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The chance to get an early taste of the new CoreLife Eatery in Amherst, take a tai chi class for free, and visit the last outdoor Elmwood Village Market of the season at Elmwood and Bidwell avenues 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 he…

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Jennifer Bardrof squeezed in lots of stuff in the spring of 2016, during the weeks she helped move her family from the Florida Gulf Coast back to her native Western New York: The Goofy, a 10K run followed by a half-marathon at Disney World; landing a new job as a substitute teacher; buying a new house. She didn't have time to bother with the flu-like symptoms that dogge…

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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. FAMILY Buffalo Living Tour…

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The Buffalo Nordic Ski Club will sponsor a open house from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Wick Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. The event will feature waxing clinics,  an instructional video and an array of clothing and equipment from area ski shops. The Buffalo Nordic Ski Club offers free cross-county skiing lesson to all members. The …

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Wouldn’t it be nice, for once, if we could get through the holidays in a more thankful way, with a healthier approach toward meals and gatherings that don’t make you scream at the scale come New Year’s Day? It isn’t easy, what with more parties to attend, more comfort foods to tempt us and more demands on our time. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/17/timely-tip…

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Ann Maghran and her stalwart volunteers with the Women & Children's Hospital Family Advisory Council spent the last 8½ years working in a tidy, windowless, hard-to-find corner on the first floor. Their mission dovetailed with the Family Resource Center they helped Kaleida Health create: provide resources, encouragement and respite for families with a child in need …

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Holiday parties can bring plenty of nutritional temptations in the coming weeks. The trick to maintaining your weight is to balance your eating habits with your cheer, Independent Health Foundation Healthy Options nutritionist Shelby Braun says. AT PARTIES Braun encourages you to keep "SANTA" in mind once you arrive. S – Survey the table: See what's available be…

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Registration for the Turkey Trot has closed after 14,000 runners signed up for the 8K Thanksgiving morning run down Delaware Avenue. Geoffrey Falkner, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Communications Director, announced at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday that the race field was full. The regional Y, which organizes the event, limits the field to 14,000 for safety reasons. The nearly 5-mil…

The second Community Education Forum on addiction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Scharmann Theatre at Jamestown Community College. The event, titled, "The Many Faces of Addiction: No One Cause, No One Solution," is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Health Care Action Team, the American Association of University Women, and the Mental Health…

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A plan to picket on Tuesday afternoon at the Schofield Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence has been postponed. The nursing home is located at 3333 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore. The 120-plus workers are represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East. Union management said both sides are continuing negotiations and the picket has been postponed "until further…

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Inclusive fitness classes, a Tuesday evening healthy eating presentation, and a Saturday community living tour in the Northtowns 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 Senior Yoga Fit: 10 a.m.; and same time Wednesday, Jewis…

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Among the many remarkable births and babies over the last century at Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo was Bridgett Maskell's. On Oct. 1, 2009, the Lockport mom gave birth to quintuplets, believed to be the only quints born in modern Western New York history. Maskell was sent to the high-risk clinic at Children's as soon as her doctor saw in the sonogram tha…

The last two months of the year are often a time when we find ourselves surrounded by the love and warmth of family and friends, with plenty of opportunity to make connections, share traditions and partake in holiday rituals. But for those grieving or with a seriously ill loved one, the holidays can magnify feelings of loss and bring on sadness, distress, anxiety, uncertai…

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Kasey Shea was an incredible cook, avid Buffalo sports fan, and one of the top dart players in the city. She also struggled with depression, chronic Lyme disease, and, in the last few months of her life, a series of migraine headaches. She died by suicide last year, several hours after cooking her family a New Year's Day feast. She was 24. "When a person takes their …

The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York offers a free program to provide critically-needed early academic intervention to 3- and 4-year-olds diagnosed with elevated lead levels. Mentoring focuses on early literacy skill development to help ensure the children are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond. Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventa…