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Rheumatology Center Opens in Williamsville

When you’re in pain, you want it to stop as soon as possible. No one wants to wait months just to get an appointment with a physician. However, for the thousands of people in Western New York with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a four-month wait is common.

 “When I was doing my fellowship in rheumatology at a Buffalo hospital, we tried to prioritize and fast-track the most serious cases as much as possible but, unfortunately, patients still had to wait up to four months for an appointment,” said Sunita Chadha, MD, now a board-certified rheumatologist. “There’s a worsening shortage of physicians in Western New York and that’s one of the main reasons I chose to stay local to open my own practice.”

March of Dimes Celebrates Annual Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes, Western New York Division presents the 2010 Signature Chefs Auction, “Feathers & Flair, A March of Dimes Monte Carlo Affair” on Friday, October 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Western New York’s finest chefs will offer their signature dishes coupled with wine tastings from regional wineries and accompanied by an array of unique live and silent auction items and entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend the evening, which raises money and awareness to save babies from prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

This year’s event promises to be an elegant night with some of the best restaurants in town. Featured dishes will be prepared by Alex’s Place, Blue Buffalo, Chef’s Restaurant, Fiamma Steak House, Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Koi, La Scala, My Tomato Pie, Protocol Restaurant and Rich Renaissance Catering. Wine selections will be offered by Merritt Estate Winery.

Legislator Rath partners with UNYTS to host blood drive on Sept. 11

Legislator Rath partners with UNYTS to host blood drive

 

(Amherst, NY) – Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst, has partnered with Upstate New York Transplant Services to host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at The Northtown Center at Amherst, second floor, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive (the former Pepsi Center).  

 

“I encourage all residents who are able to attend the blood drive and donate to Upstate New York Transplant Services, which holds several of these drives a month to meet all area residents’ needs,” Legislator Rath said.

 

Univera Reports 127,000 Stroke Survivors in Upstate New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. – About 338,000 adults living in New York state – including 127,250 upstate New Yorkers – reported having survived a stroke during their lifetimes, according to a report released Tuesday by Univera Healthcare.

The Facts About Stroke Risk and Costs in Upstate New York, 2006-2008” also notes that in upstate New York, the average number of adults who reported having a history of stroke was 2.6 percent of the upstate New York population. The average annual hospital discharge rate for stroke in upstate New York from 2006 to 2008 was 253.1 per 100,000, or about 12,400 people each year.