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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. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Serve as Double Up For Bucks Pilot Site

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Serve as Double Up For Bucks Pilot Site

Beginning Saturday, July 5, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo will serve as a pilot site for a new incentive program called Double Up For Bucks. This program has been arranged by the Field & Fork Network in order to provide the Western New York region with further access to fresh and healthy food.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 5 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 5 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 5. 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 5 (weather permitting) will be the Nickel City String Band from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The market also welcomes two community groups this Saturday — KidBiz and Liberty Mutual. 

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

 

With backyard parties, cookouts and fireworks, the July 4th holiday is a favorite time of year for many Americans. But the celebrating can turn deadly when people drive after drinking alcohol.  

“Impaired driving can turn celebrations into tragedy in an instant,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center Drinking Driver Program. “With July 4th approaching, we’re reminding people of the cost of impaired driving. In 2012, 179 people were killed in crashes over this holiday period. Of those deaths, 44 percent were in crashes that involved alcohol.

Sunglasses Can Protect Your Eyes From Damage Year-round

Sunglasses Can Protect Your Eyes From Damage Year-round

 

Sunglasses have come a long way over the years, and you’re now seeing more and more people wearing them year-round and not just during the sunny summer months. When searching for the perfect pair to match your style, you’re sure to come across terms such as “UV protection” and “polarization,” which you may not be too familiar with.

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program

A group of Saudi Arabian medical students are gaining a better understanding of global health issues and the U.S. health care field while also experiencing American culture through a three-week Summer Enrichment Program being held at Daemen College.

The third annual residential program, which is offered as part of a Daemen-Jazan University international education agreement, has brought 10 Saudi Arabian students to the Daemen campus to take part in this unique learning experience that started on June 9.

“This program is a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn about the U.S. health care system from a variety of highly skilled and experienced practitioners,” said Dr. Patricia Brown, vice president for enrollment management. “It also exposes them to a different culture and new experiences at Daemen and in our Western New York region.”