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Women’s Health: Did You Know? Myths and Facts

Women’s Health: Did You Know? Myths and Facts

Women's health is a hot topic, but with an array of facts out there how can we know which ones are true and which ones are false? Follow the link at the end of this sentence to the Buffalo, NY women's health examiner's recent article titled Women’s health: Did you know? Myths and facts.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

Brothers of Mercy Partners with HEALTHeLINK

Brothers of Mercy Partners with HEALTHeLINK

The Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarence will collaborate with HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange. With patient consent, doctors and other medical staff involved in the treatment of a patient will be able to access medical history and lab and radiology test results.  

“The more health care providers and physicians who are participating in the exchange, the better they will be able to treat their patients by utilizing HEALTHeLINK to obtain patient health information that can be critical for decisions relative to patient treatment – especially in a life or death situation,” said Daniel Porreca, executive director of HEALTHeLINK. “Whether the patient is an older adult or someone undergoing rehab treatment, it’s important for that patient’s treating physicians to have access to the latest test results and prescription history. We look forward to partnering with Brothers of Mercy.”

Summertime Gazpacho Recipe

Summertime Gazpacho Recipe

There is nothing better than a cold bowl of soup on a hot summer day. Gazpacho is a healthy, great summertime soup that combines fresh veggies to form a great taste. This recipe adds a new twist to the classic recipe by offering the option to use a red pepper base instead of the traditional tomato base. Enjoy!!!

Follow this link to the Buffalo, NY Women's Health Examiner Page for the recipe: Summertime Gazpacho.

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Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Some simple rules of the road can help keep bicyclists safe when they venture out for a two-wheel excursion. Following are some tips courtesy of Buffalo attorney John Feroleto:

1.) Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life.

2.) See and be seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. 

How to Give Yourself the Perfect Pedicure at Home

How to Give Yourself the Perfect Pedicure at Home

Pedicures can be a woman's best friend during the open-toe shoe months of May through September, but at a minimum of $25 a piece we may not pamper ourselves as much as we'd like to.

Follow this link to the Buffalo, NY Women's Health Examiner's most recent article on how to give yourself the perfect pedicure at home: How to give yourself the perfect pedicure.

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Annunciation School Unveils New Center for Health Science

Annunciation School Unveils New Center for Health Science

Annunciation School in Elma today announced the unveiling of a new and unique educational program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that will be introduced to students when they return for classes in September. 

The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School will feature an innovative two-year curriculum, broken down into six trimesters, that will offer students a unique hands-on opportunity to receive health certifications, prepare research projects, explore health career opportunities, and delve into subjects such as safety, fitness, ecology and drug awareness.