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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

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

His passion for fitness and weightlifting would eventually lead him to national and world powerlifting titles and even some world records. In fact, he’s built a weightlifting resume that goes beyond being impressive. Statistically, he is among the all-time greats in a sport that doesn’t get a tremendous amount of exposure. If it did, he’d almost certainly be a household name by now.   

Pursuing Enlightenment: Evening Lecture and Retreat

Buffalo Mindfulness Community

Location: Daemen College • 4380 Main Street, Amherst, New York

Business Building (Getzville Rd - From Main St, take 2nd Getzville Rd entrance)

Friday, November 19

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) – Shinzen will offer a public talk on how enlightenment is pursued in the 3 major forms of Buddhist meditation: Vipassana (also known as mindfulness or insight meditation), Zen and Vajrayana.

Saturday, November 20

Dr. Lewis First from University of Vermont Presents Annual Richard T. Sarkin Grand Rounds Lecture

Lewis First, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital, and Editor -in-Chief of Pediatrics, is the guest speaker for the annual Grand Rounds Lecture sponsored by the Richard T. Sarkin, M.D., Foundation for Medical Education.

Dr. First presented, "Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership: some first impressions after 16 fun-filled years as a Pediatric Department Chair".

Experience Holiday Magic at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees presents a magical wonderland for all of Western New York to enjoy with decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202 from November 19- December 3. 

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts.

Dr. Jerrold Lerman Reviews and Provides Commentary for Article Published in The Lancet

Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, Attending Anesthesiologist at Women & Children’s Hospital, was a reviewer and requested to provide a commentary for an article recently published in The Lancet, entitled, “Risk Assessment Questionnaire Identifies Likelihood of Anesthetic Complications in Children Prior to Surgery.”

The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.

As one of four reviewers for this article, Dr. Lerman was then requested to provide an objective comment on the clinical relevance of this study and implications for children under anesthesia.