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Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

 

Summer is passing by at a rapid pace, and before you know it moms and dads across Western New York will be heading out to purchase school supplies and new clothing for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. But have you given any thought to having your child’s vision tested before he or she heads back to the classroom?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, children should receive an eye evaluation once before the age of 3 and every one to two years until the age of 19. 

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

Local public health efforts bolstered by use of health information exchange

By leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, for its epidemiology and disease surveillance, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is noticing significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts, specifically as it pertains to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) surveillance, treatment, and prevention.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 19. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 19 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Rob Falgiano from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by singer/guitarist Paul Arata from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Wellness Lane, sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will also take place on Saturday. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 12 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 12 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 12. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 12 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Birdie Cree from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lexington Co-operative Market will occupy the community group table this Saturday. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Serve as Double Up For Bucks Pilot Site

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Serve as Double Up For Bucks Pilot Site

Beginning Saturday, July 5, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo will serve as a pilot site for a new incentive program called Double Up For Bucks. This program has been arranged by the Field & Fork Network in order to provide the Western New York region with further access to fresh and healthy food.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 5 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 5 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 5. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 5 (weather permitting) will be the Nickel City String Band from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The market also welcomes two community groups this Saturday — KidBiz and Liberty Mutual. 

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

Make a Designated Driver Part of Your Fourth of July Plans

 

With backyard parties, cookouts and fireworks, the July 4th holiday is a favorite time of year for many Americans. But the celebrating can turn deadly when people drive after drinking alcohol.  

“Impaired driving can turn celebrations into tragedy in an instant,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center Drinking Driver Program. “With July 4th approaching, we’re reminding people of the cost of impaired driving. In 2012, 179 people were killed in crashes over this holiday period. Of those deaths, 44 percent were in crashes that involved alcohol.