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Debate over Assembly Bill Spurs Dozens of Families to Protest

Debate over Assembly Bill Spurs Dozens of Families to Protest

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Tuesday, May 9, 2015 marks the final days of the current New York State Assembly session during which critical legislation impacting all New Yorkers will be determined. One issue being considered by the Assembly is mandated physician education in responsible prescription practice for opiate pain medication, and recognition and treatment of addiction to pain killers.

Already passed in the State Senate, Bill A.355 would require board-certified physicians to participate in three hours of training every two years as part of their already legislated continuing education requirements. The language of the bill authorizes the commissioner of health to establish, review and implement best-practice requirements for the performance of continuing medical education on pain management and palliative care and addiction in New York State.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

 

Karen Calandra, author of “Lose the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

“Lose the Sugar, You're Sweet Enough” is an easy-to-read guide to help reduce sugar cravings, lose weight and transform your health for life, according to the author, a Registered Nurse and Certified Holistic Health Coach who has seen the devastation of disease and poor dietary habits. Calandra believes that by eliminating processed foods, foods high in sugar and making better food choices daily, it's possible to prevent and heal disease.

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

 

To help combat the increasing number of opioid-related overdoses in Western New York, The Resource Training Center (TRTC) is teaming up with Horizon Health Services to offer a free overdose recognition and Narcan administration training session. 

Professional training will be offered to students currently enrolled in The Resource Training Center’s Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, and interested community members. Training will be offered beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at The Resource Training Center, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A Narcan kit will be given to attendees who successfully complete the training. 

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Today Create® TV and World television channel’s popular television show Start Up announced that it will feature a trio of Western New York-based businesses as part of its upcoming 2015 production season. The show will interview small-batch coffee roaster Public Espresso, innovative customer loyalty company City Dining Cards, and the new Consumer’s Beverages Craft Cruiser eco/beer-tourism megacycle business.

"Small business is the foundation of growth in America, and even more so in comeback cities like Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland,” said Gary Bredow, host, creator, and producer of Start Up. “It all starts with one person or a team of individuals with a shared vision, and I believe we have found three very good examples of that right here in Western New York.”

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

The WNY VegFest is growing rapidly each year and quickly becoming THE preeminent healthy lifestyle festival throughout the entire region. The community came out to enthusiastically support the inaugural WNY VegFest in 2014 with over 5,000 people attending and enjoying all the varied the plant powered fun!

Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion and plant-based eating over the last few years, and together with the help of local veg advocacy groups and sanctuaries the WNY VegFest is helping to spread the life affirming message of a plant based diet.

 

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

 

In an effort to make our roads safer, The Resource Training Center in Amherst announced today that it has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving. Program Director Monica Farrar has pledged her support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.