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Former TV news anchor Erika Brason blames her daughter, Sydney, for falling hard for boutique indoor cycling studios. Brason first set her feet in one almost four years ago, when Sydney was attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and introduced her mother to SoulCycle, a higher-end cycling chain. "People ask, 'Have you always wanted to do this?' …

Roswell Park Cancer Institute will start a new five-week tobacco cessation course on Oct. 30. The free classes start at noon and will run for five Mondays in a row. Those who attend the classes will receive a nicotine assessment, professional cessation guidance, group support, relaxation strategies, relapse prevention, medication referrals and free nicotine replaceme…

Audubon Women's Medical Associates, the largest OB/GYN practice in the Northtowns, has moved into its new office in Amherst. The practice had been located since 1993 in an 8,600-square-foot office at 1360 North Forest Road, near Maple Road, but sought more room to accommodate growth and new services provided by its employees. Audubon Women's Medical Associates has 33 …

A planned health center on Buffalo's East Side has received a $200,000 grant from the New York State Health Foundation. Jericho Road Community Health Center hopes to open the facility at 1021 Broadway in 2018. “This funding from the New York State Health Foundation will allow us to strengthen the primary care safety net that has been eroding on the city’s East Si…

Bolstered by a favorable court decision last week, supporters of the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center are continuing their fight to prevent a shutdown of the West Seneca facility. Members of the Save Our Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center Coalition are "pleased and gratified" with the decision rendered Wednesday by State Supreme Court Judge Cat…

By Judith Whitehead – Contributing Writer Many of us wake up from a nights sleep with a bright red eye. The globe has turned red and if we hadn't looked in the mirror, we never would have known. A red, non painful eye is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. These are spontaneous findings that many of us experience during our lifetime and are usually alarming but no…

Cancer prevention events, gentle yoga, and a Slow Roll that leaves from the Buffalo Irish Center 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 Crucial Catch Day: Several Buffalo Bills alumni will participate in a health fair from no…

Buffalo doctors are at the center of a national debate among surgeons: Skullcap or bouffant? It's a question that has embroiled the medical community in a heated controversy over whether the head attire surgical teams wear could pose a risk of infection. Influenced by recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, hospitals have been banning…

A West Seneca funeral home will host a free holistic open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Road, will do so as part of an event entitled “Better Health, Happiness and Healing.” The funeral home, part of Lakeside Memorial Inc., looks to provide an opportunity for people to visit 20 holistic health practitioners offering services…

Several Buffalo Bills alumni plan to visit Erie County Medical Center on Monday in an effort to encourage the public to catch cancer early. Booker Edgerson, Lou Piccone, Jeff Nixon and Ed Rutkowski are among former Bills who will be on hand for the Crucial Catch Day health fair from noon to 3 p.m. in the second-floor cafeteria at the hospital, 462 Grider St. Free can…

The Niagara Parks Commission will host more than 3,600 runners Sunday for the Niagara Falls International Marathon. Registration for the run is closed, but the commission advises that motorists in Buffalo and Southern Ontario can expect delays and/or traffic closures depending on where they are traveling and when. Runners will leave the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 128…

Michael Mogavero, a principal at Lafayette High School, hurt his right knee on the job three years ago. He had trouble keeping up with his young and daughter until he became one of the first people in upstate New York to undergo a robotic-assisted full knee replacement earlier this year at Buffalo General Medical Center. "I was sitting down a lot," Mogavero said. "I was…

Andrea Whitmarsh pushes her daughters on the swing set in the backyard, brushes their hair and tucks them into bed at night with the same joy other mothers feel in similar moments. She also harbors worries, far less familiar, that her girls will one day grow up to face a life dogged in part by cancer fears. The concern is based on experience. Like her mother befor…

FAMILY Making Strides Walk. 10 a.m. Saturday, Canalside. A similar event will take Oct. 22 in Jamestown. Register at MakingStridesWalk.org/Buffalo. “Bunnicula”. Family-fun Halloween performances of the silly, slightly spooky adventure about the vampire pet bunny, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Oct. 28 and 29, Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. Fo…

The Nicastro Brothers and the Kensingtons will highlight the third annual “Rock for the Cure” concert next week to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter. The event will take place at 8 p.m. Friday in the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Joe Nicastro and Tom Lillis, both members of the society’s local chapter board …