WellCare Honors New York Community Heroes in Hudson, Capital District, Central and Western Counties

WellCare of New York, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, recently honored six individuals for their commitment and dedication to supporting the needs of their communities. The 2018 WellCare Community Heroes awards are based on nominations received from Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Ulster, Dutchess, Erie

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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

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

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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Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara Present Fitness in the Parks for Seventh Consecutive Year

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara are teaming up for the 7th consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes throughout Western New York. The outdoor classes begin tomorrow, May 31 and run until August 25. “Independent Health is excited to partner

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The Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces nearly $1 million in Mental Health Grants

Today, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation (Lee Foundation) announced $984,250 in mental health grants and scholarships to support mental health professionals. The Lee Foundation concentrates its investments in two key focus areas – mental health and education. “May is Mental Health Awareness Month so it is an

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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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