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Fr. Joe Bayne is Guest Speaker at Annunciation

Fr. Joe Bayne is Guest Speaker at Annunciation

Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM, executive director of The Franciscan Center, a haven for youth and family located in South Buffalo, was guest speaker at The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School in Elma on Nov. 17. Father Joe spoke on a variety of topics, from bullying to mental health issues. He also serves as Catholic chaplain for the Buffalo Fire Department. At the conclusion of his visit, the students filled his vehicle with items to take back to The Franciscan Center. The items were purchased through 7th and 8th grade fundraising activities.

 

Manage Your Pet’s Diabetes With These Helpful Hints

Manage Your Pet’s Diabetes With These Helpful Hints

(Welcome to our 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!)

Many people don't know that the diabetes epidemic in the United States isn't just striking humans — it affects pets, too. Diabetes can lead to health complications like recurrent infections, nerve damage and cataracts, says Dr. Debbie Olbrich, a veterinarian for Abbott Animal Health.

Local Cheerleaders Compete in Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge

Local Cheerleaders Compete in Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge

Cheerleaders from throughout Western New York need you to cheer them on at the annual Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 152 Franklin St., Buffalo. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m.

This year’s cheer competition features two-panel judging, national style warm-up, priority seating, play-by-play feedback, trophies and awards. Video taping and cameras are allowed.

Spectator tickets are $10 for ages 12 to adult, $5 for ages 4 to 11 and children 3 and under are free. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Fitness for Kids Challenge. For more information, please call the Foundation at 635-4959.

Annunciation’s Health Students Visit Inner-city Clinic

Annunciation’s Health Students Visit Inner-city Clinic

Students in The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School today visited Kaleida's North Buffalo Medical Park and were able to experience first-hand how an inner-city health clinic works. It was an excellent and informative behind-the-scenes tour!

Located at 900 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, the Medical Park specializes in internal medicine, dermatology and social work services. 

The Center for Health Science is an innovative two-year curriculum that offers students hands-on opportunities in a variety of health science environments. Among the supporters of the Center are Independent Health, UNYTS, Catholic Health and Kaleida Health.

Tips on Sharing a Home With Pets and Plants

Tips on Sharing a Home With Pets and Plants

(Welcome to our 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!)

Plants can be a beautiful way to spruce up your home and garden, but if you share your home with a dog or cat, you’ll want to choose your plants carefully. The leaves, seeds, berries and bulbs of some common plants can be poisonous to pets.

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored

(Welcome to our 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!)

Smelly doggie breath can be annoying. And dog owners will go to great lengths to eliminate or cover it up. But be aware — pet oral care goes beyond preventing bad doggie breath. Poor gum health allows nasty bacteria to make a beeline straight for a pet's circulatory system, which can have harmful effects on vital organs.

Annunciation Students Visit Buffalo General Hospital

Annunciation Students Visit Buffalo General Hospital

Students participating in the new Center for Health Science at Annunciation School in Elma were given a lesson in lung function, learned some CPR training tips and were taught how to administer an injection during a field trip to Buffalo General Hospital on Thursday, October 20. This is the third health-related field trip for the student this year. Previous visits were to Rural/Metro Medical Services and Mercy Flight.

The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School is an innovative two-year curriculum that offers students hands-on opportunities in a variety of health science environments. Among the supporters of the Center are Independent Health, UNYTS, Catholic Health and Kaleida Health.