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By Scott Scanlon » Monday, May 2, 2016

Tinkering at the Buffalo Science Museum, free fitness classes at Daemen College and the start of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Calendar Picks of the week when it comes to events related to the region’s health, fitness, nutrition and family time. MONDAY Take Off Pounds Sensibly... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Roswell Park Alliance Community Advisory Board was kicking around fundraising ideas a couple of years ago when talk turned to a week-long bike ride from Buffalo to New York City. Terry Bourgeois took a 180. How about a ride that started in Manhattan and headed west to Niagara Falls? The Empire State Ride to End Cancer... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fresh out of college in 1982, computer science major Daniel Porreca landed a degree in technology operations at Marine Midland Bank. He was working at Computer Task Group in 1997 when his 5-year-old daughter Elise ended up with a rare, stubborn infection that doctors in Western New York struggled to treat. “What I... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, April 29, 2016

When Allie Van Deusen fell four years ago and broke her left arm, it didn’t occur to her mother to take her to the emergency room. She took Allie to Excelsior Orthopaedics Express instead. Several other parents whose kids took similar spills in the same Lancaster neighborhood, and had taken their loved ones to the... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

By Holly R. Layer – Contributing Writer You’ve heard the phrase “two heads are better than one,” right? Well, there are certain pairs of nutrients that work better together in our bodies than they do alone. Pair the following dynamic duos to get the healthiest results! Calcium + Inulin = better digestion,... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, April 25, 2016

Two talks by national nutrition experts, tips on planning a healthy garden and a weekend walk to raise awareness and funds to prevent colon cancer are among the top 10 Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week. MONDAY Green Cuisine – Sustainable Gardening: 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst.... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dr. Thomas Campbell thought he ate healthy, balanced meals as a little kid: a vegetable, grain and meat on the plate, dairy to drink. “One of my favorite foods growing up was sausage patties,” he recently recalled. “Favorite dinner was meatloaf. I used to bug my parents on car trips to stop at the fast food joint so... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, April 23, 2016

Megan Callahan is 34 weeks pregnant and still teaching more than a dozen yoga classes a week. Dr. Shaveta Malik is carrying her second child as she helps care for other expectant moms at UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology in East Amherst. And Caitlin LoVullo plans to remain on the job as assistant merchandising manager... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, April 22, 2016

Kathrine Virginia Switzer made a harrowing run as the first female numbered entry in the Boston Marathon in 1967. She'll be much better received on May 7, Mother’s Day Weekend, when the village of Seneca Falls hosts its inaugural Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K. Race Director Katie MacIntyre said she hopes plenty of... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tai chi, meditation, and talks about mental health and raising awareness about the opiate crisis in Western New York will be among the highlights Wednesday at the “Positive Steps: Health & Wellness Fair" in the Central Library. Related programs are free starting at 10 a.m. in and outside the downtown library, 1... Read More

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