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Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

 

Texting while driving is a growing epidemic that puts all drivers at risk. That is why AT&T teamed up with Assemblyman Raymond Walter, Town of Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety and The Resource Training Center’s Alive@25 program to bring this message to young, local at-risk drivers as part of its national “It Can Wait” education program aimed at curbing this dangerous distraction and safeguarding the roads.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans for 7th annual Conference on Healthcare for Women

Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans for 7th annual Conference on Healthcare for Women

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will host the 7th Annual “Conference on Healthcare for Women – For All Generations” to raise awareness among women in the local community on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health. This year’s day-long conference is Saturday, November 1at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls. The event features entertaining speakers, demonstrations and information displays, a luncheon and breakout sessions. Registration is only $15 for the entire conference and advance registration is encouraged as space is limited to the first 350 attendees. Area residents Kate Cumbo and Tanya Miller are co-chairs of the conference.    

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital hosts Women’s Health Open House on October 14

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital hosts Women’s Health  Open House on October 14

In conjunction with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital wants to ensure that women throughout the community are keeping their health in check. The hospital will host a Women’s Health Open House on Tuesday, October 14 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the community to both learn and see the services available that target the needs of women. Tours of both the Center for Women and Imaging Center are also part of the event. Light refreshments will be served.

“From digital mammography to our renovated Center for Women facilities, we continue to offer the latest technology and amenities to further enhance the women’s and maternity services we provide to the community,” said hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Judith A. Maness. “Join us for the open house to see the facilities, talk with members of our medical staff, and learn more about how to keep your health in check.”

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

 

 

Western New York football fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate, including a season opening road win and the great news that the local team will apparently stay in Buffalo for many years to come! And now fans have a chance to celebrate the good news with the first home game of the season this Sunday in Orchard Park. However, how you choose to celebrate could have a major impact on your future and the lives of others.