Sickle Cell Anemia: A Glaring Example of Health Disparities

by Beverly Schaefer, MD Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects roughly 100,000 people in the U.S. Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder that affects the red blood cells. Normal red blood cells are round and smooth, and move through blood vessels easily. Sickle cells are crescent-shaped and

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help: About the Cover Model

By Tess Moran Mindi Lobuzzetta had an unconventional childhood during the first decade of her life, at times living with her mom on the west coast and her dad in Jamestown, New York. By the time she was 12, the fiercely independent Mindi told her parents she

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Employees Collect 6,000 Pounds of Food for FeedMore WNY

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York employees lined up at the company’s downtown headquarters for its second annual drive-through food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employees filled two trucks with nearly 6,000 pounds of donated items from the organization’s

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Recommended Men’s Health Screenings

Men need to be proactive in regard to monitoring their overall health. This includes seeing their doctors for regular wellness visits and keeping up with recommended screenings to catch and/or prevent illnesses. While men and women can experience the same conditions, health experts recommend specific tests and

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Are Headaches and Migraines Affecting Your Life? You Got This!

By Annette Pinder For those who suffer from headaches and migraines, feeling debilitated and having to frequently cancel plans is not uncommon. Sadly, many people with migraines suffer for years, relentlessly searching for relief. However, right here in our own backyard, DENT Neurologic Institute has been at

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Roswell Park Takes in New Research Funding

Roswell Park received more than $21.8 million in recent competitive grants and contracts to launch new investigations or continue major research efforts that have shown promise. This includes funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Moonshot program as well as multimillion-dollar renewals for high-impact projects based

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Couples that Play Together Stay Together

by Shannon Traphagen Life gets busy, and when it does, demands pile up, work hours increase, and family schedules and obligations take a toll. This is often when time for fun gets pushed aside, causing a strain in our relationships. However, according to the American Psychological Association,

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A Healthy Place to Work is a Great Place to Work

By Shannon Traphagen With over 4,000 employees, workplace wellness at Seneca Resort and Casino isn’t just a New Year’s resolution, it’s a lifestyle—a lifestyle more corporations across the nation are taking seriously. In 2015, Seneca Gaming Corporation was ranked 17th in the country as one of the

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