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Women & Children’s Hospital Hosts Skateboard Safety Day at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park

A Skateboard Safety day hosted by The Regional Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, in partnership with Kiwanis, will take place at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park on September 18 at 11 am.

To help avert future head injuries while skateboarding, head injury prevention education and demonstration activities will be presented by Dawn Melancon, R.N., Trauma Coordinator at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Kathleen Duke and Child Life Specialist Sue Mirabella. Head injury prevention programs will occur at the skate park from 11 am until 12:30 pm. Activities will include:

  • Education station, head injury prevention (jello brain, ‘egg drop’ demo)
  • Education promoting helmet use

Children participating will receive a skateboarding helmet and gear: including knee pads, wrist guards and also elbow guards on a first come first serve basis.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital To Hold First "CardioCraze"

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will conduct its first “CardioCraze” on Saturday, September 18 from 8 am – 11 am at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.

Designed around a wellness walk that will incorporate Artpark, the neighborhood streets of the Village, and Center Street, the event is a fundraiser for the Cardiology Department at Mount St. Mary’s.

The day will open with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9 a.m.  Walkers will proceed south and west from Academy Park through Artpark, S.

NC Health Department Seeks Owner of Rabid Cat

LOCKPORT, N.Y. -  The Niagara County Department of Health is still seeking the person who dropped off a 10- to 12-week-old grayish-brown, Himalayan/Siamese mix cat at 7347 Gow Road in the Town of Newfane last week. The cat was found to be rabid.

The Niagara County Department of Health has serious concern for any individuals who handled or had contact with the cat within the past few weeks. Humans who are scratched, bitten or exposed to saliva from rabid animals can develop rabies infection. To prevent rabies, exposed individuals must get care before symptoms develop. Symptoms in humans may take from several days to more than a year to appear. After the symptoms of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal. The virus damages the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.