Expanding Services For LGBTQ+ Communities of Color

Today Evergreen Health announced that The MOCHA Center of Buffalo (“MOCHA Buffalo”) will become part of Evergreen Health beginning in May 2021. MOCHA Buffalo offers social events and other programs focused on improving the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ people of color, and is currently part of

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Explore & More Hosts Clothing Drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum is pleased to announce, in partnership with BankOnBuffalo a winter clothing drive (new hats, mitten and socks) for the children residing at Gerard Place. 

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NFL PLAY 60’s exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Today, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily

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ECMC Recognized for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Bariatric Surgery

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation is proud to be recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a

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Memorial Medical Center celebrates discharge of long-term COVID-19 patient

More than 100 excited members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center family turned out today to bid an emotional farewell to a courageous patient who overcame COVID-19 during a lengthy hospital stay that included several weeks on a respirator. As her parents and grandparents looked on

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Compeer Receives Grant from the Garman Family Foundation

Compeer of Greater Buffalo, a non-profit, non-clinical social service agency that promotes positive mental health through meaningful friendships was awarded a grant for $25,000 from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant will be used to provide Teen Mental Health

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New Chief of Staff Announced for VA Western New York

Dr. Jaoude is a board-certified physician in Sleep, Critical Care, and Pulmonary Medicine and is certified as Diplomate in the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been with VAWNYHS since 2013 and has held several chief and director level positions to include Acting Chief of Staff,

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COVID is Not a Disease You Want to Get

COVID is Not a Disease You Want to Get By Annette Pinder   I keep hearing from health care providers that people, even those sick with COVID in our local hospitals, sometimes ask their doctors and nurses, “Is this real?” One local hospital employee recently told me

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Publisher’s Letter January 2021

Publisher’s Letter January 2021   Sitting at my computer, gazing out at snow-covered trees, I can’t help but feel gratitude — for the warmth of home, being able to immerse myself in interesting work, having access to nutritious food, supportive friends and family, and more. This pandemic

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