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National Institute of Corrections Free Webcast Moving the Conversation Into Action

Join this free webcast, Building a Trauma-Informed Nation: Moving the Conversation Into Action, hosted by The Federal Partners Committee on Women & Trauma on September 29-30, 2015.

US Coast Guard: September is Suicide Prevention Month "Don't Go It Alone"

US Coast Guard: September is Suicide Prevention Month "Don't Go It Alone"
September is Suicide Prevention Month and this year’s goal is to increase awareness that suicide can be prevented. Although it is difficult to know why people end their own lives, some of the reasons include not knowing where to go for help, the perceived stigma of reaching out, and neglecting personal and family social, psychological, and spiritual fitness. By taking action when it is uncomfortable, and by developing and maintaining personal and family resilience, suicidal behavior can be stopped. From CY2012 to 2014, 25 active duty Coast Guard (CG) members committed suicide; since October 2014, there have been 11.

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

Planned Security Exercises At Indian Point; Exercises Will Include Sound Of Simulated Gunfire

Buchanan – Security exercises will be conducted at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on Tuesday, September 1st and Wednesday, September 2nd using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. During the exercises, persons near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out simulated attack scenarios that are intended to be as realistic as possible.

Local law enforcement agencies have been informed of the events.

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Buffalo Ultrasound has joined Western New York’s clinical information exchange as its first mobile imaging data source. Diagnostic quality images for both radiology and echocardiography studies as well as reports from Buffalo Ultrasound’s testing centers including all mobile locations can now be securely and electronically accessed through HEALTHeLINK by more than 3,400 participating physicians.

“Having immediate access to current clinical information on a patient, including recent diagnostic imaging exams, provides value to health care professionals in being able to offer efficient and effective treatment at the point of care,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “In the case of radiology exams, this information can also enhance patient safety by helping to reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate tests and in turn the amount of radiation exposure received.”

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Buffalo Ultrasound has joined Western New York’s clinical information exchange as its first mobile imaging data source. Diagnostic quality images for both radiology and echocardiography studies as well as reports from Buffalo Ultrasound’s testing centers including all mobile locations can now be securely and electronically accessed through HEALTHeLINK by more than 3,400 participating physicians.

“Having immediate access to current clinical information on a patient, including recent diagnostic imaging exams, provides value to health care professionals in being able to offer efficient and effective treatment at the point of care,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “In the case of radiology exams, this information can also enhance patient safety by helping to reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate tests and in turn the amount of radiation exposure received.”

Back-To-School Tips Keep Kids Healthy, Safe

Back-To-School Tips Keep Kids Healthy, Safe

With the final days of summer upon us, back-to-school items are already popping up on store shelves. Pediatricians at Catholic Health remind families that getting their child scheduled for back to a school physical should be on their checklist.

The annual physical allows the pediatrician to monitor your child’s height, weight, hearing, and vision, as well address any emotional, developmental, or social concerns. These exams also address preventative issues and help regulate pre-existing conditions like asthma and allergies.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends school age children should get a physical at least once every two years. “Create a list of items to discuss with your child’s pediatrician,” recommended Jack F. Coyne, MD, chairman of Pediatrics for Catholic Health. Dr. Coyne noted that parents should consider the following questions at their child’s physical appointment:

Are there any vaccines my child may need for this visit or in the future?