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Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

By leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, for its epidemiology and disease surveillance, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is noticing significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts, specifically as it pertains to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) surveillance, treatment, and prevention.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 19. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 19 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Rob Falgiano from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by singer/guitarist Paul Arata from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Wellness Lane, sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will also take place on Saturday. 

Western New York MRI & affiliates join HEALTHeLINK

Western New York MRI & affiliates join HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced that Western New York MRI, LLP and its affiliates (WNYMRI) is the latest independent radiology practice to join Western New York’s clinical information exchange as a data source. With authorized patient consent, the nearly 3,000 physicians who are participating in HEALTHeLINK now have access to radiology reports and diagnostic quality images from WNYMRI.

“More than 85% of the radiology reports generated in Western New York hospitals and independent radiology practices like WNYMRI are now available through HEALTHeLINK,” said Dan Porreca, HEALTHeLINK’s executive director. “By accessing this information via HEALTHeLINK, treating physicians can improve the quality of care they provide by having recent radiology and other test results right at their fingertips. In addition, providers will reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate radiology tests being ordered reducing the amount of radiation exposure for their patients.”

Dispelling Three Myths Can Lead to Better Care for Your Dog

Dispelling Three Myths Can Lead to Better Care for Your Dog

 

(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!)

Your furry pal is your best friend in the world and there's nothing you wouldn't do for him or her. In fact, many people go above and beyond for their dogs. A recent Western Financial Group study showed that six in 10 individuals always buy their pet a birthday or Christmas present – and nearly one in three consider their dog to be a family member.

Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Serve as Double Up For Bucks Pilot Site

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Serve as Double Up For Bucks Pilot Site

Beginning Saturday, July 5, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo will serve as a pilot site for a new incentive program called Double Up For Bucks. This program has been arranged by the Field & Fork Network in order to provide the Western New York region with further access to fresh and healthy food.

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

 

With backyard parties, cookouts and fireworks, the July 4th holiday is a favorite time of year for many Americans. But the celebrating can turn deadly when people drive after drinking alcohol.  

“Impaired driving can turn celebrations into tragedy in an instant,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center Drinking Driver Program. “With July 4th approaching, we’re reminding people of the cost of impaired driving. In 2012, 179 people were killed in crashes over this holiday period. Of those deaths, 44 percent were in crashes that involved alcohol.