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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its fourth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2014 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 7. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

Tomasik Optical Offers Eye-opening Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Tomasik Optical Offers Eye-opening Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while flowers and chocolates might sound like a great idea, how about surprising your sweetheart with something that shows you really care? Michael Tomasik, owner of Tomasik Optical in Orchard Park and Lackawanna, has an idea that will help couples see their future in much greater focus.

Pets Need Dental Care

Pets Need Dental Care

 

(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!)

If you're a responsible pet owner, there are certain regular trips to the veterinarian's office that you see as essential – heartworm pills, vaccinations, etc. You may not, however, have considered your dog or cat's teeth.

Dental health for pets may be lesser-known, but it's an important part of veterinary care. It's also something pet owners are increasingly recognizing as a necessity to keep their furry family members healthy and happy.

The Tooth Truth for Pet Parents

The Tooth Truth for Pet Parents

 

(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!)

Here’s a health idea you can sink your teeth into: Leading physicians and veterinarians say dental health is important for people and animals. Gum disease has been linked to such illnesses as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

HEALTHeLINK issues final report on three-year Beacon Community project

HEALTHeLINK issues final report on three-year Beacon Community project

Marking the completion of its three-year Beacon Community project, HEALTHeLINK today launched an online report (www.wnybeacon.com) highlighting the documented improvement in quality of care and outcomes for diabetic patients and improved provider communication and care coordination through the use of health information technology.

The Beacon Community project was a collaboration among HEALTHeLINK, Catholic Medical Partners, P2 Collaborative of Western New York, and more than 40 other health care organizations.  The Western New York (WNY) Beacon was one of 17 Beacon Communities nationwide and was funded by a $16.1 million grant through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). It was tasked with building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure and testing innovative approaches to make measurable improvements in health, care, and cost over a three-year period.

Catholic Medical Partners Honored for Leadership in Health Information Technology

Catholic Medical Partners Honored for Leadership in Health Information Technology

Local organization has been at forefront of reform efforts

 

Catholic Medical Partners, a network of more than 900 local physicians, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, was recently recognized for its leadership in the adoption, implementation and use of health information technology, receiving the PATH Award from the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). The award was presented at the Digital Health Conference in New York City.

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Better Vision

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Better Vision

 

Millions of Americans deal with vision-related issues every day, from easily correctible impairments such as near- or far-sightedness to more complicated problems such as cataracts or macular degeneration. And during this season of gift-giving, wouldn’t it make sense to give a gift that brings eye care and eye health into focus?

Vision-related gift items could include a gift certificate for a complete eye exam, stylish new sunglasses, a supply of contact lenses, sport or safety goggles, or products such as lens cleaner or contact lens solution.