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How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives. “Sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring a community together – a hurricane, a flood or an active shooter. How mu... »

Get Out and Explore: The Taste of Buffalo

By Shannon Traphagen Food festivals are all the rage, and usually signify the beginning of summer, which in Buffalo can’t come soon enough. Not only are food festivals popular, but they can transform the local economy — and the Taste of Buffalo does that and more! On par with other festivals such as the Charleston Food and Wine Festival and LA Food Fest, Taste of Buffalo, being held July 7-8, brin... »

Get Your Produce Fix with Fresh Fix

By Shannon Traphagen Organic food sales are setting records as more mainstream Americans fill their shopping carts with everything from farm fresh eggs to grass fed meats, and one local company is making it both convenient and affordable. Fresh Fix, located in Buffalo, offers the highest quality ingredients sourced from local farms delivered right to your door! Husband and wife owners, Lucia Leon ... »

Atwal Eye Received Excellence Award

AMHERST CHAMBER HONORS ATWAL EYE CARE WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD Photo caption left to right Friday at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce 2018 Small Business Awards program at Samuel’s Grande Manor as the Chamber honored Atwal Eye Care with its Excellence Award: Atwal Eye Care Administrator David Korzak and Amherst Chamber President A.J. Baynes. The Principles of Atwal Eye Care Dr. Amar and Dr. Ephr... »

ECMC Farmers’ Market at Grider

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and ECMC Foundation opened the Farmers’ Market at Grider for the tenth season on Friday, January 8. ECMC pastoral care staff, administrators, vendors and area residents joined today in the annual “Blessing of the Market.” The Farmers’ Market at Grider is a community resource providing access to healthy food and promoting healthy lifestyles in the 14215... »

Understanding Depression and Suicide

By Shannon Traphagen Junior Seau, L’Wren Scott, Robin Williams, and just this week Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade–what do these individuals have in common? Unfortunately, they all took their own lives due to mental health struggles. Kate Spade, fashion designer icon, and billionaire had been battling with depression and anxiety for years, according to her husband, Andy Spade, who she ... »

A shift to value based payment: A community event in partnership with Millennium Collaborative Care

Millennium Collaborative Care PPS and Community Partners of WNY PPS are offering an education event on Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program; a statewide initiative to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by... »

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans Food Markets announced the first Teaching Garden

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans kicked-off the sponsorship of the first American Heart Association Teaching Garden in Niagara Falls at Cataract Elementary School, 6431 Girard Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, today, May 29th from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. The Pre-K assembly began at 9:15 a.m. and Grades 3-6 assembled at 10:00 a.m. After the assembly’s representatives from each cla... »

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara Present Fitness in the Parks for Seventh Consecutive Year

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara are teaming up for the 7th consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes throughout Western New York. The outdoor classes begin tomorrow, May 31 and run until August 25. “Independent Health is excited to partner with YMCA Buffalo Niagara again this summer to offer Fitness in the Parks. It’s a great way to get out... »

EYES ON AMERICA FOUNDATION DONATES CATARACT SURGERIES TO IMMIGRANTS

  THE EYES ON AMERICA FOUNDATION DONATES CATARACT SURGERIES FOR COLUMBIA AND PERU IMMIGRANTS   The Eyes On America Foundation donated at no charge, cataract surgeries for immigrants from Columbia and Peru who do not hold health insurance. This donation took place at the Atwal Eye Care and Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center at 3095 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The Eyes On America Foundation with C... »

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