Get Screened for Early Breast Cancer Detection

Breast cancer is a disease that affects the health of one in eight American women in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also a disease that can be detected through mammography, or digital imaging of the breast. When found in its early stages, breast cancer can be easier

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Mosquitos in Erie County Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed  ERIE COUNTY, NY—West Nile Virus (“WNV”) has been identified in a mosquito pool in Erie County, in the Town of Amherst. The New York State Department of Health (“NYSDOH”) regularly conducts this testing and recently identified this case.

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

ECDOH Recognizes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Children Most at Risk—Key is Knowledge & Prevention! ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) recognizes this week as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. ECDOH’s Division of Environmental Health is charged with educating residents about the dangers of

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People Undergoing Surgery Taking Opiates

More people undergoing surgery and taking opiates to treat back pain  More upstate New Yorkers with back pain are undergoing surgery and taking prescription medication such as opiate painkillers even though noninvasive treatments such as simple exercises and over-the-counter drugs usually work, according to a new Univera Healthcare

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