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Lancaster High School's Fight Against Cancer Continues Saturday

Lancaster High School's Fight Against Cancer Continues Saturday

 Cancer survivors, those who have taken care of loved ones and those who have lost friends and relatives to the disease soon will have a chance to “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.”

  These are the ideals of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and Lancaster High School will hold the kick-off for its third annual Relay at 10 a.m.

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

“We need more signatures from parents and student athletes who have experienced concussions,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement. “This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants. We also need concerned individuals to contact their local representatives and urge them to support this petition drive.”

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Heart Fair at Kenmore Mercy

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Heart Fair at Kenmore Mercy

In recognition of National Heart Month, do something good for your heart by attending the Catholic Health Heart Fair on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, located at 2950 Elmwood Avenue in Tonawanda.

The Heart Fair is free and open to all and will include a multi-screening “Heart Risk Assessment,” along with valuable health information to reduce your risk of heart disease. The Heart Risk Assessment includes a free cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, pulse and blood pressure check, body fat analysis, and ejection fraction (EF) ECHO reading.

In addition to the free screenings, the Heart Fair will also feature:

Child Weight Management Program Offered by Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Child Weight Management Program Offered by Mount St. Mary's Hospital

The healthcare professionals at Mount St. Mary's Hospital are teaming with the Niagara County Health Department and The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc. to offer a comprehensive Childhood Weight Management Program.

Organized in a program that will encompass eight sessions over a 16 week period, the initiative will begin in February.  An information session for parents will be held on Wednesday, January 26 from 6-7 p.m. in Room 249 of the main hospital building.  Registration is $35 per child.  For the program, a parent must accompany the child and be willing to work with the child to address the needs of the program.

Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

When former Slippery Rock University wrestler and West Seneca West Middle School teacher and coach Marty Rudich was told by the medical profession to cut back on his activities and increase his medications, he wisely chose to explore another alternative.

Marty contacted Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, and is now working with Helmicki and Primordial to regain his strength and return to a more active and athletic lifestyle.  

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Primordial Strength Inc., an exercise training company based in East Aurora, integrates Systema breathing methodologies into its programs to enhance the health and well being of all its clients. The practice involves breath patterns that control heart rate, respiration and inhibition of the release of stress chemicals. 

A Russian martial art, Systema aids in performance, stress reduction, restoration and awareness. Proper integration also allows further advancement of Explosive Power Endurance throughout Coach Steven Helmicki’s training system. Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength, is fortunate to have train with acclaimed Russian martial arts instructor Vladimir Vasiliev in the practice of Systema.<