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Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

 

Summer is passing by at a rapid pace, and before you know it moms and dads across Western New York will be heading out to purchase school supplies and new clothing for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. But have you given any thought to having your child’s vision tested before he or she heads back to the classroom?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, children should receive an eye evaluation once before the age of 3 and every one to two years until the age of 19. 

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding – are urged to participate in Catholic Charities free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival on Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Delaware Park at the entrance of Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street.  

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, which serves all of Erie and Niagara counties, is hosting the event to raise awareness of the benefits and significance of breastfeeding. The walk, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week taking place Aug. 1-7 in more than 170 countries worldwide, is also designed to create community support to friends, family and others who are or may be considering breastfeeding, or who have breastfed.

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

By leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, for its epidemiology and disease surveillance, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is noticing significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts, specifically as it pertains to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) surveillance, treatment, and prevention.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 19. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 19 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Rob Falgiano from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by singer/guitarist Paul Arata from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Wellness Lane, sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will also take place on Saturday. 

Western New York MRI & affiliates join HEALTHeLINK

Western New York MRI & affiliates join HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced that Western New York MRI, LLP and its affiliates (WNYMRI) is the latest independent radiology practice to join Western New York’s clinical information exchange as a data source. With authorized patient consent, the nearly 3,000 physicians who are participating in HEALTHeLINK now have access to radiology reports and diagnostic quality images from WNYMRI.

“More than 85% of the radiology reports generated in Western New York hospitals and independent radiology practices like WNYMRI are now available through HEALTHeLINK,” said Dan Porreca, HEALTHeLINK’s executive director. “By accessing this information via HEALTHeLINK, treating physicians can improve the quality of care they provide by having recent radiology and other test results right at their fingertips. In addition, providers will reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate radiology tests being ordered reducing the amount of radiation exposure for their patients.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 12 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 12 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 12. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 12 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Birdie Cree from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lexington Co-operative Market will occupy the community group table this Saturday.