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Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

SLI is primarily focused on the study of the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a condition caused by repetitive concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries. Helmicki contributes by communicating the Institute’s message locally and continues to advance neck and trap training that aids in the mission. 

Local Fitness Expert Creates New Training Program for U.S. Marines

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., was contacted by trainers from the U.S. Marine Corp. base in Camp Lejune over the summer to consult on new training methods. After contributing with Noreen Kuhn on the Semper Fit presentation titled “Uncommon Training with Common Movements,” next came a week-long mentoring program that ran daily from 6 a.m. until the dead of the night. 

Join the Path to Peace

 Everyone! Don't wait 30 or 40 years before you seek help for yourself or a loved one. In addition to the 58,00 names on the Vietnam wall, more than 100,000 Vietnam veterans have committed suicide. Ed Tick, Ph.D., Director of Sanctuary: A Center for Mentoring the Soul in Albany NY, gathered these numbers and you can read the details at this link

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

The Eighth Annual "Working Towards a Day Without Pain" Gala

The Eighth Annual "Working Towards a Day Without Pain" Gala took place this past weekend on October 23rd in Buffalo at the Downtown Hyatt Regency. The Gala funds vital research involving Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia, Neuropathic Pain, Spinal Cord Injuries, and related disorders. This beautiful event is organized by the Kane Family out of West Seneca, Co-founders of The Column of Hope.

Previous Galas have funded research that produced three major publications in neurosurgery journals. The latest research is the first Chiari study in Buffalo, funded by the Column of Hope, which began in September of this year. This is very exciting news that a study which began with Australian researcher Dr. Marcus Stoodley will finish up at Dent Neurological Institute under the supervision of Local Neurosurgeon Dr. Lee Guterman.

Diabetes Forum Offers Free Information from Experts

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Experts will answer questions about managing diabetes at the American Diabetes Association’s “Diabetes Education and Outreach Forum” on Tuesday, November 9th, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221.

The free, public event is geared to the needs of anyone living with diabetes, or caring for a child, parent, spouse or any family or friend member with the disease.

From 4 to 5 p.m., attendees can receive free health screenings, visit the ADA bookstore, and learn about new products and services for people with diabetes.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital Presents "Health For All Seasons" Programs

Mount St. Mary's Hospital will present a series of programs in November as part of its “Health For All Seasons” community health education program series.

On Monday, November 1 in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Mount St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes Management and Education will present two special programs. Starting at noon and continuing until 4 p.m. in the hospital’s North (outpatient) Lobby, there will be a free A1C blood draw to determine if you are at-risk for diabetes.  Patients do not need to fast and an appointment is not needed.  Results will be reported to your healthcare provider.  Following at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Endocrinologist Dr. Nadeem Aslam will present, “What’s New About Diabetes” in Room 249 of the main hospital building.  The presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. are identical.  To register, call 298-2145