News - Health

Pro-life activist brings team of interns to diocese
4 days ago by PATRICK J. BUECHI
Members of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach spent the summer traveling across the country dropping information like a gang of Johnny Appleseeds. They swung through Buffalo in mid-August to pray, protest and participate in a pro-life weekend.  read more...
Local doctors change lives through surgery overseas
Friday, August 22, 2014 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

For a group of local doctors, serving the poor is about improving people’s lives by donating costly medical care, time and much-needed surgeries. In May and June, a retired priest of the diocese was among a group that traveled to Ghana and Rome with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, an organization of doctors and surgeons based in Williamsville, that provides reconstructive surgeries at no cost.

Fortnight for Freedom closes on high note
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

The Diocese of Buffalo closed out the third annual Fortnight for Freedom on July 1, on the heels of a victory for religious freedom. The Supreme Court ruled that craft store chain Hobby Lobby will not have to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to its employees. 


Kenmore Mercy develops Orthopedic Campus of Excellence
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by SPECIAL TO WNYC

Kenmore Mercy Hospital has gone through many changes over the past year, as the Catholic Health hospital continues its development as an Orthope­dic Campus of Excellence in Western New York. From pre-surgical education to post-hospital rehabilitation, Kenmore Mercy offers orthopedic patients a complete continuum of care all in one location. 

Pro-Life committees share strategies at Vine & Branches meetings
Monday, December 09, 2013 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Respect life coordinators across the diocese have asked for more education on life issues and the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities has replied. Warriors in the pro-life movement now hold quarterly Vine & Branches meetings to share information and hear from people making decisions that support life.

Sister Norine enjoys volunteer service during retirement
Thursday, December 05, 2013 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

Among the many retired women religious in the Diocese of Buffalo is Sister Norine Truax, RSM, who helped area Catholics develop ways to help children with special needs.

Permanent deacon receives blessing through pro-life ministry
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by ERIN TRESTER

Michael Dulak was ordained a permanent deacon three years ago and now serves at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Blasdell. As part of his ministry, Deacon Dulak has been doing various work in pro-life ministries. 

Fidelis Care expands into Western New York
Monday, October 14, 2013 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

With President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act taking effect, Fidelis Care announced they have been approved as a qualified health plan for New York state residents to consider purchasing in September. Fidelis is the state’s only Catholic health care insurance.

Father Seil talks diabetes in new 'Our Daily Bread'
Friday, October 11, 2013 by PAULA DEANGELIS

We hear so much about it, but exactly what is diabetes? According to Ann Marie Smokowski, a certified diabetes educator and certified dietitian/nutritionist at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, “Diabetes is a medical condition where a person has high blood sugar because the pancreas produces inadequate amounts of insulin or the body’s cells do not respond to the insulin effectively.” 

Baker Victory Services provides adoption, foster care services
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by ERIN TRESTER

Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna has provided adoption and foster care services to families for over a century.