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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 F250 4x4 Ex Cab with a 6.0 L Diesel. What are your thoughts on the chip tuners such as Bully Dog and Super Chips? Are they worth the investment?
Douglas from Tornado, WV

Douglas,

Memorial Announces Management Appointments

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Three Niagara Falls Memorial Medical employees have been appointed to new management positions effective today.  Their assignments were announced by Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, R.N., B.S.N.

Elizabeth Stom has been promoted to Director of Rehabilitation Services, with overall responsibility for services at Memorial’s downtown campus and the Summit Healthplex,

A licensed physical therapist, Ms. Stom holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from D’Youville College, where she received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.  She has extensive experience in both acute and long-term rehabilitation care and has served as rehabilitation coordinator at the medical center’s Schoellkopf Health Center since 2004.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’02 Ford Focus that came with one key when I bought it (used). When I went to get a second key made I was told that they couldn't make a key for it because it had a “transponder” and I would need to get one from a dealer. This is expensive! Is this absolutely necessary or is there another way to get a key?

Jan from Eagle, CO

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

Dr. Robert Baker Co-Authors AAP Guidelines on Iron Deficiency in Children

Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, co-authored an AAP report entitled, "Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0 –3 Years of Age).

This clinical report released at the recent National Conference & Exhibition of the AAP in San Francisco and sets AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women’s Board Presents $75,000 Donation at Fall Fashion Gala

Alice Russ, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Women’s Board; Diane Kazmierczak, chair, fall fashion gala; Joyce Lynda, co-chair, fall fashion gala; Christopher Lane, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

The Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women’s Board presented a $75,000 donation, completing a $250,000 pledge, to renovate the labor and delivery unit and women’s service area at the hospital. 

Alice P. Russ, Women’s Board President, presented the check to Christopher Lane, President of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, at the hospital’s annual Fall Fashion Gala. 

Since its inception in 1962, the Woman’s Board has raised nearly $4 million for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  The board’s fundraising efforts, include an annual golf tournament, fall fashion show, hospital gift shop, The Garden of Eat-in Café, art gallery sales and Baby Portraits. 

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2000 Chevy Venture van with 54,000 miles. The transmission fluid has been changed twice and the coolant was changed about one year ago. Should I get the spark plugs changed before they get stuck in the head? The dealer wants to just clean them and not replace them. Thank you.
Cole from Buffalo, NY

Cole,