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Monday, September 26, 2016

While incontinence affects all types of people, women experience incontinence – the loss of bladder or bowel control – twice as often as men. If an unexpected cough or sneeze, lifting a heavy object, or laughing too hard, sends you running to the nearest bathroom, you are not alone. Catholic Health is sponsoring a... Read More

Monday, September 26, 2016

Several flavorings added to electronic cigarettes impact the toxicity of the devices, and strawberry was the most toxic of the tested flavors, Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientists reported this week. The researchers also confirmed an earlier finding that increasing the battery output voltage of these devices... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Monday, September 26, 2016

An Olympian-led Slow Roll, the last of this season’s outdoor fitness classes and a qualifier for the world tree climbing championships are among the Top 10 WNY Calendar Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family friendly activities. MONDAY Slow Roll: GObike Buffalo will welcome Nelson... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 24, 2016

Here’s the bad news in Dr. Azher Iqbal’s world of vascular medicine: obesity and diabetes have contributed in large part to more than 480 amputations in Erie County in 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available. More than 460 of them involved a lower limb, an average hospital stay of 12.2 days and... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Friday, September 23, 2016

Many joyful outdoor fitness pursuits fly out the window in Buffalo come the start of fall. Reddy bikeshare, which rolled out 200 GPS-bolstered bicycles this summer at 35 docking racks across the city, aims to keep going – within reason. “The bikes are not going to be available in the winter,” said Jennifer White,... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Board Chairman Frank Housh will host a discussion about award-winning author Edward O. Wilson’s 2016 nonfiction book, “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life,” at noon Wednesday in the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. The Chairman’s Book Club program is... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Today, one in three American children and teens are overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. Healthy Buffalo and Jada Blitz Training will offer a kids bootcamp class, for ages 5 and up at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at at Jada Blitz Training, 4685 Transit Road, Clarence. Healthy Buffalo is a local... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The nonprofit New York Milk Bank today announced the grand opening of the first and only comprehensive, community-based milk bank dedicated to serving New York State, including current and future sites in Western New York. The opening ceremony was held at the Milk Bank’s new facility in Westchester County, where it... Read More

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Buffalo Museum of Science will host “The Serious Side of Food Book Discussion Series” next month with texts selected by restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton and led by Jessica Meyers Altman, plant-based chef certified in plant based nutrition and writer of the gardenfreshfoodie.com blog. Throughout the series, guests... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

By Holly Layer - Contributing Writer I recently received a question about "carb substitutes." As I couldn’t engage the person directly, I didn’t know if they simply wanted GRAIN substitutes, or better sources of carbohydrates. I’ll start from the beginning and address both topics. I like to tell my patients... Read More

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