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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.

Happy Halloween from the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 30: A visit from the Massachusetts Avenue Project and the GrowWNY Bicycle Fender Blender ... and maybe even a few Halloween surprises!

And, don’t forget to pick up some corn stalks, pumpkins and apple cider for a festive Halloween! 

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

Dr. Robert Baker Co-Authors AAP Guidelines on Iron Deficiency in Children

Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, co-authored an AAP report entitled, "Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0 –3 Years of Age).

This clinical report released at the recent National Conference & Exhibition of the AAP in San Francisco and sets AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women’s Board Presents $75,000 Donation at Fall Fashion Gala

Alice Russ, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Women’s Board; Diane Kazmierczak, chair, fall fashion gala; Joyce Lynda, co-chair, fall fashion gala; Christopher Lane, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

The Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Women’s Board presented a $75,000 donation, completing a $250,000 pledge, to renovate the labor and delivery unit and women’s service area at the hospital. 

Alice P. Russ, Women’s Board President, presented the check to Christopher Lane, President of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, at the hospital’s annual Fall Fashion Gala. 

Since its inception in 1962, the Woman’s Board has raised nearly $4 million for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  The board’s fundraising efforts, include an annual golf tournament, fall fashion show, hospital gift shop, The Garden of Eat-in Café, art gallery sales and Baby Portraits. 

Annette and Colin McMahon Chair the 2010 Festival of Trees

Annette and Colin McMahon, MD, chairpersons of the Festival of Trees, are preparing for the open of the 33rd holiday season event benefiting Women & Children’s Hospital which starts November 19 and runs until December 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202. It will be open 24 hours each of these days for people to come and experience the Glittering Wonderland of elegance and charm.

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. It also serves as a significant fundraising event for Women & Children’s Hospital.

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".