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Daemen Transitions to Tobacco-Free Campus

Daemen Transitions to Tobacco-Free Campus

As a major initiative in fostering a healthy college environment, Daemen College has implemented a new tobacco-free policy, effective Sept. 6, 2016.

In doing so, Daemen joins more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. that have made a strong commitment to promoting the health and well-being of their college community by creating a 100 percent tobacco-free campus.

“In light of the many health risks associated with tobacco use, creating a campus environment that’s clean and free from tobacco products is key to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “The courtesy and cooperation of everyone on campus will contribute to making this a successful transition, and we will provide the collegial support needed to members of the Daemen community who may find this change to be challenging.”

New Initiative Aims to Reduce Repeat Heart Attacks

New Initiative Aims to Reduce Repeat Heart Attacks

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Every 42 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack — but you needn’t be among them. 

Consider this: Julie Kubala was one of those statistics. She’s working now to ensure she doesn’t become a different stat — about 21 percent of women and 17 percent of men age 45 and older will have another heart attack within five years of their first one.

To help, the American Heart Association (AHA) launched a new educational campaign aimed at reducing the number of repeat or recurrent heart attacks by arming survivors with simple but effective steps.

Physical Therapists Seek to Close the Lid on America's Opioid Epidemic

Physical Therapists Seek to Close the Lid on America's Opioid Epidemic

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In response to a national public health epidemic of opioid misuse and abuse, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has launched a public education campaign, #ChoosePT, to raise awareness among patients and prescribers about physical therapy as a safe alternative for pain management.

ProActive Sports Rehab to Open New Office in West Seneca

ProActive Sports Rehab to Open New Office in West Seneca

ProActive Sports Rehab, physical and rehabilitation specialists serving the Western New York community, will open a new office in West Seneca on Aug. 1.

ProActive’s new office will be located at 1900 Ridge Road, Suite 116, West Seneca, in the Seneca Square Plaza. Its office at 4535 Southwestern Blvd., Suites 805 and 806, in Hamburg will also remain open, while the company’s Orchard Park office will close as of July 28.

Established in 2005, ProActive Sports Rehab is owned and operated by West Seneca resident Jeffrey Kirchmyer, PT, and Buffalo resident Anthony Goode, PT/ATC. 

Gym-free Fitness Ideas Anyone Can Do

Gym-free Fitness Ideas Anyone Can Do

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Visiting a gym to lift weights or take a class is great for your health. However, busy schedules, tight budgets and simply not feeling like the gym environment is for you are reasons that frequently cause people to stop going. Fortunately, being fit doesn't require the gym!

Tavis Piattoly, a sports dietitian, expert nutritionist and co-founder of My Sports Dietitian, offers some no-fuss ideas for staying healthy without the gym.

Fidelis Care Awards $403,850 Grant for Catholic Charities In-School Social Work Program

Fidelis Care Awards $403,850 Grant for Catholic Charities In-School Social Work Program

Donna, whose daughter Julia recently experienced a young negotiators program with a social worker through the Catholic Charities of Buffalo In-School Social Work Program (ISSWP), said the opportunity gave her the “chance to get to know her daughter better.” In turn, Julia said she feels like a “different person” and can “hold my ground more and I have more confidence.”
      
Catholic Charities ISSWP collaborates with 10 Catholic Diocesan elementary and middle schools in Erie and Niagara counties to provide a part- or full-time social worker to address any non-academic barriers to school success. This is the 12th consecutive year Fidelis Care has supported the program, recently awarding Catholic Charities a $403,850 grant to continue its commitment to make a difference in the lives of youth, their families and educators.

Four Ways to Make a Healthier You This Summer

Four Ways to Make a Healthier You This Summer

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Warmer weather is finally here, which means it's time to toss off those extra layers from both your wardrobe and yourself so you can find a healthier you this season. To do so, add these tips to your daily routine as soon as possible.

• Find your starting point. Before you can improve your health, you first need to realize where you are starting from. Create your own health profile by seeing your doctor for your annual physical. Record your height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other important levels. Then monitor your numbers throughout the season to see how they improve.