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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.

Learn to cook healthy food, dine out for a good cause, and move with yoga or fitness classes with some of the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Taijiquan (tai chi): Improve postures, build strength, refresh the mind at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.…

The Peace Bridge, at the request of the Make Lemon Aide Foundation, will be bathed in green lighting Saturday to mark National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Lauren Walier, 18, began the nonprofit foundation after she learned six years ago that there was little federal funding for a condition that she and 17 millions others have across the country. Walier and her family …

The Western New York Doulas are a loosely knit, five-member group of women with a total of 20 children. And one on the way. “A lot of people looking to start a family want to know what their options are,” said Jenny Beam, 30, of North Tonawanda, who is expecting her fifth child in June. Beam is among the doulas who will throw a public baby shower next weekend …

Lyme disease is called “the great imitator,” because its symptoms – which can include severe headaches, joint pain and swelling, fainting spells, heart palpitations and the flu – mimic those of other conditions. It helps explain why medical professionals feared that landscaper Chuk Roll of West Seneca had cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis and reactive arthritis …

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

Tai chi, spring walks and a chance to get your hands dirty at the Buffalo Museum of Science are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Taijiquan (tai chi): Improve postures, build strength, refresh the mind at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; also…

To be sure, a heart attack will devastate an individual and a family. It also can cost an employer dearly. Workers compensation, a shift in health insurance rates – and most importantly, at least a temporary loss of a valued employee – can push related costs into six figures. New Era Cap decided a decade ago that building a robust corporate wellness program wo…

The body doesn’t end at the neck, which has mystified  what Victoria Davis has experienced as she has worked in the Western New York and Ohio health insurance markets. "Based on my experience, more than two-thirds of companies with wellness programs focus just on physical wellness," said Davis, who last year became manager of worksite and community well-being with t…

Deepak Chopra will come to Buffalo on Wednesday to talk about your role in the universe. Turns out you’re a pretty big deal to the person many consider the leading thinker, author and voice in the world of integrative medicine. “We are the universe looking at itself,” Chopra said during a telephone interview earlier this week. “The universe manifests through …

Dr. Chad Teeters rarely talked nutrition with his patients until last year. He didn’t learn much about it in medical school and his lifestyle as a busy doctor didn’t lend itself to an exemplary discussion. “I didn’t have the comfort level,” said Teeters, 41, who at 5-feet-10 weighed 310 pounds and had high blood pressure before he turned to a plant-based diet …

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

Melissa Abel has seen a shift in the dreams and desires of older folks since she became program director at the Amherst Center for Senior Services in 2001. “Years ago, we would offer health programs,” she said. “It could be on arthritis, breast cancer, anything, and we’d get hardly anybody coming. They were such taboos. Now, we can’t offer enough of them. Peop…

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

What’s better than reading a healthy cookbook? Eating one. The Western New York Book Arts Center will host its ninth annual Edible Book Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. April 1 and invites competitors for its 100 percent edible book competition. Entries will be exhibited, documented, judged and eaten. Prizes will be awarded. Festivities include basket raffles, bookmaki…