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2008-07-22 09:01:12

By Henry L. Davis, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 22--New York State's grand experiment to close, merge and restructure hospitals is over. The deadline passed at the end of June to fulfill the mandates of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, also known as the Berger Commission. Changes the commission set in motion -- some controversial and others altered -- have begun to play out. Hospitals in Western New York and elsewhere will look different. But it will...

2008-07-18 09:01:02

By Peter Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 18--Summer school is growing so dramatically in Buffalo that it's now considered a regular part of an expanding school year and a key element in efforts to boost student achievement and graduation rates. And if Superintendent James A. Williams has his way, all city students will ultimately attend classes not only from September through June, but during July and August, as well. Already, 10,858 of Buffalo's 37,000 students -- or 29 percent --...

2008-07-06 15:00:23

By The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 6--Dr. Teresa Quattrin, a University at Buffalo pediatrics professor, is principal investigator on a new study funded by a $2.58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. With other UB researchers, Quattrin will test a family based, weight-control intervention in some local pediatric practices, the first study of its kind in the United States. Co-principal investigators on the study, involving 108 children, are James Roemmich, associate...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

By Robert J. McCarthy, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 1--The state signed on Monday as an enthusiastic supporter of the plan to combine Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center under one administration, with Dr. Richard F. Daines, state health commissioner, the top cheerleader. Daines officially launched the partnership during a ceremony at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, fulfilling the mandate of the state Berger...

2008-06-30 21:02:44

By Melissa Repko As part of the University at Buffalo's goal of maintaining its stronghold in the rapidly changing health sciences, the school will soon open a multimillion-dollar medical simulation center that it hopes will spur another one downtown. The high-tech center, in 10,000 square feet of space on the third floor of Abbott Hall on the UB South Campus, will feature life-like mannequins and actors serving as patients. The simulation center's creation is expected to be under way in...

2008-06-30 21:02:35

By Jay Rey The Bar Association of Erie County has issued a statement opposing any new law schools in New York State. The bar association's board of directors formally adopted a resolution last week opposing any new law schools, pointing out law school graduates already are having a difficult time getting good- paying jobs because the supply of lawyers outweighs the demand. "We believe that monies earmarked for new law schools would be better invested in the University at Buffalo Law...

2008-06-26 21:00:00

By Henry L. Davis Erie County dropped a legal action Wednesday that could have thrown into chaos an agreement reached this week to unite Kaleida Health with Erie County Medical Center. But the agreement still is not a done deal. The state Health Department must give its approval, and officials spoke optimistically about resolving problematic details in the settlement over how the combined organization will make decisions. The state Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century...

2008-06-26 21:01:15

By Henry L. Davis A major group of doctors Thursday called for greater physician input in hopes of advancing the consolidation of Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center. The 450 physicians affiliated with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences called on the hospitals to require the involvement of doctors in major decisions and the creation of a physician committee to advise where to locate services or how to integrate them. "We have a golden moment in...

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2008-03-03 16:30:00

Entrenched sedentary behavior such as watching television and playing computer video games has been the bane for years of parents of overweight children and physicians trying to help those children lose pounds.There has been little scientifically based research on the effect of limiting those activities, however. University at Buffalo researchers now have shown in a randomized trial that by using a device that automatically restricted video-viewing time, parents reduced their children's video...

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2008-03-03 16:10:00

Entrenched sedentary behavior such as watching television and playing computer video games has been the bane for years of parents of overweight children and physicians trying to help those children lose pounds. There has been little scientifically based research on the effect of limiting those activities, however. University at Buffalo researchers now have shown in a randomized trial that by using a device that automatically restricted video-viewing time, parents reduced their children's...


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