While winter offers a lot of great activities like sledding, skiing, and hot chocolate — it also can be one of the most dangerous seasons of the year.
With the lowered temperatures in winter, navigation both in vehicles and on foot become much more difficult. Ice can be anywhere, and it can be hidden. You may not notice it until it is too late. As a person ages, the likelihood of fracturing a bone from a fall increases. It is imperative to be prepared for the ice this winter.
As women, we face unique health challenges. In order to maintain long-term health, prevention and early detection of medical conditions and diseases is key. Depending on your stage of life, the following exams are recommended.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults 18 and older on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 8 p.m.
The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St. Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available along with two types of pneumonia vaccine.
In order to expedite the inoculation process, please wear a short-sleeved shirt or top.
Patients with health insurance, including Medicare, should be prepared to present their insurance cards. No co-pay will be required. Individuals who do not have insurance will be charged $25 for the quadrivalent influenza vaccine. Other vaccines will be available for a separate fee.
People exhibiting cold-like symptoms, including an elevated temperature, should wait until a later clinic to get their flu shots.
For information, call 278-4455.
WIVB’s news co-anchor Brittni Smallwood stopped in to interview a patient who suffered a heart attack and was treated at the Cath Lab located at The Heart Center of Niagara. Minutes matter during a heart attack, the Cath Lab is the only one located in Niagara County and is closer than going to Buffalo. Read the rest of this entry »
In the latest edition of Keeping Up with NFMMC you will find stories about recent and upcoming events, staff accomplishments, Auxiliary activities, sports (oh yes!) and a whole lot more.
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Because the pains started in his back, Philip Settimi didn’t know he was having a heart attack or that he was about to die. Read the rest of this entry »
After Having bypass surgery in my left leg I contracted a infection in the groin wound. After taking antibiotics for 10 days the wound would not close. After following surgeon’s orders for two weeks it would not heal. So on the advice of a Memorial staff member I was scheduled to go to the Wound Center at Memorial Medical Center. Then I was checked out by Dr Kolli and his great staff. I was cleaned up and given a new procedure . And in 4 days the wound began closing and healing. I suffered for two weeks and in one visit I was on my way to recovery. Thank You Memorial Wound Center.
I am very pleased to prepare this “glowing” report to you regarding my recent admission to the Schoellkopf Health Center.
David Green is the Head Golf Professional at Shelridge Country Club with years of experience as a PGA Professional, and needed emergency treatment for a wound and other serious conditions. He shares his story in a letter to Joseph Ruffolo, President & CEO of NFMMC.