Health & Wellness

September 2, 2019

ALLEGANY, NY – On Sept. 28,  roughly 400 people will take part in the family  friendly Southern Tier Walk in Fireman’s Park  North First Street. The event will feature local vendors, basket and 50/50 raffles, refreshments, photo opportunities and a promise garden filled with bright pinwheel ...

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OLEAN, NY – On a cool, clear Saturday morning, an energetic crowd gathered to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony for Lincoln Square, the new home of the REAP Olean Farmers Market. Lincoln Square, located in Lincoln Park at 100 E. State St., includes an open air pavilion, restrooms, park ...

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OLEAN, NY – Because last week’s untreated sewage discharge into the Allegheny River has caused high Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacterial counts in the river, so people should avoid recreational use of the river downstream from Olean’s South Fourth Street pump station to South First Street in the ...

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A limited number of cases of baby spinach have been recalled due to a possible health risk from salmonella, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., announced. The recall was issued after a sample of baby spinach yielded a positive result for salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of ...

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OLEAN, NY – Anne Milligan, a patient accounts representative at Olean General Hospital, received the hospital’s July Star Award.  Milligan celebrated 30 years at the hospital in July. She started her career at St. Francis Hospital in Olean in 1989. She is an outpatient Medicare biller and a ...

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OLEAN, NY – Jeanine Marra, a respiratory therapist at Olean General Hospital, received the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award at the Erie Community College Respiratory Therapists Graduate Awards luncheon in Buffalo. The award, presented by the class of 2019, is given to a non-paid faculty ...

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EDISON, NJ – A New Jersey-based company is recalling its “Natural Pig Ears” product that it believes may have caused dog illnesses in two pets, which may be related to potential salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation. Edison-based Lennox International, Inc. said it is ...

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OLEAN, NY – City pools will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday to help Olean residents stay cool during the weekend. In addition the John J. Ash Community Center will be available if residents need a facility with air conditioning. “The weather forecast has the heat index ...

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for six Western New York Counties, including Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. The advisory will be in effect from noon Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. In additiion to Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, the advisory covers Chautauqua, ...

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The Nutrition Outreach & Education Program (NOEP) has scheduled free summer weekday meals for children and teens at several locations in Cattaraugus County starting July 8. Reservations or registration are not necessary. Youths interested in a meal should simply show up. The age limit for ...

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Cattaraugus County has been awarded 840 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets with a total value of $16,800, according to Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons ($20 value), and can be used to purchase fresh fruits ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Sadie Shaw, a registered nurse who began her career at Olean General Hospital in 2016, recently received the hospital's Nightingale Award. “Sadie is very efficient, goal oriented and always willing to go the extra mile for her patients and also for her coworkers. She is a team ...

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OLEAN, NY – Olean General Hospital, a member of Upper Allegheny Health System and a Kaleida Health affiliate, has earned an ‘A’ for hospital safety in a spring 2019 hospital quality rating by the Leapfrog Group, a national, independent, non-profit rating organization which measures quality and ...

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OLEAN, NY – In conjunction with Catt County Cat Nippers, the city will conduct a Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return Program in Ward 5 from June 2 to 8. After the cats are neutered and vaccinated, their ears will be surgically tipped, and they will be returned to the neighborhood where they were ...

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OLEAN, NY – Olean General Hospital honored its nursing staff during the 17th annual Hilal Nursing Recognition Program Friday in conjunction with the hospital’s National Nurses Week activities. This event has been sponsored since 2002 by Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal as an expression of their ...

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OLEAN, NY – Sometime this year, Olean General Hospital will provide patients with advanced options for anterior orthopedic knee and hip surgeries that are less invasive and decrease healing time, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Asim Makhdom told those gathered for Tuesday's community breakfast ...

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OLEAN -- Olean city officials are reminding residents to take care of their felines with spring in full swing.  In December 2018, the Common Council amended the city’s ordinance code to designate a procedure for felines running at large, stating that "any feline running at large will be treated ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ -- Mondelēz Global LLC announced a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential ...

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The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of Western New York, including Cattaraugus County at 6:45 p.m. Sunday  The tornado watch will remain in effect until 3 a.m. Monday.  In addition to Cattaraugus County, the watch includes Allegany, Chautauqua, Livingston and Wyoming ...

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EAST AURORA, NY - Fisher-Price recalled all Rock 'n Play Sleepers sold since 2009 due to infant deaths according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.  More than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Olean YMCA, 1101 Wayne St., will offer teens a course covering first aid, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer and lifeguarding April 22 to April 26. Participants will earn a certification that is valid for two years. Daily course hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course coincides ...

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OLEAN, NY – Roughly 25 people gathered in the  MTI Building at Jamestown Community College Wednesday night to learn more about the New York Health Act through a presentation by Susan Beckley, a small business administrator representing the Campaign for New York Health. The event was sponsored by ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Alzheimer’s Association® Western New York Chapter offers a community social program, or respite, on the second Wednesday of every month at Christ United Methodist Church, 633 Linwood Ave. The program provides relief to those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The local area contrasts with a trend reported in October by Fortune, which suggests millennials do not utilize primary care doctors. Fortune cited the Kaiser Family Foundation in reporting that nationally, 45 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds do not have a primary care doctor. Dr.

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Downed wires are dangerous. Here’s what to do if you encounter one. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, adhere to the following safety tips, the Electrical Safety Foundation says. If ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County will begin a free, fun-filled, nine-week program for parents and caregivers of children 3-11 years old in the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., on Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This program will offer a supportive ...

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Cattaraugus County will continue to accept applications for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during the federal government shutdown. County Social Services Commissioner Anthony Turano said the county will continue to accept applications in person, by mail and ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to propose a raise in the minimum sales age for tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21, but Cattaraugus County is a few steps ahead of the plan. In September 2016, the Cattaraugus County Legislature passed Local Law Number 8-2016, which made it illegal ...

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OLEAN, NY -- ALDI has voluntarily recalled 96 cases of Clancy’s Wavy Potato Chips from limited stores as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of milk resulting from product mislabeling. The product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a milk allergy. The ALDI on ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Landen Edward VanCamp was the first baby born in 2019 at Olean General Hospital. He was born to Lacee Deiblerand and Brian VanCamp of Eldred, Pennsylvania, at 7:04 a.m. on Jan. 2. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

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