ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
Achievement award given for heart failure treatment
Erie County Medical Center has received an award for its success in treating patients with heart failure for the second straight year.
The Get With the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award recognizes ECMC for giving heart patients the follow-up measures to prevent future heart failure recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Under the program, heart failure patients are started on cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuretics and anticoagulants while they’re in the hospital. After discharge, they receive alcohol and drug counseling, thyroid management counseling and referrals for cardiac rehabilitation.
Sikh community welcoming public to Clarence Gurdwara
The local Sikh community is inviting the public for prayers, a moment of silence and a meal Sunday to honor those who lost their lives in Milwaukee.
The service will start at 11 a.m. at the Clarence Gurdwara, 9550 Clarence Center Road.
Hymns will be sung by cantors, with an English translation provided on a screen, from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by prayers and readings from scriptures. A moment of silence, followed by a brief talk, will take place at 12:15 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. a langar, a freshly cooked vegetarian meal, will be served.
Pair of swimming bans lifted at Krull Park, Camp Kenan
LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Health Department Thursday lifted swimming bans imposed Tuesday on two Lake Ontario beaches because of elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Beaches were reopened at Krull Park in Olcott and Camp Kenan in Somerset.
old fort niagara
‘Soldiers of the Revolution’ set to unfold this weekend
YOUNGSTOWN – About 100 re-enactors will descend on Old Fort Niagara Saturday and Sunday for the annual “Soldiers of the Revolution” weekend.
An 18th century battle re-enactment will be offered at 3 p.m. both days.
The event is covered by the regular admission price of $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12, Children younger than 6 are admitted free.
‘Beast Feast’ makes menu as ‘Ferocious Friday’ event Zookeepers will show visitors how the animals dine during Beast Feast, from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Buffalo Zoo. The program is held in conjunction with August’s First Niagara Ferocious Fr
keepers will set up displays in the gorilla vestibule and lead tours of the animal diet kitchen at 6:30 and 7:30. At 7, there will be a tour of the reptile department and a talk about animal nutrition. The evening concludes with a party outside the Zootique Gift Shop. For information, call 837-3900 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.