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Dan Evans weighed 310 pounds when he lumbered onto the set of “The Biggest Loser” in early 2008. He was in his early 20s at the time and grew up in the suburbs south of Chicago “in a life... Read More

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

By Jeanie Tucker – Contributing writer Self-esteem has become a well-known concept in our everyday life. We will often hear others state that they have low self-esteem, refer to a young... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lots of folks have heard the expression Helicopter Parents – the kind who look to keep close tabs on their activities in a controlling kind of way – but Joan McCool shared a newer term this week... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, August 24, 2015

This will be the last week of the season for many of the outdoor group fitness classes in the region (Canalside events run through Labor Day weekend), so along with the health, fitness, nutrition and... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 22, 2015

Heather Houskeeper went as long as three days without seeing a person during her two-month “through hike” on the  Finger Lakes Trail and its six branches, a nearly 900-mile trek from Niagara... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, August 21, 2015

A bad case of pancreatitis, growing children and a 55-hour-a-week job as a registered nurse convinced Jill O’Hara in 2001 that it was time to change her life. After the terror attacks that... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, August 17, 2015

If Mary Ann Drake didn’t have the full attention of her audience Monday before she took out a soda bottle and 13 packets of sugar, she did at that moment. The packets stretched more than an... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, August 17, 2015

WNY Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon recommends the following health, fitness, nutrition and family events during the next week in Western New York. MONDAY Refresh Mondays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 15, 2015

She decided she’d had enough of her obsession with weight after a health scare in 2008. This wife, mom and full-time employee in the Buffalo suburbs needed surgery – removal of part of her... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 15, 2015

Annie Todd and David Zapfel don’t live in the world of statistics but if they did, the section of Buffalo east of Main Street – where the two have chosen to spend much of their working lives –... Read More

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