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‘5 to Drive’ Campaign Helps Parents Protect Teen Drivers

‘5 to Drive’ Campaign Helps Parents Protect Teen Drivers

 

The Resource Training Center, based in Amherst, is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote the “5 to Drive” campaign during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24. The campaign aims to help parents talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road.

“Even though your teens might be gaining some independence and getting older, protecting them from harm shouldn’t stop now,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center and “Alive at 25,” a program created specifically for young drivers. “The ‘5 to Drive’ campaign will give parents the tools they need to keep their teen drivers safe.”

Fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer's Association of WNY

An event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of WNY will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster.

 

The fundraiser will feature a Zumbathon, basket auction, refreshments and live music.

 

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

 

For more information, call Karen Overhoff at 681-2255 or Janis Graham at 380-5897.

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Elderwood is the latest long term care facility to participate in Western New York’s clinical information exchange.  This includes Elderwood’s 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities located in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, West Seneca, Wheatfield and Williamsville.

“Having access to one’s latest test results, medication history and other current clinical information provide treating physicians with a more complete medical picture on the patient they are treating. This is especially important when a patient transitions from one health care setting to another,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “With this information readily and securely available, physicians can provide more timely and effective treatment at the point of care.”

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Buffalo Ultrasound has joined Western New York’s clinical information exchange as its first mobile imaging data source. Diagnostic quality images for both radiology and echocardiography studies as well as reports from Buffalo Ultrasound’s testing centers including all mobile locations can now be securely and electronically accessed through HEALTHeLINK by more than 3,400 participating physicians.

“Having immediate access to current clinical information on a patient, including recent diagnostic imaging exams, provides value to health care professionals in being able to offer efficient and effective treatment at the point of care,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “In the case of radiology exams, this information can also enhance patient safety by helping to reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate tests and in turn the amount of radiation exposure received.”

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

Buffalo Ultrasound joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Buffalo Ultrasound has joined Western New York’s clinical information exchange as its first mobile imaging data source. Diagnostic quality images for both radiology and echocardiography studies as well as reports from Buffalo Ultrasound’s testing centers including all mobile locations can now be securely and electronically accessed through HEALTHeLINK by more than 3,400 participating physicians.

“Having immediate access to current clinical information on a patient, including recent diagnostic imaging exams, provides value to health care professionals in being able to offer efficient and effective treatment at the point of care,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “In the case of radiology exams, this information can also enhance patient safety by helping to reduce the number of unnecessary duplicate tests and in turn the amount of radiation exposure received.”

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Family fun walks, children’s activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walks & Healthy Baby Festivals hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Delaware Park in Buffalo and on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo walk and festival will be at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance of Delaware Park, and the Niagara Falls event will be held in Hyde Park near the splash pad at Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
All are invited to attend, especially families, caregivers and anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.