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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the near future, due to its dire financial situation stemming from a slew of sexual abuse lawsuits. But if the diocese takes that step, Catholic Health – one of the region's largest health care systems – would not be impacted, Catholic Health leaders say. "Catholic Health institutions have …

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A Brooklyn man deemed at "medium risk" for the coronavirus after he was taken into custody at the Peace Bridge Wednesday on a warrant out of Pennsylvania was expected to be driven to Chester County, Pa., as soon as possible. The man, identified as Kevin Qiu, 42, of Brooklyn, was attempting to enter after returning from a trip to China, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howar…

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Faced with stagnant revenues overall, rising costs and the threat of further cuts to Medicaid, Kaleida Health is putting its HighPointe on Michigan long-term care facility up for sale in a bid to stem the losses. The region's largest hospital system is looking to sell HighPointe after suffering $80 million in losses since the facility opened in December 2011, CEO Jody L…

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A ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday will celebrate the grand opening of the Russell J. Salvatore Atrium – the new entrance to Erie County Medical Center. The entrance, with its sweeping glass facade and its large open area, was named for the 86-year-old restaurateur and philanthropist following his $1 million donation to ECMC in 2017. Part of a $100 million program of const…

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A new medical device to lower the risk of infection from joint replacement surgery. More effective ways to treat a concussion. New methods to extend the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. If these medical breakthroughs come to pass, it will be partly because of an effort led on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to push the pace of health research. The National Ins…

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WNY Walks – launched last year to improve walkability and walking for health across the region – recently announced plans to boost both in five ZIP codes in the Ferry Street corridor. The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo leads the overall effort. WNY Walks will partner with Stan Martin, of Cicatelli Associates, to boost walkability and regular physical activity in …

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The state Health Department has not found any cases of coronavirus in New York, according to a statement the agency released this week. Of samples from 20 New Yorkers sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing, 12 have come back negative and the remaining eight are pending. In a news release, Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said: "While the …

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A nursing home owned by Erie County Medical Center was fined $20,580 by the federal government after a cognitively impaired resident with a history of wandering went missing for 100 minutes last year. The day before the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility resident wandered off, a maintenance worker there discovered an alarm on a stairway door on the resident's ward was…

Obituaries

Jan. 10, 1925 – Jan. 28, 2020 Dr. Roland Anthone, a Buffalo surgeon who with his identical twin brother, Dr. Sidney Anthone, were pioneers in kidney transplants locally, died Jan. 28 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 95. “They were together in everything in life,” his son Dr. Kenneth D. Anthone said. “The only difference was they married different people.” Born in Buffalo,…

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A regional orthopedic group looking to better serve its patients and the sports teams it helps train has brought a nutritional company into its fold. Balanced Nutrition of WNY last month became part of Excelsior Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and moved into the company headquarters on Sheridan Drive in Amherst. “We're not going by the latest fad or nutrition tren…

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April 18, 1982 – Jan. 26, 2020 Dr. Lance R. Formolo, of North Buffalo, staff chiropractor at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, died Jan. 26 in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was 37. Born in Wayne, Mich., he began working in a chiropractor’s office when he was a freshman in high school. “My mother had neck problems when I was growing up, and …

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June 29, 1936 – Jan. 24, 2020 Dr. Datta G. Wagle was well on his way toward his goal of becoming a surgeon when he began a residency at what was then Roswell Park Memorial Institute in the early 1960s. He was already board-certified and wanted to subspecialize in cancer surgery. His first rotation took him to urology, where the department chairman, Dr. Marvin Wood…

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By Judith Whitehead Special to The News Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans but treatments have advanced considerably over the more recent years for improving and salvaging vision. AMD is a disease that affects the central vision and can cause legal blindness in some people. There are two types of AM…

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The emergency department at TLC/Lake Shore Health Care Center campus in Irving will close indefinitely starting at 7 p.m. Sunday – due to a lack of available staffing. A paramedic-staffed ambulance will be stationed at the Irving location to receive anyone who arrives seeking emergency care. Emergency medical personnel would initiate treatment and then transport pati…

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Heart disease doesn't just strike older men. It’s the No. 1 killer for men and women in the U.S. and this region. Stroke is No. 3 in the region. Here’s what you can do to protect your cardiovascular health. Get screened: Ask your primary care provider to start related screenings by age 25. Know your numbers: Five personal health indicators help determine risk: Total …