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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

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

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

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

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 » Friday, February 5, 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... 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

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