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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Niagara Falls will be bathed in a different shade of blue on Sept. 5, as the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project hosts a premier fundraising event “Teal Niagara Falls – Teal the World,” at the Top of the Falls Restaurant in Niagara Falls State Park. The event and nighttime teal illumination… Read more »

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Catholic Health WomenCare has a speakers bureau whose members can visit community organizations and businesses to talk about a variety of health topics for women and men. Topics include healthy heart care, breast health and genetic testing, ovarian cancer, cervical health and HPV, osteoporosis and bone health, menopause, fall prevention… Read more »

Monday, September 1, 2014

Harris Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility on Wehrle Drive in Lancaster seeks volunteers to spend time with its residents and patients. Openings are available for ages 12 to adult, with opportunities for student internships. Volunteers can participate in one-on-one visits, group activities, transporting residents throughout the facility, accompanying them on… Read more »

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter in coming weeks will offer several free educational programs about the basics of the condition, which is expected to touch more lives as the baby boom generation continues to push into retirement. Programs will include information about symptoms, risk factors, getting a diagnosis and treatment… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new wellness series begins next week at the Audubon Library in Amherst. “Nourish the Whole You Living,” presented by nurse practitioner and holistic health coach Dana Inzeo, is designed to help those who attend find a healthier balance when it comes to juggling relationships, careers, physical health, spiritual practices… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last year’s National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival healthy wing contest winner has a confession to make. “I do like a good wing if it’s done right,” said George W. Schaeffer, “but after 15 years of selling Frank’s Hot Sauce and tasting a lot, a lot, a lot of chicken wings,… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sarah Richheimer might get teased by her younger brothers about her nutritional habits, but she’s heartened that they’ve picked up on the idea that they have to eat right. Still, Jordan, who turns 13 next month, and  Zachary 18, don’t share their sister’s fondness for wheatgrass smoothies. “Jordan eats healthy… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Thursday, August 21, 2014

The nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will host a Wellness Lane Saturday during the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market. Wellness Lane will consist of partner groups related to community health and well-being, including Catholic Health, the Erie County Department of Health, and Eric Bamberg, who will offer free massages. Information on… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer are teaming up to provide Mental Health First Aid training the agencies liken to CPR for the mind. The eight-hour evidence-based certification program is designed to help participants identify the signs of mental illness and know what to do in the… Read more »

Monday, August 18, 2014

New research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute shows that walls of tobacco marketing and products behind the counter in many convenience stores, referred to as “power walls,” are an effective way to attract the gaze of most shoppers. Maansi Bansal-Travers, a research scientist in the institute’s Department of Health Behavior,… Read more »
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