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By Scott Scanlon » 4:44 PM

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... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kenmore resident Rachel Miller – who lost more than 120 pounds and has kept it off for more than 13 years – will be featured Thursday afternoon on the Dr. Oz Show. Miller, 41 – a mother of two who shared her top weight loss tips in 2013 with WNY Refresh – is one of three women who will talk on the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Buffalo Museum of Science seeks “makers” to participate in its third annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire on May 7. Maker Faire events celebrate creativity, invention and the do-it-yourself spirit. In the most general of terms, a maker is “a person that makes or produces something,” museum officials said in a... Read More

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dr. Patricia Bomba, vice president of geriatrics at Univera Healthcare and a nationally recognized palliative care and end-of-life expert, will consult on a two-year project to help inform Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare professionals on Long Island about end-of-life advance care planning. “Individuals can take... Read More

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Seneca Diabetes Foundation will hold its 11th annual Chairman’s Ball on Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center in Niagara Falls. This year’s gala, presented by Seneca Gaming Corp. and Independent Health, starts at 6 p.m. and will feature an evening of food and entertainment based on the theme of “A... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, February 1, 2016

Quality eating tips, yoga and Zumba, and help for parents and caregivers of children with special needs are among the top 10 health, fitness, nutrition and family life picks of the week from the WNY Refresh calendar. MONDAY Caregivers support: 7 p.m., Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For... Read More

Saturday, January 30, 2016

FAMILY Winterfest 2016. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. and nearby. Family-friendly event teams up Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth and Flying Bison Brewing Co. for live music, snow globe making, snowman-building, sleigh rides and snowga. Flying Bison, 745 Seneca St., will host an ice sculpture... Read More

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Want to color in good company? Join one of these groups that meet here in Western New York: • Coloring expert LJ leads a group in relaxing and easy grown-up coloring techniques, including different types of coloring pencils and markers, at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 25, Barnes & Noble, Boulevard Consumer Square, 1565... Read More

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Q. How low should your blood pressure go? Doctors have a surprisingly hard time answering this seemingly simple question. A. In the mid-20th century, what doctors accepted as natural blood-pressure readings that would terrify today’s physicians. A pre-eminent cardiologist, Dr. Charles Friedberg, wrote in his popular... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, January 30, 2016

Duke University, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Cleveland Clinic are among top medical hubs that have integrative medicine centers.The University of Kansas Medical Center gives infusions of high dose vitamin C to cancer patients on chemotherapy.A 2012 research study suggests that chelation therapy, a standard... Read More

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