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By Scott Scanlon » 6:20 AM

You know the study of mindfulness has forged a foothold in scholarly circles now that acronyms have emerged. MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a practice created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and head of the Stress Reduction... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » 12:01 AM

Multiple sclerosis keeps Debbie Russell-Hoeber at home most of the time. Her journey with the disease started 16 years ago with foot drop and hip pain. She’s since moved, slowly, into a walker and, a couple of years ago, onto a motorized wheelchair.“I’ve learned to adapt,” she said. “I don’t want to live in... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, February 12, 2016

When 5-year-old Cassidy Carney was learning how to read, one of the words she found easiest to grasp was “coffee.” She made the connection with help from the Tim Hortons’ signs she would see during the frequent stops her mother, Marlene Ortiz, made at the shops around Buffalo. “Even though she couldn’t read... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, February 12, 2016

When Diane Leising came home from a physical rehabilitation center last spring, her caretaker had a secret weapon – the University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology, a nonprofit agency packed with hundreds of devices designed to help people of all ages with limitations. The center loans out assistive devices... 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

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

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

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

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

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