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By Scott Scanlon » 7:00 AM

Sarah Richheimer might get teased by her younger brothers about her nutritional habits, but she’s heartened that they’ve picked up on the idea that they have to eat right. Still, Jordan, who turns 13 next month, and  Zachary 18, don’t share their sister’s fondness for wheatgrass smoothies. “Jordan eats healthy… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Thursday, August 21, 2014

The nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will host a Wellness Lane Saturday during the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market. Wellness Lane will consist of partner groups related to community health and well-being, including Catholic Health, the Erie County Department of Health, and Eric Bamberg, who will offer free massages. Information on… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer are teaming up to provide Mental Health First Aid training the agencies liken to CPR for the mind. The eight-hour evidence-based certification program is designed to help participants identify the signs of mental illness and know what to do in the… Read more »

Monday, August 18, 2014

New research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute shows that walls of tobacco marketing and products behind the counter in many convenience stores, referred to as “power walls,” are an effective way to attract the gaze of most shoppers. Maansi Bansal-Travers, a research scientist in the institute’s Department of Health Behavior,… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 16, 2014

Most outdoor fitness classes in Western New York will end by Labor Day weekend, but not so for the small group boot camp classes Deanna Giordano runs on the tennis courts at Mang Park in Kenmore. She expects to lead the hour-long classes – which cost $7 to drop in… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rachel Miller, right, is among those who joins Deanna Giordano during early morning workouts this time of year in Mang Park, Kenmore (Photo by Karen Carney Fumerelle) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Most outdoor fitness classes in Western New… Read more

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, August 15, 2014

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week program to help those who are helping a loved one through a challenging health condition, will be offered starting next week in Clarence. The program starts from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and runs at the same time Thursdays through Sept. 24 at Brothers… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, August 15, 2014

Martin Lawler has seen a lot of change in his 30 years in the health field, including his last two decades as a physical therapist and his last two as manager of three Kaleida Health therapy efforts. He talked about some of them – including a new cancer rehab program… Read more »

Friday, August 15, 2014

You could fill Ralph C. Wilson Stadium with the number of Western New Yorkers who don’t take their depression medication as directed. This is one of the findings of a Univera Healthcare analysis released this week in the wake of the suicide of Robin Williams. Upstate New Yorkers who fail… Read more »

Thursday, August 14, 2014

By Lacey Severins – Contributing writer When we were younger, many of us dreamed of running away and joining the circus. For better or worse, I would dare say, that most of us did not. We simply grew up and grew out of those whimsical notions that life would be… Read more »
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