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Jericho Ministry Announces Plans to Become a Federally Qualified Health Center

Jericho Ministry Announces Plans to Become a Federally Qualified Health Center

BUFFALO, NY- Jericho Road Ministries (JRM) in partnership with their founding organization, Jericho Road Family Practice (JRFP), is moving forward with plans to become a Federally Qualified Health Center.  The Family Practice is applying for Article 28 State certification and will be applying for Federal certification next year.

Kenmore's Driving Force For The Physically Challenged

Kenmore's Driving Force For The Physically Challenged

Courier Express Feb. 21, 1965

Genius of P.A. Dunn Boon to Handicapped 

  INVENTOR OF NOTE -- The varied inventions of Paul A. Dunn Jr. range from a jack for airplanes that is used on a Gemini spacecraft, to special equipment for the handicapped and for hospital patients. The Dunn Manual Drive Control enables a driver to operate the brakes and accelerator of his car with either his right or left hand.  That is the invention for which Paul Dunn is internationally known. Recently he received enquiries concerning it from Ford Motor Co. of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Outcomes for Patients of Cystic Fibrosis Center at Women & Children’s Hospital Among Best in US

The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is among the highest performing centers in the United States according to data compiled by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation measuring the most relevant clinical outcomes for patients.

Measures of pulmonary and nutritional status are the strongest predictors of future health in people with cystic fibrosis, a life-shortening genetic disease that causes thick mucus in the lungs and trouble digesting food.  Data measuring lung function (FEV1) and body mass index (a nutritional indicator) for patients receiving care from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center of WNY both are ranked among the highest performing centers nationally.

For the measure of lung function (FEV1), the percentage predicted for patients 18 to 29 years in 2009 (most recent data available) at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo was 82.  The national median for this percentage related to lung fun

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid customers don’t have to be Scrooges to save money on lighting and festivities this holiday season.  By following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective season.

 

Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Free Adult Flu Shot & Health Screening Clinic at The Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – December 1, 2010 – The winter season is here and we want to help adult members in the community fight the flu virus. Flu shots, blood pressure and diabetes screenings will be given: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 6th, at 104 Maryland Street Buffalo, NY 14201.

Insurance cards should be brought if the person is insured. If a person does not have insurance, they will not be turned away. This event is free to the community and sponsored by Catholic Health Charities Health Connection, The Belle Center and Holy Cross Church. 

March of Dimes Partners with Statewide Health Agencies to Address Late Preterm Birth

In an effort to reduce the number of late preterm births, the March of Dimes New York Chapter announced today it will partner with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Chapter of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) to help educate health care providers and the public on the importance of the last weeks of pregnancy and the risk of early deliveries.  A healthy, full term-pregnancy lasts 39-40 weeks, yet there has been a rise in births scheduled prior to that time through inductions and C-sections that are not medically necessary - a practice once thought to be safe.  Research shows that scheduling births, even a few weeks too early, may result in babies having feeding, breathing and learning problems.  They are also more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).