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USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a memo on May 30, 2014, issuing a new policy on the validity of Form I-693, the report of medical examination and vaccination record. The new policy states that Form I-693 will now only be valid for one year from the date the form was submitted to USCIS. The form must also now be submitted within one year of the foreign national receiving the medical examination.

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 11, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf outing. Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Canterbury Woods Unveils Website for $28 Million Gates Circle Project

Canterbury Woods Unveils Website for $28 Million Gates Circle Project

Individuals can now secure apartments for expected 2016 opening

BUFFALO, NY – Canterbury Woods has taken its next step toward redefining retirement in the City of Buffalo. The region’s premier retirement living community has unveiled a website, www.cwgatescircle.org, to showcase its planned Canterbury Woods Gates Circle project, which will be developed at the site of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle hospital. The $28 million campus will feature 50 independent living and assisted living apartments, and will be prominently featured on Gates Circle facing Chapin Parkway.

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

 

It's the start of running season again! Locally, we have the Buffalo Marathon on May 25, Tough Mudder July 12-13, and numerous 5Ks and other runs throughout the summer.

With an increase in running comes an increase in running injuries. According to Runner's World, the seven most common running-related injuries are:

• Runner's knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome

• Achilles tendinitis

• Hamstring issues

Benefit to Aid WNY Resident Awaiting Multiple Organ Transplants

Benefit to Aid WNY Resident Awaiting Multiple Organ Transplants

 

A benefit for West Seneca native and Elma resident Karl Hallmark will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Iron Workers’ Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

Hallmark was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9 and has dealt with lifelong complication such as compromised vision, neuropathy and kidney dialysis. He is currently on the Cleveland Clinic’s organ transplant list awaiting a new pancreas and kidneys.

An automotive and motorcycle enthusiast, Hallmark worked for M&T Bank from 1994 to 2011 and KeyBank from 1988 to 1994. He is a 1980 graduate of Bishop Timon High School in South Buffalo.

Press Raw Food & Juice to Begin Smoothie Service at Grant Street Location

Press Raw Food & Juice to Begin Smoothie Service at Grant Street Location

Starting the first full week of May, Press Raw Food & Juice is relaunching its smoothie menu that proved very popular at its original location on Connecticut Street. The healthy food retailer and take-out shop opened at its current location, 197 Grant St. in Buffalo, in December 2013.

“Customers will have the option of creating their own smoothie, selecting from our cold pressed juices and a changing assortment of frozen organic produce, nuts, greens and supplements,” said owner and executive chef Esther Pica. “Or, they can simply select from proven winners such as Chocolate Kale, Chili Mango, The Mild Green (pineapple, pear, spinach and ginger) and the newest smoothie version of our popular ‘Wakey Wakey’ juice! We will also be offering rotary juices made to order.”

HEALTHeLINK offers syndromic surveillance reporting service to NYS Department of Health

HEALTHeLINK offers syndromic surveillance reporting service to NYS Department of Health

In partnership with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, launched an automated syndromic surveillance reporting service for its hospital partners.  Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville became the first facility to submit its syndromic surveillance data to NYSDOH via this method. Syndromic surveillance data is used to detect outbreaks and monitor disease developments. This project is the result of a Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL)-supported initiative to enhance the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) for electronic information exchange between Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and NYSDOH.