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Scott Scanlon

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.


Health and Fitness

Medical schools didn’t offer business courses when Drs. Colleen Mattimore and Michael Heimerl attended in the 1980s. That has changed in an increasingly complex U.S. health-care system replete with regulations, electronic medical records and climbing costs. “These days all of my partners are on their computers at home after dinner getting caught up,” Heimerl said.…

Business

Stephen and Linda Lisicki know each other so well that they can finish each other's sentences. It happens when you've been married for more than a half century. But health scares in recent years have changed the dynamics in their relationship. When Stephen needed two stents and a pacemaker last year, he and his wife were amazed that a couple of short procedures did the …

Health and Fitness

Mayo Alanen danced eight years ago on ABC-TV's smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" with actress Lisa Rinna, as well as fellow professional dance instructors Kym Johnson and Anna Demidova. He has taken the ballroom dance circuit by storm during the last year with a different partner, Lauren Walier, a 20-year-old college freshman with cerebral palsy and deep Western New Yo…

Food and Drink

At least two Western New York dental practices will allow kids who get candy for Halloween the chance to turn it in for cash. Dr. Michael Foley and his staff at Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry invite children and schools to exchange their Halloween candy for $1 per pound from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at offices at 205 Linwood Ave., 3476 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, or 3364 …

Family

The last Slow Roll Buffalo of the season, a Halloween candy for cash proposition for kids, and indoor fitness classes are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo Biketoberfest: Last free ride of the summer/fall s…

Buffalo

South Buffalo enthusiasts who gather this weekend for The Partners for a Livable Western New York Walk will do so along a thoroughfare remarkably made over since the last such walk two years ago. "Back then, we were focusing on the problem properties and some things that could be done on different points of the street," said Marc Pasquale, president of the nonprofit Sou…

Family

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…

Buffalo

HEAL Bflo will host a candlelight yoga class Thursday evening to benefit the family of Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig Lehner, the nine-year veteran who drowned Oct. 13 during a training exercise in the Niagara River. The Light in the Darkness yoga flow class will start at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Fire Engine 2 Station, 376 Virginia St. Participants are asked to bring a wa…

Education

"Blink of an Eye," a short, locally produced film that underlines the dangers of drug addiction, has made headlines in recent months about whether real drugs were used in one of its scenes. Almost lost has been a 12-minute segment that traces the life, and death, of a teenage dancer who takes a prescription opioid to deal with pain in her knee, turns to illegal drugs to fe…

Business

Megan Burley is well aware of the passion that farmers share in their desire to bolster their communities and earn a respectable living. But here’s the rub for the farm business management educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County: Business management leads preferences when it comes farming workshop topics – but few have the time or inclination to sit …

Health and Fitness

A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute found that women who took multivitamin supplements before their breast cancer diagnosis and/or during treatment were less likely to develop debilitating and often long-lasting chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. Such neuropathy is a common side effect of cancer treatment that causes shooting or burning pai…

Health and Fitness

The last farmers' markets of the season take place in several locations this week, the second-last Slow Roll Buffalo of the traditional bike season hits the road on Genesee Street, and Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. They are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see …

Health and Fitness

When it comes to weight gain, we are about to enter the danger zone. Halloween is the first obstacle in these parts when it comes to greater eating and drinking temptations. Coupled with temperatures that are about to sink, and you have a combination that's enough to make the health-conscious scream. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/19/want-better-health-better-weight-…

Health and Fitness

Ryan Gurnett landed a string of data entry and customer service jobs after college, and the hot flashes, queasy stomach and extreme fatigue he struggled with since high school intensified. Pain came and went in various parts of his body. He started to fall asleep on drives to and from work. By the time he hit 30, it wasn’t a matter of if he would have to stop working,…

Health and Fitness

FAMILY Halloween showing. Of the classic silent film, “Phantom of the Opera,” 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 27), with live organ music, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. Organist and Choirmaster Garrett Martin will accompany the film with an improvised score. Guests are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this family-friendly event. Free. Healthy Minds E…