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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. Mail, fax and email submission…

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Marina Mukandala found yoga after graduating in 2002 from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. and going into the work force. “I was under a tremendous amount of stress making that transition into the real world and developing a lot of anxiety,” the Black Rock native said. Mukandala and her husband, Magezi, moved back to her home region a decade ago. She went to work as…

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The fear, pain and uncertainty that come with going to the dentist can unnerve even the healthiest among us. Imagine what it can be like for those with autism, dementia, physical limitations, developmental disabilities or cancer. These are the patients in the working world of Drs. Elizabeth Kapral and Maureen Sullivan, two of a dozen dentists who help staff three den…

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Colorful paintings of the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood to the east of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are making a statement in a common walkway on the campus. Tucked on the eastern end of a hallway between Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center is the newly installed Community Artists Gallery, giving many patients and …

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Campus WheelWorks over the years has looked to do what it can to keep its business rolling through the winter. They’ve tried selling brewing equipment, downhill skis and other accessories, with limited success. In the middle of this "New Buffalo" decade, the cycling shop tried its hand at cross-country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes, a combination its staff believes h…

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After Amherst native Matthew K. Enstice wrapped up stints in the entertainment industry that took him to Broadway Pictures in Los Angeles and "Saturday Night Live" in New York City, his career dramatically swerved back to Buffalo. He landed at the helm of the nonprofit organization overseeing the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Now, 17 years later, Enstice finds himself…

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Walmart will host free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at all its Western New York stores in observance of the retailer's first Walmart Wellness Day event. Free screening types will include: Blood glucose Blood pressure Body mass index There will also be: Low-cost immunizations A virtual-reality smoking cessation exercise Free …

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It gets awfully dull sitting in a chair, staring out the window of her fifth-floor room at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, said Angelic Banko. The Grand Island mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5, has been hospitalized for 21 days to treat internal bleeding. But just before lunch Tuesday, Banko got very excited. She knew what was coming. Like clockwork ever…

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The flu season started earlier this year than the past two seasons, saw a rapid rise in cases in recent weeks and may already be near a peak. But it is far from over. What's worse, the predominate virus strain circulating now is causing severe symptoms. "Right now, you can walk into any emergency room shift and a good percentage of the patients will be there for flu-…

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Outdoor winter activities, and allergy support and tai chi indoors 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. As the weekend approaches, also read our outdoor winter in WNY story in Refresh. MONDAY Cross-country skiing: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m…

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The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host its annual free “Give Kids a Smile Day” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 in Squire Hall on the South Campus. Dental school students and staff will treat children ages 2 to 18 who may not have a dentist, may not be able to visit a dentist on a regular basis or may not have the resources to pay for dental care. …

Health and Fitness

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…

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When Michael Kearns looked at the analytics of his 142nd Assembly District three years ago, he didn't like what he saw in terms of health and well-being. Erie County – including much of the Southtowns and Buffalo, which make up the district – ranked 54th out of 62 counties in the New York State health rankings. It would fall to 57th the following year. Despite ebbs a…

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Is it a good idea to take blood pressure readings in a state Department of Motor Vehicles office? Erie County motorists will soon find out. Making blood pressure checks available on at least some days in the seven county DMV offices is one of the changes new Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is considering. The notion is one of several Kearns is contemplating as he…