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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.

Buffalo State Presents: "Dietary Fiber: Beyond the Health Implications"

Buffalo State Presents: "Dietary Fiber: Beyond the Health Implications"

The Dietetics and Nutrition Department will present two seminars, one during Bengal Pause and another in the evening, on Tuesday, March 22. “Dietary Fibers: Beyond the Health Implications” will be presented by Mr. Jit Ang, a scientist, inventor, and executive vice president of the International Fiber Corporation located in North  Tonawanda.

The daytime seminar will be held 12:15–1:30 p.m. in Bulger Communication Center South 2. The evening seminar will be presented 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium.

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.

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Home Care is sponsoring a free Community Health Education Program for health professionals, family members, and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related conditions, entitled, Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: Gentle and Loving Management of Challenging Behaviors,” on Tuesday, March 8 from 6-7:30 pm at the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room located at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Verna Benner Carson, PhD, a nationally recognized author and guest lecturer on behavioral health and Alzheimer’s care, will be the featured speaker. A clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing and associate professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Carson is best known for her work on the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s patient and a program she developed entitled, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer.”

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

Representatives from Erie County Medical Center, dedicated a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Thursday that will speed healing for trauma, surgical, diabetes and other slow-healing wounds in a unique facility for Western New York with six surgeons and three podiatrists.

Nearly 24 million people, 8 percent of the American population, have diabetes and 15 percent of those with the disease will develop chronic wounds.

The ECMC Wound Center, which the hospital built in response to closure and consolidation of  facilities at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and ECMC, is a new, state-of-the-art facility with two hyperbaric chambers. It exists to help wound patients before ulcers and injuries lead to amputations.

2011 March for Babies is Kicking off at the Buffalo Zoo February 24

2011 March for Babies is Kicking off at the Buffalo Zoo February 24

March of Dimes is kicking off its annual March for Babies fundraiser Thursday, February 24 at the Buffalo Zoo. The event is one of the organizations most popular and raises over $200,000 annually.

The event starts at 6:00 PM at The Buffalo Zoo Children's Resource Center, 300 Parkside Drive in Buffalo. The event draws out over 1,500 walkers in support of the cause.

Nearly 600 babies are born premature every week in New York alone. The March of Dimes helps mothers with newborns, healthy and premature, and gives them all the tools they need to keep babies healthy.

 

Jericho Road Family Practice Becomes a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Jericho Road Family Practice Becomes a Patient-Centered Medical Home

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jericho Road Family Practice (JRFP) is pleased to announce their recent certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. On February 8th, 2011, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded JRFP the highest recognition in Patient-Centered Medical Home standards.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a healthcare setting that organizes primary care around patients, tracking care over time and facilitating partnerships between individual patients, families, and physicians. Care is facilitated by registries and health information technology to ensure that patients get indicated care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.