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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. 

Dr. Peter Gambacorta Appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

A native of Western New York, Dr. Gambacorta graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, during which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently earned his Master of Science degree at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Gambacorta earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System.

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

Driving while drowsy, what's the harm?

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed that drowsy driving is responsible for about one in eight deadly crashes, one in ten crashes resulting in occupant hospitalization, and one in twenty crashes in which a vehicle was towed. During Drowsy Driving Prevention Week– November 8-14, Catholic Health’s SleepCare Sleep Centers remind you of the dangers of sleep impaired driving. 

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.”

Sisters Hospital Past Medical Staff Presidents Club Honors Two for Men of the Year Award

Each year, the Sisters of Charity Hospital Past Medical Staff Presidents Club honors one or two people from the community as the Man or Woman of the year. Candidates are chosen by the significant contributions they have made to Sisters Hospital throughout the year.

This year, the Past Medical Staff Presidents are honoring Peter U. Bergmann, President & CEO of Sisters Hospital and Dr. Brian D’Arcy, Catholic Health Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, as Men of the year. Peter and Brian were chosen for their support and efforts during the merger of Sisters Hospital and St. Joseph Campus.

“Their strong leadership during the merger of the two hospitals made the transition from two medical staffs to one extremely smooth,” says Dr. Greg Castiglia, current president of the group. “Since establishing one medical staff between the two campuses it has improved the overall quality of care, standardization of policies and procedures by physicians.”