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Cool Gel ’n Cap: A Good Fit for Fevers

Cool Gel ’n Cap: A Good Fit for Fevers

Cool Gel ’n Cap, a unique first aid cap for children developed right here in Western New York, can help relieve your child’s fear and discomfort from bumps and bruises, earaches, ear infections and headaches. In this week’s article, we’ll cover the topic of fevers.

If your child has a fever and you're alarmed, keep in mind that most fevers are completely harmless. The normal body temperature for adults is 98.6 degrees, and most children's core temperatures are a little higher than this. Physicians know that a temperature greater than 100 to 101 degrees does not pose much danger for otherwise healthy kids. If your child has no other symptoms you can just keep them in a cool environment, dress them in light clothing and monitor them for any changes.

Is it necessary to treat a fever? Not necessarily. In most cases, fever is treated as a comfort measure.

Cool Gel ’n Cap is Safe and Effective for Ear Infection Pain Relief

Cool Gel ’n Cap is Safe and Effective for Ear Infection Pain Relief

Cool Gel ’n Cap, a unique first aid cap for children developed right here in Western New York, can help relieve your child’s fear and discomfort from bumps and bruises, earaches, ear infections and headaches. In this week’s article, we’ll cover the topic of ear infections.

Each year, 25 million pediatric appointments in the United States are attributed to ear infections. Pain is the first clue that your child may have an ear infection. If your toddler is saying, “Mommy, my ear hurts,” or you see them tugging or holding their ear, it is likely that you will need to provide some ear infection pain relief.

Most young children will be cranky and restless when ear problems occur, even if they have no fever.

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Women of all ages experience painful uterine conditions, such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal pain, and irregular bleeding. In fact, hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus – is the second most common surgery for women in theU.S.

To provide area women with important health information, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Women’s Wellness program on common gynecologic and uterine conditions, entitled “Endometriosis, Fibroids & Other Common Conditions: A Women’s Guide to Uterine Health,” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

 Determined to save lives and end breast cancer forever, the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host their Kick-Off Luncheon for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure on Wednesday, April 6th, 12 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  

The 2011 Komen WNY Race for the Cure will take place on June 11th in Delaware Park; over 8,000 are expected to attend this year’s race.  As a part of the Kick-Off Luncheon the Komen WNY Affiliate will officially award 8 grants totaling $431,858 to community programs providing breast cancer services in the Western New York area.

“To meet needs right here in our community, this year’s grant slate specifically addresses the underserved population in Western New York” said Jackie Mordaunt, Executive Director of the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

Finding a safe, free and centrally located walking path is now as easy as picking up the phone, thanks to a new smartphone application from the American Heart Association.

The free Walking Paths app enables users to find, tag and “like” more than 2,500 American Heart Association-designated walking paths across the country, or even create and save favorite walking paths using the GPS function as they walk.

The app is available now for GPS-enabled Android smartphones – in time for the fifth annual National Start! Walking Day on April 6, when the American Heart Association calls on all Americans to find 30 minutes in their day to walk to improve their heart health.

Cool Gel ’n Cap Can Help Ease Earache Pain

Cool Gel ’n Cap Can Help Ease Earache Pain

Cool Gel ’n Cap, a unique first aid cap for children developed right here in Western New York, can help relieve your child’s fear and discomfort from bumps and bruises, earaches, ear infections and headaches. In this week’s article, we’ll cover the topic of earaches.

Earaches in children are a periodic source of discomfort, particularly in toddlers. In fact, toddlers have about four earaches per year, on average.

What's the difference between an earache and ear infection? According to Dr. Alan Greene at www.drgreene.com, “Earaches and ear infections overlap each other, but are not identical. This often causes confusion. An earache is the feeling of pain in the ear.

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health LIFE - Living Independently for Elders, presents a free, two-part community program entitled, “Boot Camp for Successful Aging," on April 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Avenue, Lackawanna.

Guest speakers include eldercare specialist Beverly A. Kubala, RN, CCM, president of Geriatric Care Managers of WNY, and Laurie Menzies, ESQ, an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law. The two sessions will cover a variety of topics including long term care options and financial planning to help participants develop a successful plan for aging.