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When a Lancaster woman was hit by a truck in 2016, the top neurosurgeon at Gates Vascular Institute was called to treat serious injuries to her head and neck. Dr. Elad Levy was confident he could perform the procedures that would help her overcome the injuries. But he wasn't sure he could lay out the steps he took when it came time to explain them to a jury. "The ana…

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Jim Vail and Jamie Lanier look forward to a day when an artificial pancreas and a bandage-sized sensor placed under the skin will help them seamlessly manage the oft-changing insulin demands of their Type 1 diabetes. Meanwhile, they are among those who look for help and inspiration from Dr. Paresh Dandona and his colleagues at the Western New York Center of Diabetes-End…

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Pediatric residents with the University at Buffalo medical school scrapped "Timbit Tuesdays" in favor of "Fresh Fruit Fridays." Evergreen Health opened a more nutritious market in its staff lounge two years ago, started a “walk the stairs” effort last month, and in April will launch a wellness passport that gives workers a $20 gift card for reaching healthy benchmarks. …

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Teens who suffer a sports-related concussion are likely to improve more quickly if they start aerobic exercise within a few days under the guidance of a health care specialist, according to what has been hailed as a landmark study led by two University at Buffalo researchers. The findings contradict a long-held belief in medical circles that those concussed are best ser…

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The construction dust may have settled at Oishei Children's Hospital and the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science – but the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is still growing, said Matt Enstice, the campus’ chief executive officer. With the 120-acre research campus mostly built out, and the ties between its member institutions well-estab…

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York awarded $2.7 million in grant funding to nine health-based projects across Western New York on Wednesday in what the company is billing as "Blue Fund" awards. "We're investing in initiatives that address important needs in our community to create a healthier state for everyone," said David W. Anderson, president and CEO of BlueCr…