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By Scott Scanlon » 8:01 AM

Has this ever happened to you a few weeks into the new school year? Your son comes home complaining of neck, back or shoulder pain. Your daughter keeps getting tension headaches. Maybe it’s the new sleep schedule or a return to school sports. Or maybe it’s that backpack you mindlessly bought on sale in the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, August 26, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – “Onguiaahra,” a family-friendly sound and light show that combines the power of water, sound and laser light to showcase the beauty, mystery and magic of Niagara Falls, returns to Queen Victoria Park for its third season this weekend. Onguiaahra (pronounced ON-gey-air-raw), from which the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

By Nicholas Robson – Contributing Writer It was Saturday about 7 in the morning. The weather was drizzly and dismal with rain in the near forecast. My wife and in-laws accompanied me with coffee in hand where we would meet my father and I would eventually board a bus New York City-bound. As we arrived and crossed... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, August 22, 2016

Free outdoor exercise classes start to wind down in the coming days, the last week for the Independent Health Fitness in the Parks program. Taking a last class – or more than one – are among the WNY Refresh top calendar picks of the week when it comes to the four core areas of Refresh: health, fitness, nutrition and... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 20, 2016

Qadree Ollison had his share of bumps, bruises and soreness last season running for more than 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns with the University at Pittsburgh football team. He soothed many of them taking 20-minute ice baths. The Niagara Falls native and Buffalo News 2012 Player of the Year took a different tack the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 20, 2016

Briana Petersdorf and others who have helped organize Western New York Recovery Day over time are trying a different strategy for this year’s event. It will be partially indoors. “Last year and in year’s past, we’ve had it outside at a park,” Petersdorf said. “We’ve had torrential... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, August 19, 2016

Time spent at an Alabama commune called The Farm in the 1970s, and a South Korean Zen monastery a decade later, gave Will Tuttle the underpinnings of a vegan lifestyle. “I didn’t want to contribute to the abuse of animals, and secondarily because of the environmental devastation and the violence against people... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Thursday, August 18, 2016

The bad news: 246,000 Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The better news: 95 percent of those Americans will pass the five-year survivorship mark. “I usually tell patients it’s a challenging diagnosis but they will get through it,” said Dr. Jennifer Ray, a radiologist and director of... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, August 15, 2016

Healthy snacking, the Buffalo Paddle Festival and the Color Run all are on tap this week and part of the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week for those inclined toward good health, nutrition, fitness and fun family activities. MONDAY Snack Smart to Control Hunger: 10:30 a.m., The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St.,... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 13, 2016

Craig Horner was working in two other practices in late 2013 when the chiropractor-acupuncturist decided to chase his professional dream: He bought the former office of a retired OB/GYN and set about creating a holistic health center in his hometown of West Seneca. The old office looks about the same from the outside as... Read More

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