Buffalo Healthy Living

HOPE BUFFALO RECEIVES CONTINUED FEDERAL FUNDING TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION GRANT

The Erie County Department of Health, in partnership with CAI (Cicatelli Associates Inc.), has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) to facilitate and resource a community-driven plan to reduce teen pregnancy in nine zip code areas (14201, 14204, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14211, 14213, and 14215) in Buffalo, NY. This i... »

Roswell Park Researchers Identify Immune Biomarker of Response in Patients With Advanced Liver Cancer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center immunology researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help explain why some patients respond better than others to a common chemotherapy treatment for liver cancer. They hope that their analysis of immune responses among patients receiving sorafenib can lead to more individualized treatment options and better overall outcomes for patients diagnosed wit... »

Roswell Park Secures More Than $15.4 Million in New Funding for Cancer Research

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have received more than a dozen recent grant awards totaling more than $15.4 million. These competitive awards from both government agencies and private funders will fuel research to overcome obstacles in treating diseases like prostate, breast, colon and lung cancer, as well as less-common cancers like multiple myeloma and esophageal cancer. Th... »

The Importance of National Immunization Awareness Month for Population Health

August is National Immunization Awareness month. This annual observance highlights the importance of getting all recommended and required vaccines for children and adults. By being informed about vaccines you have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like measles, hepatitis A and B, cancers caused by HPV, shingles, pneumonia and seasonal flu. Many vaccine preventa... »

Windsong Mobile Mammography at Walden Galleria Mall August 27th

Although early detection of breast cancer is saving lives, many busy women have little time to get screened. To make it even easier for women who are busy with back to school shopping, this year Windsong Radiology has partnered with WGRZ to provide its mobile mammography service on Tuesday, August 27th at Walden Galleria Mall. Windsong’s mobile mammo will be on hand in the shopping center’s parkin... »

Veterans Qualify for New Benefits

On June 6, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration implemented the MISSION Act strengthening the nationwide VA Health Care System by empowering Veterans to have more options in their health care decisions. One of the new benefits provided by the MISSION Act is the addition of urgent care and walk-in clinics located within the local community. This offers convenience to e... »

NFMMC receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes Memorial’s commitment to quality stroke care Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nat... »

Schoellkopf Health Center achieves highest Five Star rating for third consecutive year

Schoellkopf Health Center, located on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus, has been awarded a Five Star national quality rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Nursing Home Compare website. “In my opinion, the role of the nursing home worker is the most challenging job in America,” said Memorial President & CEO, Joseph Ruffolo. “Nursing home employee... »

Primary Care Practice Designed Exclusively For BlueCross BlueShield Members to Launch Fall 2019

Latus Medical Care, a new innovative primary care practice that will exclusively serve BlueCross BlueShield members, will begin accepting patients in Fall 2019. Latus Medical Care is named to evoke the idea of interlacing the components that make up the health care experience. The practice will provide an integrated primary care experience for BlueCross BlueShield members. It is designed specifica... »

National Hospital Association Honors ECMC for Population Health-based Quality Initiative Work

America’s Essential Hospitals, a leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems, has recognized Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation for its Population Health-based Quality Improvement Initiative. This award recognizes activities to improve the quality of care delivered or that work to eliminate events that harm individual patients or groups of patients. America’s... »

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