedom from the fear we experienced last summer. Getting the mRNA vaccines made me feel liberated. Finally, I could dine at my favorite restaurants, and see my friends and family. No longer did I feel that the insidious virus

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Rare Genetic Diseases

Roswell Park is First Site in Region Named a Resource for Patients With Rare Genetic Disease. Living with a genetic disorder that calls for regular monitoring, appropriate treatment and emotional support calls for a multidisciplinary team that works together to coordinate patient care. Those diagnosed with von

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Most Popular Virtual Fitness Class Extended Through 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, in partnership with The Buffalo Waterfront, announced that it will extend its popular, free Fitness at Canalside virtual class offerings through the end of 2020, with a new dance fitness series, led by three of the areas most beloved instructors. Beginning

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COVID and Your Breast Health

In a pandemic-clouded world, it’s easy to overlook what was once routine and to pause activities that used to be regular. But when it comes to breast health, especially during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, passing on your annual or first-time mammogram, is not advisable. “Delays in

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Nearly 60% of American Children Lack Healthy Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Nearly 60% of American children do not have healthy cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), a key measure of physical fitness and overall health, according to “Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth – An Important Marker of Health,” a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

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John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Presents Technology for Autism Patients

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game

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Don’t miss a beat regarding women’s heart health

Heart disease might be seen as something that predominantly affects men, but women are not immune to this potentially deadly condition. In fact, doctors and health care professionals advise women to take serious heed of heart disease, which claims more female lives than breast cancer, other cancers,

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