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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:

Kaleida Hosts Heart-Healthy Dance Lessons

Kaleida Hosts Heart-Healthy Dance Lessons

Event Will Include Expert Health Screenings

Join Spirit of Women to dance, laugh, eat, and learn at the Day of Dance Event, a community-based event hosted by Kaleida Health to improve women’s health on Thursday February 17 from 6-9 pm at the Millennium Hotel on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, NY.

The Buffalo Athletic Club (BAC) will feature demonstrations and instructions on dancing sensations including Zumba at the event for everyone to get involved.

The Day of Dance will also include a wide range of available health experts, screenings and information on important cardiovascular issues like stroke education, blood pressure checks, and body mass index screening.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at all Kaleida Health cashier offices and at the Millennium Hotel the night of the event.

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.  

Suffering from significant pain and discomfort, Marty had almost no range of motion in his neck and elevated blood pressure when he started training at Primordial.

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.

For more information on the benefits of Sys

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

Continuing to pursue its goal of providing exceptional care to its patients in a safe environment, Kaleida Health has selected DNV Healthcare, Inc. to provide accreditation services for its hospitals.

Kaleida Health is the first healthcare system in Western New York to partner with DNV Healthcare Inc. and pursue ISO 9001 compliance.

James R. Kaskie, President and CEO of Kaleida Health said, “DNV brings a collaborative relationship that will help us—as a team—provide that level of care.  Their philosophy is to build a partnership of cooperation and instruction. Accreditation is very important as it recognizes an organization-wide and continual commitment to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.”

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Marine Functional Force Training, developed locally by Steven Helmicki of East Aurora, president of Primordial Strength Inc., is featured in the December issue of MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes. Former Lancaster resident Len Kuhn, now manager of Area 4 Gym at Camp Lejune, a Marine Corps military training facility in North Carolina, is photographed in the feature.

Primordial’s Marine Functional Force Training program was specially created to meet the needs of our fighting men and women who train at Area 4. Helmicki’s curriculum is a National Association of Sports Medicine and Coopers Institute approved course and can be used to set up authentic boot camp/military-style training in homes, gyms, corporations, schools or hospitals. 

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