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Higgins: $1.5 million in federal funding for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins - co-chair of the House cancer caucus - joined Roswell Park CEO Dr. Candace Johnson to announce $1.5 million in federal funding awarded to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Celebrate spring and help save lives by giving blood or platelets
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 10:00 am
It's officially spring! As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. At the start of this new season, the American Red Cross encourages the community to play an important role in helping save lives by making blood or platelet donation part of their spring plans.
Extension of Medicaid postpartum coverage is good for cardiac health of new mothers
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Growing evidence suggests pregnancy complications could mean future health risks, particularly heart disease and stroke. The state Assembly and Senate took steps to reduce this by including measures that would extend the Medicaid postpartum coverage period from 60 days to 12 months in their proposed one-house budget bills that came out this week.
NYS OASAS announces launch of new campaign to raise awareness of Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of a new media campaign to raise awareness of the Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit.
Protect your sensitive information and tax refund
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, along with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, shared important tips to help New York taxpayers block identity thieves and tax fraudsters.
Spring season provides fresh start to become tobacco-free
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
As New Yorkers look forward to the spring season, many of their New Year's resolutions have come and gone. Studies confirm these resolutions often fail after a few weeks, yet the spring season offers hope to try again.
A familiar message for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March: Get screened
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) is now offering free colorectal cancer screening for men and women ages 45 and older. People at average risk for colorectal cancer and who do not have health insurance may qualify.
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers waiting for kidney transplants
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 10:25 am
March is National Kidney Month, and health advocates are calling attention to the prevalence of kidney disease. Local organizations are also raising awareness of the need for organ donors.
Catholic Charities appeal 2022: Community support critical to easing pandemic's effects for many
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:15 am
Tens of thousands of individuals, families and children of all ages and faiths rely year-round on the support provided by the Appeal through Catholic Charities.
Variety Club announces 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
The 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon will take place at the Variety Club headquarters located at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. The event will be produced and presented from both the studios of WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and the Variety Club HQ from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The presentation will also be streamed live at www.wgrz.com.
Hochul establishes office of chief disability officer
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the establishment of the Office of the Chief Disability Officer to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities. She appointed Kimberly T. Hill as the state's first chief disability officer.
Kenmore Mercy & Mount St. Mary's hospitals introduce 'revolutionary' technology to enhance dialysis care
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently introduced next-generation technology for dialysis care, called Tablo Hemodialysis System. The changeover to the new dialysis program within Catholic Health is aimed at improving the patient experience, while reducing the cost and complexity historically associated with dialysis treatment.
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
BBB: How to choose a tax preparer
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
This year, taxpayers must file their income tax forms before the April 18, 2022, deadline. For many people, major life changes, business ownership, or simply a lack of knowledge about the ever-changing tax laws make finding a trustworthy tax preparer a good idea. However, not all tax preparers have the same level of experience and training.
ECDOH to offer walk-in COVID-19 testing at 2 sites
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has expanded its coronavirus testing operations to the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo. This site is offering free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. Walk-ins/drive-ups are welcome; appointments will be accepted, but not required.
Study: In IBS patients, cognitive behavioral therapy modulates brain-gut microbiome and helps relieve symptoms
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 02:20 pm
A joint study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Los Angeles is revealing for the first time that behavioral self-management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a painful and common gastrointestinal disorder, can fundamentally change the gut microbiome. It is the first to show how cognitive behavioral therapy can teach patients information-processing skills that address the biological roots of their GI symptoms.
Consumer alert: DCP urges New Yorkers to be aware of at-home COVID-19 testing scams
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned about scammers taking advantage of the free COVID-19 test government program to steal personal information for unscrupulous purposes.
Tax filing season is open: File your returns for free today
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday announced the start of the income tax filing season. It's begun processing income tax returns, including those submitted using the Free File software available on the Tax Department website.
At 'Food as Medicine,' UB students develop skills to help motivate patients to make healthier choices
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:45 am
Eat healthy and exercise: It's the most common New Year's resolution people make and often fail to achieve. But this year, University at Buffalo students have acquired new skills they are putting to use in local clinics in an effort to motivate their patients - and themselves - to make better lifestyle choices.
State Office for Aging offers cold weather tips, emergency resources for older adults, caregivers & neighbors
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:35 pm
With recent sub-zero temperatures - and many more weeks of cold weather still to come - New York State Office for the Aging Director (NYSOFA) Greg Olsen reminds older adults, their caregivers and neighbors to take extra safety precautions and check in on one another.
Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:55 am
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.
AG James warns of cyberattacks targeting consumers reusing passwords for online accounts
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers of cyberattacks targeting consumers that use the same username and password (login credentials) on more than one website or app.
Erie County Department of Health explains best practices for mask use
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 08:55 am
The significant increase in recent COVID-19 cases means that proper, consistent mask use is even more important as a protective measure for Erie County residents, regardless of vaccination status.
Red Cross: Donate blood - or platelets - to help patients avoid delays in care
Thu, Dec 23rd 2021 01:10 pm
As holiday celebrations continue, concern is rising for the nation's blood supply, which has now dipped to concerning levels and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients.
Avoid these surprisingly common holiday accidents & injuries
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 07:00 am
'Tis the season for accidents and injuries that send thousands of people to the emergency department each year. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) asked emergency physicians around the country what they typically see on a shift during the holidays, and here are some of the most common injuries to avoid in preparation for the festivities:
NFMMC: Vaccine clinics continue to make huge impact
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 01:20 pm
Over the past year, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been at the forefront of the effort to vaccinate our community against COVID-19. Leading this charge is Memorial's director of pharmacy services, Michelle Lewis, Pharm.D., MHA, BCACP.
Niagara County Department of Health releases update to quarantine requirements
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 01:45 pm
Based on New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, the Niagara County Department of Health is announcing a change to its COVID-19 quarantine requirements. Effective immediately, Niagara County will implement the "test out of quarantine" strategy for all county residents.
Donation drives will support Niagara Falls community this Christmas
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:15 am
It's the season of giving, and the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is collecting donations for two campaigns to support the Niagara Falls community this holiday season.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
This year, we saw a short autumn, leaving New Yorkers to feel the cooler weather sooner than normal. As a result, residents have been turning on their heat and curling up next to their fireplaces. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
Heart attack deaths more likely during winter holiday season than any other time of year
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:05 pm
Scientific research over time has shown an uptick in cardiac events during the winter holiday season, and more people die from heart attacks between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 than at any other time of the year.
Celebrate Clara Barton's birthday by helping others
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:55 pm
These words from American Red Cross founder Clara Barton - who would have turned 200 in December - continue to serve as a guiding light for today's Red Cross volunteers, donors and partners, who exemplify her compassion and devotion to helping others.
NYS DHS offers tips to prevent household fires this holiday season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Fire Prevention and Control encourages New Yorkers to follow best practices to prevent household fires during the upcoming holiday season. Year-end holidays, in combination with the winter months, bring an increased risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning due to cooking fires, the use of heating equipment, and fires from decorations and candles.
Calling all fans: 'Sabres Holiday Angels' is underway
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the "Sabres Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
With record snow accumulation forecast, M&T Bank announces annual 'Gift of Warmth' donation drive
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:10 pm
As winter weather returns and forecasters call for record accumulation, M&T Bank announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" donation drive, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. From Nov. 22 through Jan. 7, 2022, donations of new coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens can be made at all of M&T's local branches to benefit local families in need.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Kearns unveils new 'Thank-A-Vet' discount card
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:50 am
As the nation celebrated Veterans Day this week, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns raised attention to the struggles veterans and their families may have with suicide or a mental health diagnosis by redesigning the card used in the Erie County clerk's "Thank-A-Vet" discount program.
BBB scam alert: Think twice before buying from social media ads
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:40 pm
Social media advertising is an effective way for small businesses to get the word out about their products. Unfortunately, the same goes for scams. BBB Scam Tracker has received thousands of complaints about misleading Facebook and Instagram ads. In fact, the 2020 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report found that online purchase scams were the most common cons reported to Scam Tracker and the category with the most victims, and online purchase scams have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign and annual turkey drive
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:45 am
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign, a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Pumpkin-carving contest is frightfully good
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 09:35 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. We asked for photos of your most decorative, scariest, funniest and craziest pumpkin designs as part of the (almost) annual Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Niagara Falls goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 26th 2021 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New York state bridges and landmarks would be lit pink that night to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 

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