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What is hospice? Find answers to common questions such as "who pays for hospice care," and many other frequently asked questions, by reading our FAQ page.

If you're going swimming this summer, be on the lookout for these three things to make sure you and your family are safe to swim.

Multiple initiatives implemented to support individuals and families contending with substance abuse BUFFALO, NEW YORK – As substance abuse continues to damage individuals, families and the broader community, particularly through elevated alcohol- and opioid-related tragedies, Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) has developed and implemented...

In an effort to assist those impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria that hit Puerto Rico last September, The Catholic University of America announced in the fall

See the publication produced by Business First highlighting a Century of Care. View publication
On March 19, 1918, the new City Hospital at 462 Grider Street opened as a public general hospital with 415 beds and the resources to provide special care for tuberculosis patients and those with acute communicable diseases. The following year, the City Hospital School of Nursing was founded , becoming the first…

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Text neck, a popular new buzzword for describing an overuse syndrome that affects the neck of frequent phone users, is increasingly common. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatments.

The mixed use project will include the renovation of the historic Sage Block building, as well as bring a 12-story building with 108 apartments, ranging from 1-2 bedrooms, 15,000 SF
of retail space, and over 25,000 SF of office space by
Spring/Summer 2019.

A variety of healthy foods and beverages helps a mother-to-be provide the important nutrients a baby needs for growth and development.

How does social media affect sleep? According to this sleep study, you may need to turn your phone off at night to help you sleep better!

Engaging and Involving Teens
Teenagers who are actively engaged and involved in their permanency planning can provide valuable insight and direction in identifying the best permanency options for them. They are also some of the most effective advocates for themselves and their peers when provided opportunities to be involved in recruitment, orientations, and trainings for prospective adoptive parents. This section provides useful information on how to…

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare was established in 2010 to work in partnership with government officials to ensure access to quality home healthcare services for all Americans.

The Battle at Chestnut Ridge will be a reenactment of the South Mountain Campaign of 1862. The event will be held August 25-27, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Park. More information can be found here: battleofchestnutridge.com/
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New research shows a good night's rest isn't a luxury--it's critical for your brain and for your health

Last updated on December 23rd, 2016 As a parent of a teen and tween, it was quite disconcerting when their staying up late and sleeping late started to become the norm in our household. When I was young we weren’t allowed to lie in our bed past 8am and going to bed never went past …

Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand-washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.

Families struggle to find a safe, therapeutic place for loved ones with serious mental disorders. In Geel, Belgium, residents have brought mentally ill strangers into their homes for centuries.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

NIH releases summary of research on early childhood risk and protective factors
March 09, 2016
An online guide about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The guide offers research-based principles that affect a child’s self-control and overall mental health, starting…

Healthy prenatal eating isn't just about avoiding—it's about choosing wisely.

July is Minority Mental Health Month! Mental Health America is proud to recognize July as Minority Mental Health Month. Check out the infographic below for some quick facts about mental health and mental illness within minority populations. If you think you or a loved-one may be experiencing signs of a mental illness, visit www.mhascreening.org to take a free, quick and confidential screen for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and/or Alcohol or Substance Use problems.