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By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 13, 2016

You know the study of mindfulness has forged a foothold in scholarly circles now that acronyms have emerged. MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a practice created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and head of the Stress Reduction... Read More

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A team led by a Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher recently reported that high levels of a respiratory irritant were detected in the vapor from most flavored nicotine products they studied, with the highest concentrations in vapor from cherry-flavored products.The team, led by Maciej Goniewicz, analyzed 145... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 13, 2016

Multiple sclerosis keeps Debbie Russell-Hoeber at home most of the time. Her journey with the disease started 16 years ago with foot drop and hip pain. She’s since moved, slowly, into a walker and, a couple of years ago, onto a motorized wheelchair.“I’ve learned to adapt,” she said. “I don’t want to live in... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, February 12, 2016

When 5-year-old Cassidy Carney was learning how to read, one of the words she found easiest to grasp was “coffee.”She made the connection with help from the Tim Hortons’ signs she would see during the frequent stops her mother, Marlene Ortiz, made at the shops around Buffalo.“Even though she couldn’t read the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, February 12, 2016

When Diane Leising came home from a physical rehabilitation center last spring, her caretaker had a secret weapon – the University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology, a nonprofit agency packed with hundreds of devices designed to help people of all ages with limitations.The center loans out assistive devices –... Read More

Friday, February 12, 2016

Do doctors spend too much time on the physical part of the body-brain connection? Do schools look to teach through a uniform process that can stifle personal growth and creativity? How can education and medicine both take a more holistic approach when it comes to human wellbeing? That’s the big picture of a... Read More

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A new family friendly, educational exhibit, “We are the Insects,” opened last weekend and will stretch through March 28 at the Niagara Parks Commission Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ont. Seven zones will be established within the conservatory, to detail the important role played by insects in our... Read More

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A team led by a Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher recently reported that high levels of a respiratory irritant were detected in the vapor from most flavored nicotine products they studied, with the highest concentrations in vapor from cherry-flavored products. The team, led by Maciej Goniewicz, analyzed 145... Read More

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Ave., will host a winter Veterans Creative Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend the local festival in Freedom Hall, Room 301, and enjoy a wide variety of creative art forms displayed by area... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Belly dancing, outdoor Valentine’s weekend activities and Hunter’s Day of Hope are among the top 10 health, fitness, nutrition and family-friendly events for this week. TUESDAY Alzheimer’s support: 4 p.m., HighPointe on Michigan, 1031 Michigan Ave.; as well as 6 p.m., Hoag Library, 134 South St. Albion; 7 p.m.... Read More

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