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Amherst Chamber to Host Workplace Wellness Seminar

Amherst Chamber to Host Workplace Wellness Seminar

On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, BlueCross & BlueShield will be presenting the informative seminar “Building a Collaborative Health Management Strategy” at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Rd., Suite 200 in Williamsville.  The program will run from 5pm – 6pm, discussing how you can ‘put healthy on your payroll.’

Healthy workers result in a more productive, more profitable workplace.  Healthy employees typically take less sick days and are more productive while in the office.  A side benefit is reduced employee health benefit costs for employers.  Doesn’t it make sense to invest now in a healthy workplace program, saving time, money and energy down the road?

For a Mom With Five Young Sons, Cool Gel ‘n Cap Sure Comes in Handy

For a Mom With Five Young Sons, Cool Gel ‘n Cap Sure Comes in Handy

Mandee knows all about bumps and bruises. Raising five sons will make you can expert on such things.

Mandee also has her own website called “Raising My 5 Sons,” on which she writes about her home life, which she describes as “a little crazy, hectic, silly, loud but always a lot of love and happiness!” Recently, she reviewed Cool Gel ‘n Cap, a unique first aid cap for kids that was invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali. Here’s what the mom of five had to say:

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep conditions that are preventable and treatable. Did you know that people who have diabetes and sleep less than six hours a night are three times as likely to have elevated blood sugar levels, which can lead to medical complications? Catholic Health will present a free dinner program discussing the link between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea on Wednesday, March 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore.

Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

No Blarney, These St. Patrick's Day Favorites Can Be Unlucky for Your Health

From leprechauns to shamrocks…. it seems that there is a wee bit o’ Irish in all of us at St.Patrick's Day! But it’s not just about wearing green on March 17th. Holiday parties and family dinners would not be complete without traditional Irish and Irish-American dishes. But the American Cancer Society wants folks to know that if you're looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow watch out for these foods that can be unlucky to your health.

March is National Nutrition Month and good nutrition is an important way to help lower your cancer risk. According to the American Cancer Society, a healthy diet that is low in fat, high in fiber, with lots of fruits and vegetables, has been shown to help reduce the probability of developing cancer. Popular St.

The Park School to be honored by Women and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo

The Park School was chosen this year to create works of art for Women and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo.  Our talanted artists and their families will be honored at a reception at the hospital on March 26, 2011.  This WCHOB program is a great way to connect to young people and families who are served by the hospital and the community at large. Visit www.WCHOB.org

‘Over Thirty Mommy’ Blog Gives Thumbs Up to Cool Gel ‘n Cap

‘Over Thirty Mommy’ Blog Gives Thumbs Up to Cool Gel ‘n Cap

Yet another “mommy blog” has great things to say about Cool Gel ‘n Cap, a unique first aid cap for kids that was invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali. Here’s what the “Over Thirty Mommy” site has to say:

“Have you ever tried holding an ice pack on a screaming child's head? I have, and let me tell you it is not easy. Most of the time, I am trying to struggle holding her still, holding the pack and trying to comfort her. I need more hands!

As Gas Prices Pinch, Cancer Society Seeks More Volunteer Drivers

As Gas Prices Pinch, Cancer Society Seeks More Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer Drivers Urgently Needed For American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery Program

Amherst, NY -- On the heels of yesterday's story by WGRZ's Pete Galavan on the rising cost of gas prices ( http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/113058/37/Gas-Prices-Pinch-Non-Profits) The American Cancer Society is asking Western New Yorkers to volunteer to help transport cancer patients to and from life saving treatments thorugh it's Road to Recovery program.

"We need more volunteer drivers," said Julie Schoenecker, Director of Patient and Family Services for the American Cancer Society.  "As 2 On Your Side pointed out, our volunteers are feeling the pinch at the pump.  But the more volunteers we have on the road, the less of a pinch we'll all feel. Plus we'll be able to ensure that even more patients are able to get to their life-saving treatments."