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Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-session Living with Diabetes Seminar

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-session Living with Diabetes Seminar

 

Rural Outreach Center Health Care Services is offering a free five-week seminar on Living with Diabetes: New Directions, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3. The seminar will take place at  730 Olean Road, East Aurora. 

These interactive seminars are set up for people with diabetes, caregivers and other interested individuals. Major topics in this Living with Diabetes seminar series will include the importance of exercise, medications, new and ongoing research, and the importance of proper nutrition for people dealing with diabetes. This series is open to the public and interested individuals are invited to attend as many sessions as possible. To register, please contact Ruthie at 220-4834 or Don at 652-8197.

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Elderwood is the latest long term care facility to participate in Western New York’s clinical information exchange.  This includes Elderwood’s 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities located in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, West Seneca, Wheatfield and Williamsville.

“Having access to one’s latest test results, medication history and other current clinical information provide treating physicians with a more complete medical picture on the patient they are treating. This is especially important when a patient transitions from one health care setting to another,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “With this information readily and securely available, physicians can provide more timely and effective treatment at the point of care.”

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Buffalo Ultrasound has joined Western New York’s clinical information exchange as its first mobile imaging data source. Diagnostic quality images for both radiology and echocardiography studies as well as reports from Buffalo Ultrasound’s testing centers including all mobile locations can now be securely and electronically accessed through HEALTHeLINK by more than 3,400 participating physicians.

“Having immediate access to current clinical information on a patient, including recent diagnostic imaging exams, provides value to health care professionals in being able to offer efficient and effective treatment at the point of care,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “In the case of radiology exams, this information can also enhance patient safety by helping to reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate tests and in turn the amount of radiation exposure received.”

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Buffalo Ultrasound has joined Western New York’s clinical information exchange as its first mobile imaging data source. Diagnostic quality images for both radiology and echocardiography studies as well as reports from Buffalo Ultrasound’s testing centers including all mobile locations can now be securely and electronically accessed through HEALTHeLINK by more than 3,400 participating physicians.

“Having immediate access to current clinical information on a patient, including recent diagnostic imaging exams, provides value to health care professionals in being able to offer efficient and effective treatment at the point of care,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “In the case of radiology exams, this information can also enhance patient safety by helping to reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate tests and in turn the amount of radiation exposure received.”

Support Classes for Caregivers to be Offered at Annunciation

Support Classes for Caregivers to be Offered at Annunciation

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a series of six weekly classes aimed at assisting persons who provide care for ailing relatives or friends, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 21 in Selbert Hall at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.   

The frustration, depression and even anger that affect those helping an aged parent or incapacitated spouse can cloud decision-making, upset all other relationships and impact the health of the caregiver. That is what Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a national program developed by Legacy Health Systems (Portland, Oregon) and Stanford University, addresses.

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details.