“General Physician PC Primary Care has opened a practice site in Buffalo, becoming the first tenant in a new six-story medical office building adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.”
“It’s the next in a series of openings and expansions for General Physician PC, an affiliate of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health. Since its founding in 2010, the practice has doubled its list of providers, growing to 60 offices throughout Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. With 115 physicians, the practice is the region’s No. 3 largest multi-specialty medical groups.”
“The Buffalo Bills welcomed William "Will" Lucas from Stone's Buddies at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital to the field for a special moment during practice on Friday, Aug. 2. Earlier in the day, Lucas signed a one-day contract with Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott to serve as the honorary captain!”
“ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Original Grain, the downtown Syracuse restaurant specializing in grain bowls, salads, nori wraps and other health-conscious offerings, opened its second location in Rochester today.
The restaurant announced on social media that its new location inside the Tower280 Building, a luxury mixed-use high-rise building located at 280 E. Broad St. in Rochester, opened for business this morning.”
“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish a final rule on July 24 that makes a number of significant changes to its EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, marking the first significant revision of the program’s regulations since 1993. The final rule will become effective on Nov. 21, 2019.”
… “Major changes to EB-5 in the final rule include:
Raising minimum investment amounts: As of the effective date of the final rule, the standard minimum investment level will increase from $1 million to $1.8 million, the first increase since 1990, to account for inflation. The rule also keeps the 50% minimum investment differential between a TEA and a non-TEA, thereby increasing the minimum investment amount in a TEA from $500,000 to $900,000. The final rule also provides that the minimum investment amounts will automatically adjust for inflation every five years.”
“Every year, Tops Friendly Markets host a golf tournament to raise awareness and money for the children treated at Oishei Children's Hospital.
As a preview to the gold tournament, they host a "celebrity" putting tournament where local TV, Radio, and sports celebrities team up with kids being treated at Oishei for a fun time.
This year, Tops was able to present Oishei with a check for $500,000...a record amount!”
“National Debt Holdings today announced a $5000.00 donation to the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York. This generous donation is part of the Company’s Corporate Charitable Giving Program and will help to provide important services to Western New York’s chronically ill children and their families.”
“There's a new upscale restaurant now open on Main Street in Snyder.
Jazzboline is attached to the Reikart House hotel, and officially opens today at 5 p.m.
According to the Buffalo News, Jazzboline, ‘will seat 168, with the ballroom able to accommodate anywhere from 10 to 200 people for weddings and special events...and 24 taps will be features of the lounge.’”
“Dr. Munmun Rawat is an assistant professor at UB’s Jacobs school of Medicine and neonatologist at Buffalo’s Oishei Children's Hospital. More than two years ago Dr. Rawat gave birth to her son, who was just over two pounds, but she couldn't hold him right away.
“So first three days of life – I couldn't even hold my own baby because of the fear of brain bleed,” remarked Dr. Rawat.
That's when she came up with a concept to create an incubator mattress. Researchers collect sounds of a mom's heartbreak, breathing and voice from a 'necklace' of sensors worn by the mother. The data is inserted into the mattress - serving as the mom's chest.
“And then we would be able to send the heartbeat of the mom there as well as we would be creating the temperature and send the mom's voice – the soothing voice – mom talking to the baby right in the incubator,” explained Dr. Rawat.
A preemie recently born at Children's is already large enough for kangaroo care. Parents can use a special pouch. It’s a small piece of material, designed like a ‘tube top’ called 'Kanga Wear' and it's helping preemie babies at Children’s.
Holding a preemie is the best benefit, but until that can happen, Dr. Rawat hopes once her mattress is developed and perfected, it could provide the next best thing.”
“‘I was so familiar with the benefits of kangaroo care that I wanted all babies to have the benefit,’ she said. ‘So it triggered the thought, ‘if we can’t bring baby to the mother, why not bring mother to the baby?’
Working with students and faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department between UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Jacobs School, Rawat began developing a concept to replicate kangaroo care for babies who are too fragile to be held.
She decided to develop an incubator mattress that mimics the rhythm of mom and dad’s breathing, and even their voices.
The team created a necklace made of sensors for the parents, which gathers data about their breathing patterns. Those data are programmed into the mattress, which then inflates and deflates in accordance with those breathing data. Another mechanical pump in the mattress replicates the vibration of the parent’s heartbeat. A small, fabric doll that the mother can sleep with gathers her personal odors, which help to familiarize the infant with parents, even without direct bodily contact.”
“A Buffalo chapter, with the support of Fisher-Price and Oishei Children's Hospital, is in the works, as is a national K-12 STEM curriculum.
‘You'll have kids learning STEM, but actually building a car and giving it to a child in their neighborhood," Galloway said. "It has an impact on the whole community. It's kids building for kids.’”
Making wheelchairs and mobility more accessible to children in need.