COVID-19 Update: Your Questions Answered!

By Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, Ph.D., Vice President Physician Quality, Kaleida Health and Annette Pinder Thanks so much to readers who send in questions! We hope that we have answered many of them and welcome you to send in more so that we can continue to update

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Insurer Issues $21 Million in Premium Refund Credits

Insurer issues $21 million in premium refund credits as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan are issuing $17.6 million in medical premium refund credits to about 700 large group employer and union-sponsored plans that are prospectively rated as part of

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ECDOH Addresses Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering an analysis on recent increases in new daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Erie County residents. ECDOH and its epidemiology team look closely at COVID test results and case investigation reports on a daily basis. For case investigations,

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Keeping You Up to Date on COVID-19 Coronavirus: Questions, Answers, Resources

UPDATE: October 14 RAPID TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT G-HEALTH ENTERPRISES! Learn more here. You can call Urban Family Practice at 716-882-0366.  REGULAR COVID TESTING SITES: FIND A SITE NEAR YOU TO GET TESTED! Diagnostic tests are available for free through ECDOH and can be scheduled at (716) 858-2929. CASES

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Rapid Testing Now Available in WNY!

FDA-Approved Rapid COVID Testing Available Any Day Now at G-Health Enterprises! Call Urban Family Practice at 716-882-0366 to inquire! by Annette Pinder Everywhere people continue to talk about access to rapid COVID-19 testing. Rapid tests available for a short time in August revealed a greater prevalence of

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What Are You Waiting For? Get a Flu Shot NOW!

Erie County Department of Health recommends flu vaccination to reduce influenza cases this winter ERIE COUNTY, NY – There is no more direct way to say it: the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is urging every county resident age six months and older to get a flu

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Halloween at Transit Drive-In!

Celebrate Halloween at Transit Drive-In and Support Kaleida’s Local Frontline Workers! The Kaleida Health Foundation invites Western New York families to come to a “Halloween on Transit.” The family-friendly event, which will be held outside with social distancing measures in place, will feature a variety of activities,

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Predicting the path of COVID-19

Jennifer Surtees is a biochemist at the University at Buffalo. For more than two decades, her research has focused on genome stability and how mutations threaten that stability and sometimes lead to cancer. But when the COVID-19 pandemic caused the temporary shutdown of UB research laboratories last

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COVID-19 Highlights Our Poor Health

By Christian Soto As our country grapples with the all-consuming effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an important statistic reflecting America’s baseline health in relation to surviving the virus. The CDC stated that 94 percent of those who

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