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By Scott Scanlon » 2:16 PM

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

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

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pickles made with tomato juice or India Pale Ale. Dilled beans and pickled peanuts. A “probiotic cracker” formed with flaxseed, almonds and dehydrated brine. These are some of the things that have flowed through the mind of RJ Marvin in recent weeks – and in the case of pickles, peanuts and beans, into jars, as... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 6, 2016

RJ Marvin will be the first to admit he hardly serves as a portrait of perfect health. He’s working on it. It hasn’t been easy to watch his weight during the last several years, what with graduating from the Erie Community College culinary arts program and working as a cook at some of the top restaurants in Western New... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York has conducted key research for more than two decades, first in Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, later in a Kaleida Health complex tucked quietly onto a side street in Amherst.Endocrinologists with UBMD handled trials that showed insulin not only helps control... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 6, 2016

A broken hand and collarbone ended Chas Kirsch’s rugby career at SUNY Buffalo State, but it didn’t end his passion for organized sports. Credit union manager by day, Kirsch has spent most of his off hours during the last several years as the force behind Healthy Buffalo, a nonprofit he runs with several friends and... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chris Herr hates the bad rap beer gets in health circles.“A lot of people don’t think of beer as being healthy because they’re shown beautiful girls getting hammered with their Coronas,” said Herr, head brewer at the Pearl Street and Pan-American gastropubs in downtown Buffalo.Burly men with beer bellies don’t... Read More

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