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Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

By Marissa Shorenstein, New York President of AT&T and Anthony Spada, President-CEO, AAA Western and Central New York

When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. Every day, nine Americans die from distracted driving such as texting and checking their phones. In New York State alone, there’s an 840 percent increase in tickets issued for texting while driving since 2011. How come? Because some drivers don’t believe It Can Wait.

It Can Wait is the name of AT&T’s campaign to educate motorists on the dangers of texting while driving. As New Yorkers mark another Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a shame this dangerous behavior continues. Despite the number of crashes, life-altering injuries and preventable fatalities, drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.

Good Posture is Key to Avoiding Common Injuries

Good Posture is Key to Avoiding Common Injuries

Most people think that injuries come from one specific incident, but the truth is a large percentage of injuries occur over a long period of time due to poor posture or repetitive injuries. Good posture is key when trying to avoid these injuries.

Postural injuries can include lower back pain, hip pain, shoulder impingement, neck and arm pain, elbow tendonitis, carpal tunnel and more.

Discharge Notification : West Seneca

Discharge Notification : West Seneca
Expires: 4/21/2016 12:02 PM ...Location of Discharge: 2 Fairfax, West Seneca, NY 14224

Wellness Council of America Recognizes Lawley as a “Well Workplace”

Buffalo, N.Y. (April 14, 2016) – Lawley, a Top 100 independent insurance broker in the United States according to Business Insurance, was recently announced as a recipient of the Wellness Council of America’s (WELCOA) “Well Workplace” award. Lawley is one of nine companies in the U.S. to receive the award, which recognizes companies taking responsibility for maximizing the health and wellness of its employees.

 

Loss of a child to addiction disrupts natural order

When a couple make the decision to have a child, a natural plan begins to fall into place. With great anticipation they wait for that happy plan to become reality — birthdays, elementary school, high school, college, marriage and eventually grandchildren. Never does that plan include the devastating loss of a child due to addiction.

Day after day we hear about opiate-related deaths in our region and across the country.  Children are dying outside of the “natural order,” and when it occurs it sends people into a tailspin. We’re just not supposed to outlive our children. 

While there is really no “getting over” such a loss, you can begin to integrate it into your life. It’s important to understand that grief is a long journey and finding normalcy takes time. You don't wake up one day and everything's good again.

FREE Buffalo Police Training Opiod Overdose Moved to April 27 at 6pm-8pm

FREE Buffalo Police Training Opiod Overdose Moved to April 27 at 6pm-8pm

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Buffalo Police Department will hold four community Narcan training sessions. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will focus on how to administer the life-saving overdose antidote. Attendees will receive a free Narcan kit, containing two doses of Narcan, upon completion of the training session.

FREE Community Training in Opiod Overdose Naloxone & Reversal

FREE Community Training in Opiod Overdose Naloxone & Reversal

Free Community Trainings in Opioid Overdose Recognition & Use of Naloxone for Reversal, sponsored by the Erie County Health Dept. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose; administer naloxone (Narcan) properly; and take necessary follow-up steps. There will be two training opportunities in the Town of Tonawanda. Follow the links below to register for April 16th or April 20th.