Give Your Gas Grill a Safety Check Before You Fire it Up

With Mother’s Day gatherings and Memorial Day weekend approaching, and Father’s Day picnics and backyard graduation parties soon to follow, grilling season is officially here. In addition to practicing safe social distancing, you’ll also want to practice safe operation of your gas grill. Sixty-one percent of U.S.

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I’ve Gotten My COVID-19 Vaccine, Now What?

Univera Healthcare Vice President for Medical Affairs, Lorna Fitzpatrick, M.D., has some answers.   Dr. Fitzpatrick, once a person is fully vaccinated, can they stop wearing their mask? Not yet. The vaccines are highly effective, but we’re still learning how long they can protect people. So, until

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Q&A on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

With Mona Chitre, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Univera Healthcare Mona, the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine is the third COVID-19 vaccine being distributed in the U.S. Is it safe? Why do we need a third vaccine option? All vaccines have the same goal — to protect

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Flu Vaccine + COVID Safety Behaviors = Less Flu

Flu Vaccine + COVID Safety Behaviors = Less Flu By Peter Kates   The prevalence of flu we are seeing in New York state is way down compared to this time last year, according to an analysis of health tracking data by Univera Healthcare. Contributing factors include

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The Winter Blues Are Real and COVID May Make it Worse

Is COVID making winter blues (seasonal affective disorder) worse? Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snow fall. But for other people, this is a dreary

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Univera Healthcare Honored for LGBTQ Workplace Equality

Univera Healthcare once again earned high marks from the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The 2021 index rated 1,142 major U.S.

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Grant for Diapers to Help Families in Need

Univera Healthcare is providing $10,000 in financial support to Every Bottom Covered, a diaper bank in Buffalo.  A diaper bank is like a food bank with the difference being that they distribute diapers and not food.  Every Bottom Covered will also partner with organizations that have like-minded

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