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American Humane Association, Top Vets Counsel Pet Owners Not to Panic Over Ebola Scare

American Humane Association, Top Vets Counsel Pet Owners Not to Panic Over Ebola Scare

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

American Humane Association and the world's top veterinary experts are asking pet owners across the country to exercise caution but not to panic following reports of the Ebola virus in animals such as Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with the disease.

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Ten Health Tips for Your Pet's Well-being

Ten Health Tips for Your Pet's Well-being

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Over 50 percent of pets are considered overweight or obese, with numbers climbing steadily. Just as with people, pet obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S.  

Dr. Mark Verdino, Animal League America Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff states, "The most common cause for obesity in animals is over-feeding and lack of exercise. In this regard, most overweight animals can easily be put on a path to lose weight."  

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

AT&T Partners with Assemblyman Ray Walter to Present “It Can Wait” Program

 

Texting while driving is a growing epidemic that puts all drivers at risk. That is why AT&T teamed up with Assemblyman Raymond Walter, Town of Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety and The Resource Training Center’s Alive@25 program to bring this message to young, local at-risk drivers as part of its national “It Can Wait” education program aimed at curbing this dangerous distraction and safeguarding the roads.

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three, free six-week health-related programs focusing on caregiving, wellness and chronic disease management will be offered by Catholic Charities Older Adult Services starting in October at its 128 Wilson St., Buffalo site.

Caregivers, seniors and other adults who attend the evidence-based programs will discover tools to handle stress, reduce guilt or anger and depression, how to actively manage a chronic condition and live a healthy lifestyle.

“Evidence-based programs are based on research” and “translate tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide proven health benefits to participants,” according to the National Council on Aging.

The three programs, which will include refreshments and giveaways, are:

Canterbury Woods Begins $1.5 Million Renovation Project

Canterbury Woods Begins $1.5 Million Renovation Project

                         Work at Oxford Village unit continues series of investments in recent years

Since opening its doors 15 years ago, Canterbury Woods has set the standard for retirement living and senior care in Western New York by continuously investing in the services and environment the community’s residents enjoy. The region’s premier life care community is continuing to build on that legacy with an extensive renovation project at its five star-rated Oxford Village skilled nursing unit.

Work recently began on the $1.5 million project, which will include a new entryway, additional kitchen, dining and activities space, reconfigured administrative areas, and upgraded carpeting, wall coverings and fixtures. The project is expected to be complete by early 2015.