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By Scott Scanlon » 6:19 AM

The top GEICO manager in the region, who knows what it’s like to travel the treacherous road of cancer treatment, is chairman of a fundraiser this weekend that looks to shine a light on the needs of those with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases. The Light The Night Walk,… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Linda “Lou Lou” Oakley smiles when she hears that people shouldn’t try exercise, or juicing, without first checking with their doctor. “They never tell you to check with your doctor before you eat at McDonald’s or Burger King or the pizzeria,” she said. Oakley, 68, was overweight, lethargic and depressed… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Think Peg Crawford has gone over the top in promoting Reiki and Tibetan singing drums into her mental health counseling practice? You might want to think again. I’ve interviewed dozens of mental health professionals and doctors for WNY Refresh during the last year and a half, and at some point… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, September 19, 2014

For the record, Dr. Mike Roizen ate salad topped with grilled salmon for lunch on Tuesday afternoon, after a talk about wellness to a standing room only crowd on the Larkin Square boardwalk. He left toast, and the pretzel croutons from his salad, on his plate. He never touched the… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Mental Health Association of Erie County will honor Buffalo attorney Modesto Argenio during its free annual reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park Argenio, of the Stamm Law Firm, is a former investigative reporter with The Buffalo News and Courier-Express who has… Read more »

Monday, September 15, 2014

Catholic Charities will host free, one-hour child nutrition workshops in Erie and Niagara counties this month. The workshops will teach parents and other caregivers about healthy options for toddlers and young children, including portion size, healthy snacks, child-friendly recipes, how to handle picky eaters, and the importance of physical activity…. Read more »

Monday, September 15, 2014

The American Red Cross last week launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The Blood Donor App, along with the others, can be found in app stores by… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kelly Gasior is a hockey mom and a fitness buff, so when it came time to help put together a fundraiser for the Cazenovia Chiefs Pee Wee Major Hockey travel team, she thought in threes. As in swimming, biking and running. “The Cas Kids Triathlon is the first of its… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 13, 2014

The good-natured trash talking already has started in advance of the Buffalo Ninja Warrior II competition taking place next month at Western New York’s first total obstacle gym, Hybrid Fitness. During the competition, the first male Buffalo Ninja Warrior, Jeremy Guarino, will square off against Joe Moravsky, who topped other… Read more »

Friday, September 12, 2014

The University at Buffalo QUIT program, which for years has helped smokers stop the deadly habit, is now more affordable. The UB Psychology Department is offering a $15 discount for smokers who sign up for its September or October groups. The discounted price for either month stands at $50. Trained… Read more »
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