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Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Women of all ages experience painful uterine conditions, such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal pain, and irregular bleeding. In fact, hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus – is the second most common surgery for women in theU.S.

To provide area women with important health information, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Women’s Wellness program on common gynecologic and uterine conditions, entitled “Endometriosis, Fibroids & Other Common Conditions: A Women’s Guide to Uterine Health,” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

?Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and an Electronic Benefit Transfer system will greet visitors to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market during the 2011 season. Already one of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the market opens for business on Saturday, May 7. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

The market features more than 30 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more in an open-air setting.

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

 Determined to save lives and end breast cancer forever, the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host their Kick-Off Luncheon for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure on Wednesday, April 6th, 12 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  

The 2011 Komen WNY Race for the Cure will take place on June 11th in Delaware Park; over 8,000 are expected to attend this year’s race.  As a part of the Kick-Off Luncheon the Komen WNY Affiliate will officially award 8 grants totaling $431,858 to community programs providing breast cancer services in the Western New York area.

“To meet needs right here in our community, this year’s grant slate specifically addresses the underserved population in Western New York” said Jackie Mordaunt, Executive Director of the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

Finding a safe, free and centrally located walking path is now as easy as picking up the phone, thanks to a new smartphone application from the American Heart Association.

The free Walking Paths app enables users to find, tag and “like” more than 2,500 American Heart Association-designated walking paths across the country, or even create and save favorite walking paths using the GPS function as they walk.

The app is available now for GPS-enabled Android smartphones – in time for the fifth annual National Start! Walking Day on April 6, when the American Heart Association calls on all Americans to find 30 minutes in their day to walk to improve their heart health.

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health LIFE - Living Independently for Elders, presents a free, two-part community program entitled, “Boot Camp for Successful Aging," on April 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Avenue, Lackawanna.

Guest speakers include eldercare specialist Beverly A. Kubala, RN, CCM, president of Geriatric Care Managers of WNY, and Laurie Menzies, ESQ, an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law. The two sessions will cover a variety of topics including long term care options and financial planning to help participants develop a successful plan for aging.

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