Catholic Health System

Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry Drives Good Health in Buffalo’s Old First Ward Mercy Hospital, Food Bank, and Catholic Charities team up to serve area families    Buffalo, NY— Mercy Hospital, Food Bank of WNY, and Catholic Charities have joined forces on a new “Mobile” Food Pantry at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) located at 397 Louisiana Streetin Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The free service delivers... »

Osteoporosis: A Silent Disease

By Beth Nicastro Osteoporosis is a major public health concern. It is a silent, bone thinning disease that increases your risk for broken bones. In the US, 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men over the age of 50 have a broken bone at some point. Hip, wrist and spine fractures are the most common. Often, there are no symptoms. And in postmenopausal women, osteoporosis fractures are more common... »

Roswell to Lead Gene-Sequencing Effort

Effort will examine genetic factors in common diseases and advance field of personalized medicine   BUFFALO, NY — The Roswell Park Cancer Institute Genome Project was approved December 8, 2011 as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. RPCI will lead this project, which will compile and analyze the detailed genetic data (the “genomes”) of Western New York citi... »