ECMC Adds Expertise of Four Physicians to Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care Medical Staff

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation officials today announced that four physicians were recently appointed to the medical staff of the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care at ECMC. Dr. Jon VonVisger was appointed Primary Nephrologist and Medical Director. Dr. VonVisger completed combined MD

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The Brain-Body Connection–How Neurofeedback Helps

By Shannon Traphagen “Life presents us with a variety of challenges, emotional and physical that impact the brain-body connection. It’s all interconnected.” Dr. Kathy Calabrese, a licensed family and marriage therapist, received her PH.D. from the University at Buffalo before becoming certified in neurofeedback therapy from the

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Family Justice Center Open House

The Family Justice Center, which offers support and provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children, is hosting an open house at their new satellite location in Grand Island. The open house will take place from 5:00-7:00 pm on September 19th. Refreshments will be served

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Get Your Produce Fix with Fresh Fix

By Shannon Traphagen Organic food sales are setting records as more mainstream Americans fill their shopping carts with everything from farm fresh eggs to grass fed meats, and one local company is making it both convenient and affordable. Fresh Fix, located in Buffalo, offers the highest quality

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Understanding Depression and Suicide

By Shannon Traphagen Junior Seau, L’Wren Scott, Robin Williams, and just this week Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade–what do these individuals have in common? Unfortunately, they all took their own lives due to mental health struggles. Kate Spade, fashion designer icon, and billionaire had been battling with

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A shift to value based payment: A community event in partnership with Millennium Collaborative Care

Millennium Collaborative Care PPS and Community Partners of WNY PPS are offering an education event on Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program; a statewide initiative to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the

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“Built to Play” Skatepark Grants

      As part of its recently launched Built to Play initiative, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF), together with the Tony Hawk Foundation (THF), today announced that applications are now open for the creation of free, high-quality, public skateparks in under-served areas of Western

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Kids Get Arthritis Too!

By Joan G. Calkins, MD Juvenile arthritis (JA) describes many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions but can also describe pediatric rheumatic diseases that affect nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 16. JA targets the musculoskeletal system and muscles. Most types of JA share symptoms

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Growing List of Diseases Linked to Physical Activity

By Annette Pinder Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Beware, while evidence widely suggests that lack of exercise can cause a wide variety of diseases, lack of physical activity was never recognized as a risk factor for cancer — until now. According to Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS,

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FASHION OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS USA TO HOST FREE WINTER WELLNESS WALK AND HEALTH FAIR

Event taking place this Saturday, March 3, benefits the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association- WHAT:         Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA will host One Heart, One Mile, a free, indoor winter wellness walk and health fair benefitting the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (AHA). Walkers will follow

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