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Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

West Seneca Schools to Host Parent Meeting on Teens and Drugs

Teens and Drugs: If your child is not using, he is dealing with it

Four West Seneca Central schools, in partnership with Kids Escaping Drugs, invite parents to a “Town Hall Meeting on Teens and Drugs” on Thursday, Oct. 28, at West Seneca West Senior High School.

In connection with Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-30, the principals of West Seneca East and West senior highs and middle schools strongly encourage parents to attend this interactive program that will focus on teen drug use. The premise behind the program is that although your child may not be using drugs, he or she is still dealing with this issue.

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

Dr. Robert Baker Co-Authors AAP Guidelines on Iron Deficiency in Children

Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, co-authored an AAP report entitled, "Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0 –3 Years of Age).

This clinical report released at the recent National Conference & Exhibition of the AAP in San Francisco and sets AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women’s Board Presents $75,000 Donation at Fall Fashion Gala

Alice Russ, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Women’s Board; Diane Kazmierczak, chair, fall fashion gala; Joyce Lynda, co-chair, fall fashion gala; Christopher Lane, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

The Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women’s Board presented a $75,000 donation, completing a $250,000 pledge, to renovate the labor and delivery unit and women’s service area at the hospital. 

Alice P. Russ, Women’s Board President, presented the check to Christopher Lane, President of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, at the hospital’s annual Fall Fashion Gala. 

Since its inception in 1962, the Woman’s Board has raised nearly $4 million for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  The board’s fundraising efforts, include an annual golf tournament, fall fashion show, hospital gift shop, The Garden of Eat-in Café, art gallery sales and Baby Portraits. 

Dr. Lewis First from University of Vermont Presents Annual Richard T. Sarkin Grand Rounds Lecture

Lewis First, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital, and Editor -in-Chief of Pediatrics, is the guest speaker for the annual Grand Rounds Lecture sponsored by the Richard T. Sarkin, M.D., Foundation for Medical Education.

Dr. First presented, "Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership: some first impressions after 16 fun-filled years as a Pediatric Department Chair".

Experience Holiday Magic at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees presents a magical wonderland for all of Western New York to enjoy with decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202 from November 19- December 3. 

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts.