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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the pink Mobile Mammography coach will be motoring to Buffalo City Hall on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mammograms will done by appointment only. To reserve an appointment, call 632-7465, option 3. For women who do not have a prescription for a mammogram, a nurse will be at City Hall in a private room to do screenings prior to t…

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Is poor overall health in the region impeding your ability to find a better job? Could be, according to a new report that shows Buffalo Niagara stacks up badly in terms of wellness against nine similar metro regions across the U.S. “The problem is bigger than people probably realize,” said John D. Craik, executive director of the Population Health Collaborative, whic…

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Employees at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center approved a three-year agreement with hospital management that includes raises for workers and stronger contract language aimed at improving their working conditions. The newly ratified agreement covers 725 service and maintenance workers, registered and licensed practical nurses and technicians represented by 1199 SEIU …

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By Judith Whitehead Special to The News October is Safety Awareness Month. We are enjoying the cooler nights and still some warm sunny days of fall, one of the best seasons in New York. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and holidays including Halloween and Thanksgiving are in sight. Along with the fall season come some safety reminders. Falling wet leav…

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Onions and garlic are key ingredients in sofrito, a condiment that’s a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine. They may also be a recipe for reducing the risk of breast cancer, according to findings of a study led by researchers from the University at Buffalo and University of Puerto Rico. “We found that among Puerto Rican women, the combined intake of onion and garlic, as well…

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Stratasys Ltd., an Israeli-based international leader in 3D printing, has extended its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer, which is being tested in part at the Jacobs Institute on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The new printer is designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical …

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Those in need of a kidney transplant can learn strategies for reaching potential living donors at a workshop next week. Harvey Mysel, president of the nonprofit Living Kidney Donors Network, will lead the informational session titled “Having Your Donor Find You!” The workshop runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dr. Joseph A. Zizzi Sr. Conference Center at Erie Coun…

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The Healthy Zone Rink in East Aurora is operational for open skates, adult hockey, youth hockey and instructional programs. The covered rink at 41 Riley St. is open from 3:30 to 11 p.m. daily. Public skate hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sundays into the spring. It costs $6 to skate and $4 to rent skates; Bl…

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News that the Buffalo Niagara YMCA may construct a larger location in North Buffalo caught at least one party by surprise: The Town of Tonawanda, which could lose its Ken-Ton Family YMCA branch if the nonprofit moves forward with a consolidation plan shared with members this month. While the Buffalo Niagara YMCA is weighing closing its Ken-Ton and Delaware Family bra…

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Heidi Brown had to downsize into a smaller house, find a new car and look for a new job when she got divorced seven years ago. Buying health insurance was the last thing on her mind. “It slipped through the cracks,” said Brown, 60, of Orchard Park, who still had a son at home and left a family business after the breakup. She soon landed a fulfilling job as a home …

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Bobbi Stokes faces her students when she leads classes at Riverview Fitness, a position that comes with a distinct disadvantage. “I tell them all the time, ‘You guys are really pretty, but I barely looked at the water today.’ ” The gym includes circuit training, cardio and group fitness rooms – and arguably the best view onto its nearby surroundings in all of Buffalo…

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Matt Thompson and Avi and Julie Israel know a lot about chronic disease, opiate addiction and overdose. The Israels started Save the Michaels of the World eight years ago, after they lost their son, Michael, to suicide after his struggle with Crohn’s disease and a dependence on painkillers. Thompson, too, has Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel condition that beco…

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Catholic Health is reopening its search for a new chief operating officer after the health care executive hired to fill the role recently informed the system she no longer can accept the position. Mark A. Sullivan, the regional health system's president and CEO, this week told Catholic Health executives and managers that Dr. Hui Jiang-Saldana would not serve as COO and …

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Residents living along the border of Buffalo's East Side and Cheektowaga develop five types of cancer at unusually high rates, a result of widespread tobacco use and obesity in the area, according to a report released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Health. Esophageal cancer rates on the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border exceed the rates in comparable communities b…

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Catholic Health, the region's second-largest hospital system, is planning to shrink its workforce as it tries to cut costs in the face of declining revenues. The system announced it has offered buyouts to an undisclosed number of its nonclinical employees. This comes less than a week after Kaleida Health informed one of its largest unions that it is planning to shift…