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Cancer Society Condems Cuts to NYS Quitline and Tobacco Control Program

Cancer Society Condems Cuts to NYS Quitline and Tobacco Control Program

Buffalo, NY - (March 29, 2011) The American Cancer Society is fuming over massive cuts coming to the New York State Tobacco Control Program (TCP).

Late this afternoon the Society learned that $17 million dollars in cuts have been approved by the NYS Department of Budget. The TCP, which funds the Buffalo based New York State Smokers Quitline, provides free resources for people looking to quit smoking.

2011 Relay For Life at The University at Buffalo

2011 Relay For Life at The University at Buffalo

2011 Relay For Life of The University at Buffalo NY Announcements

Registration Fee is $10 in advance - $20 at the door
Regardless of when you register. So sign up early and pay your registration fee. In order to receive an event T-Shirt each participant must raise a minimum of $50.

 

 

Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience.

Greater Buffalo Chapter To Wrap Up "Red Cross Month" With Free Citizens CPR Training

Greater Buffalo Chapter To Wrap Up "Red Cross Month" With Free Citizens CPR Training

 In honor of Red Cross Month, the Greater Buffalo Chapter will be offering two free, one-hour Citizens CPR training programs on Thursday, March 31st.  This Hands-Only CPR does not require mouth-to-mouth breathing, and is intended to help people who don’t require CPR certification to be prepared to assist in an emergency situation.  Certified instructors will show students the steps they would need to take to assist someone having a heart attack until trained personnel arrive.  These free courses are part of an American Red Cross initiative to train five million people in Citizens CPR over the next year.

WHAT:          Free Citizens CPR Training programs

WHEN:         Thursday, March 31, 6pm-8pm (two one-hour classes)

WHERE:      American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep conditions that are preventable and treatable. Did you know that people who have diabetes and sleep less than six hours a night are three times as likely to have elevated blood sugar levels, which can lead to medical complications? Catholic Health will present a free dinner program discussing the link between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea on Wednesday, March 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore.

Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

No Blarney, These St. Patrick's Day Favorites Can Be Unlucky for Your Health

From leprechauns to shamrocks…. it seems that there is a wee bit o’ Irish in all of us at St.Patrick's Day! But it’s not just about wearing green on March 17th. Holiday parties and family dinners would not be complete without traditional Irish and Irish-American dishes. But the American Cancer Society wants folks to know that if you're looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow watch out for these foods that can be unlucky to your health.

March is National Nutrition Month and good nutrition is an important way to help lower your cancer risk. According to the American Cancer Society, a healthy diet that is low in fat, high in fiber, with lots of fruits and vegetables, has been shown to help reduce the probability of developing cancer. Popular St.

National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day

Thursday, March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross will be taking part by hosting a “Girls Night Out” event on Friday, March 11th.  This event is being held in conjunction with the Community Action for Prenatal Care Project-Buffalo Prenatal/Perinatal Network and Kaleida Health Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo-Parents and Children Together Clinic.

HIV/AIDS affects nearly 280,000 women in the United States, and research shows that when compared to men, women face gaps in access and care.  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

Kaleida Healthcare Workers Kick-Off Contract Campaign

Kaleida Healthcare Workers Kick-Off Contract Campaign

From a Statement Issued by CWA Local 1168 

 BUFFALO, N.Y. - More than 100 nurses, lab technicians, and other healthcare workers kicked off contract negotiations on Wednesday morning with a rally focusing on the need to protect high-quality patient care for Western New York families.  At the rally they unveiled billboards that will stand outside Kaleida hospitals around the community.   

“Quality, affordable patient care is our number one concern,” said CWA Local 1168 President John Klein.  “Kaleida must give us the tools we need to care for our community.” 

The rally marked the start of contract negotiations with Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest health system, which includes Buffalo General, DeGraff, and Millard Fillmore hospitals.  The contract expires on May 31st.