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New blood test detects traumatic brain injury - not concussion - UB expert warns
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
A new blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is being characterized by the agency and news reports as a way to detect concussion. But a University at Buffalo expert on concussion said those reports are "misleading."
BPO: In new Kleinhans 'Centerstage' series, chance to get intimate with music
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:40 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall is launching a concert series that will not just break the "fourth wall" between performer and audience, but obliterate it.
UB: Study shows letting kids sip and taste alcohol is a risky behavior
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist.
Upstate New York Food Tour Trail: 4 tour companies collaborate to promote local culinary scenes
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
The Upstate New York Food Tour Trail, an association of locally owned walking food tour companies throughout upstate New York, recently launched and is offering New York state residents and visitors alike new opportunities in culinary tourism.
DEC: 172 pharmacies, hospitals & long-term care facilities participating in 2nd round of state's pilot drug 'take-back' program
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the second group of participants in the state's $2 million pilot pharmaceutical "take-back" program. Participants include 172 retail pharmacies, hospitals and long-term care facilities across the state. To date, 246 facilities are now enrolled in the program, which began in 2017.
3rd annual Buffalo Fitness Games set for April 14
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Registration is now open for the 2018 Buffalo Fitness Games, which will be held Saturday, April 14, in the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field.
Jacobs secures passage of bill to increase number of lifesaving organ donors
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the unanimous passage of a bill he sponsored that aims to significantly increase the number of registered organ donors in New York state.
Memorial Medical Center forum will seek public's input on population health
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Creating a healthier Niagara will be the focus of Feb. 21 public forum at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Pushing back on opiates: Niagara County, state substance abuse office to offer free Narcan training
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 04:00 pm
Even as Niagara County lawmakers begin the process of declaring opioids a "public nuisance" on Monday night, they also will be rolling out an aggressive push to train the public in use of Narcan, the powerful anti-overdose drug that is credited with saving the lives of victims of opiate overdoses.
Falls pastor, nurse practitioner to headline Memorial's 11th annual Black History Celebration
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 07:00 am
Presentations by a popular Niagara Falls pastor and a member of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center stroke care team will highlight the hospital's 11th annual Black History Celebration. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
NACC celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:10 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced its 2018 Artists of Color Exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m., and continues to March 18 at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
UB partners with Covanta to study Niagara Falls waste-to-energy plant
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is partnering with Covanta to study the company's waste-to-energy facility in Niagara Falls.
'Zach Bogosian Kancer Jam' set for March 10
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian has announced plans for the "Zach Bogosian Kancer Jam," a KanJam tournament that will take place on Saturday, March 10, on the floor at KeyBank Center following the Sabres' 1 p.m. game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Proceeds from the event will benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Kenan Center: February youth programs & family events
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 12:55 pm
The Kenan Center is planning special youth and family programs for the month of February, including "Tales at the Taylor Theater" on Sunday, Feb. 11, and winter break programming from Tuesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 23. All events will take place at the Kenan Campus, and are available for a variety of ages.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 11:35 am
Niagara University will host Disney Institute and bring elements of the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 15.
NYPA, Canal Corp. announce 145 entries received for 'Reimagine the Canals' competition
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. announced 145 entries have been received for a $2.5 million competition that seeks the best ideas to enable the state Canal System to become an engine for economic growth and a world-class tourism destination.
Buffalo Sabres team up with 'Bald for Bucks,' Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with the Bald for Bucks initiative and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center throughout the month of February to raise funds to support critical cancer research and patient-care programs.
Sabres to host Unyts blood drive at KeyBank Center on Monday
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and Unyts have teamed up to host a community blood drive on Monday, Feb. 5, in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center. Presenting donors who are willing to "give the gift of life" during this important time of the year will be rewarded with two tickets to an upcoming Buffalo Sabres home game, and have an opportunity to meet Sabretooth and Sabres alumni.
'History Center Night at the Shamus' benefits Niagara History Center
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 03:00 pm
Enjoy fine dining and support the Niagara History Center as Lockport's Shamus Restaurant presents the 14th annual "History Center Night" from 4:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The evening out at Lockport's renowned Shamus will boost History Center programs as the restaurant donates a portion of all proceeds that evening.
Western New York Farm Show to be held Feb. 1-3
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 02:35 pm
Bringing together the region's farming community and the services necessary for daily operations is the goal of the eighth annual Western New York Farm Show, to be held Feb. 1-3 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The exposition is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society.
WNY Heroes giving away 9th vehicle through Operation Automotive Program
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 07:00 am
The WNY Heroes community continues looking for ways to show their support to the men and women who have served our country. WNY Heroes provides important support programs and services for local veterans every day right here in Western New York.
UB Dental adds nurses, dieticians & audiologists to treat more than smiles on annual day of care
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is delivering more than healthy smiles this February.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to host free entrepreneurial workshop
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:55 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Niagara County Community College, is hosting a free workshop called "Start-Up Café" on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Nursing homes reminded to submit 'Ruthie's Law'-related information to EC Senior Services by end of January
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
As part of last year's passage of "Ruthie's Law," nursing home facilities located in Erie County are required to submit semiannual reports to the Erie County Department of Senior Services, with the deadline for the past six months due at the end of this month.
Judges' panel announced for 2018 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:25 pm
With less than six months before the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, the judges' panel for 2018 has been announced:
TNBPA awards dinner set for Jan. 24
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 03:35 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will host its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls.
Nurse practitioner joins NFMMC behavioral health team
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Char'lese Perry, a doctorate prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, has joined the staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara Falls: Honeymoon Bridge collapse to be remembered
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:05 pm
In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the collapse of the Honeymoon Bridge, the Niagara Regional Programs Department of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a presentation on the 40 years of its existence. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Society of Artists winter exhibition
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:05 am
Opening at the Carnegie Art Center on Thursday, Jan. 18, is the Buffalo Society of Artists' winter exhibition.
Canisius presents lecture in honor of UN Holocaust Remembrance Day
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 01:20 pm
Canisius College and the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo present "One Person Can Make a Difference," a lecture by Jeannie Smith, daughter of Irena Gut Opdyke, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ᾿42 Student Center.
OneJet flights between Buffalo and Albany now on sale
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 10:55 am
OneJet, the air transportation network that provides consumers increased access to nonstop travel in small and medium markets, announced customers can start purchasing tickets for flights between Buffalo and Albany today.
Jacobs calls on Department of Labor to rescind proposed employee scheduling rule
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 05:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60, called on the New York State Department of Labor to rescind its proposed employee scheduling rule citing the "devastating impact" it would have on businesses throughout New York. Jacobs issued his call after the conclusion of a State Senate hearing he co-chaired to help determine the effects of the proposed rule on businesses and employment, as well as economic development efforts across the state.
New York state awards $4.5 million grant to WNY dementia caregiver programs
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 12:15 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter will oversee a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Health to expand dementia caregiving initiatives across seven counties.
Falls councilman schedules 'Coffee with Chris'
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Newly sworn-in Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled a series of public meetings to get feedback from citizens.
Quit smoking in 2018 with NYS Smokers' Quitline & a health care provider
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
It's never too late to quit smoking. Just ask Mary M., a 68 year-old resident of West Seneca. She smoked for nearly 50 years, but is now living a smoke-free life thanks to support from her health care provider and the New York State Smokers' Quitline.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces 'Buffalo Sings' contest
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 10:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for Buffalo's top vocal talent.
'Holiday Heroes' work to save lives through donation
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 04:35 pm
More than 45 local firefighters and police officers are joining in Unyts' "Holiday Heroes" campaign, helping to save lives during the most critical time of year for blood donations. A number of fire companies across Niagara County are supporting the campaign with blood drives in January.
Intern opportunities announced at Niagara Hospice
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Niagara Hospice has announced two paid summer internship opportunities for college students living in eastern Niagara County, or any student attending Niagara University or Niagara County Community College. Students are encouraged to apply for the marketing and public relations internship or the special events internship, both made possible through the Grigg Lewis Foundation's Workership Program.
Collins thanks 2017 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' participants
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Prior to Christmas weekend, Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement offering his appreciation to elementary school students, businesses and community organizations from around the 27th district for participating in his "Holiday Mail for Veterans" program. The office collected more than 1,500 holiday cards and delivered them to veterans at the Buffalo and Batavia VA facilities.
Terry & Kim Pegula acquire Buffalo Beauts
Thu, Dec 21st 2017 02:00 pm
Terry and Kim Pegula on Thursday announced they acquired the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League, furthering their commitment to advancing the game of hockey on all levels.

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