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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.


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…

A county fair, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired yoga classes and outdoor roller skating 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 Genesee County Fair: Today to Saturday, 5056 E. Main St. Road, Town of Batavia. Children’s Day will f…

Imagine a Chipotle Grill or Panera Bread for healthy eaters and you get the idea about what a visit to CoreLife in Clarence will be like. Patrons start their culinary journey with ceramic bowls and a base of greens, grains or a soup. Then the staff will dabble on a protein – if you wish – and any number of fresh extras before you get to the cashier. The average c…

Nora OBrien-Suric learned to impact social change at the shoulder of some influential people in the aging field: • Robert N. Butler, a geriatric psychiatrist and founding director of the National Institute on Aging; • Rose Dobrof, a geriatric social worker who established the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College in New York City, where she got her doctorat…

A must-have addition to your packing list for this summer’s family trip won’t take up any suitcase space. It’s an app for your smartphone that gives you access to a board-certified telemedicine physician from wherever you happen to be sightseeing. “The ideal situation for getting medical care is when a patient sees his or her own doctor in person,” said Dr. Ri…

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…

Piano teacher Victoria Stearns takes a short walk from her home every Monday morning to fill the lobby of Kenmore Mercy Hospital with the sounds of Broadway show tunes, Gershwin and other golden oldies. “It calms people down,” Stearns said. “The volunteers at the front desk say people are friendlier when there’s music going on.” Music holds the power to com…

Those who visit Western New York's newest health food restaurant can expect ceramic bowls filled with greens or whole grains and scratch-made dressings, topped with grass-fed beef, mixed vegetables, organic tofu or free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken. There also will be some things you can forget about at CoreLife Eatery (corelifeeatery.com), which official…

Two Frank Lloyd Wright historic site-inspired yoga classes the season's first salsa class in Delaware Park (depending on the weather) and a state pickleball tournament in Amherst are among the 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 …

No artichokes. No liver. No eggplant. The four restaurants I was assigned as a rookie Taste of Buffalo judge seemed to have dishes I could stomach. I've never been much of a veggie fan, but since I became the WNY Refresh editor at The Buffalo News a little more than four years ago, I knew I should embrace better eating if I was going to write about health, fitness, n…

Jill Nykkei wanted to take up adult ballet 20 years ago when friends encouraged her to try a 10-week belly dancing class instead. “As a child, I did the regular Western New York things most little girls do: ballet, tap, jazz, riding lessons,” said Nykkei, a trained graphic design-advertising specialist who fell so hard for the dance form that she started her own stu…

Michael Peirro III predicted Friday afternoon that a Dirty Bird sandwich will be one of his biggest hits this weekend when Mineo & Sapio Street Eats rolls in to the Taste of Buffalo – even though the reduced sodium chicken Italian sausage sandwich is a healthy option he'll be required to carry. "Our Chicken in the Grass, which won third place in the Healthy Option…

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…

The way Dr. Thomas Mahl sees it, Mary Hood is a fortunate one when it comes to his Hepatitis C patients. Hood was diagnosed with the Hep C virus in the early 1990s, when treatments were ineffective and results often heartbreaking. Until this decade, doctors had little to offer when they had to break the news that the virus had quietly ravaged a patient’s liver for …

Slow Roll will be twice as nice this week, and joins Taste of Buffalo and an outdoor movie in Niagara Falls among the 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 Fourth of July Carnival: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; also 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, W…