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Here are five activities in Western New York that can help you get out and walk: 1. Walking on Wednesday: Brisk, 30-minute walk at noon Wednesdays through August, Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets. 2. Building a Healthy Buffalo Community Panel: The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will host a presentation by Buffalo Cit…

Denise Fargino was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago, about the time her daughter Melissa started a job as a bartender at SkyBar. "We knew for years that something was wrong," Melissa Fargino said. "She went from walking 3 ½ miles a day to barely being able to walk down her driveway and back." The younger Fargino felt alone and disoriented by the dia…

The world’s top professional eater gobbled down 72 hot dogs last month to win his ninth Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Joey Chestnut will look to do something a lot healthier at the Erie County Fair on Sunday: capture his first Kale Cup. Chestnut, dubbed “the greatest eater in history," will compete against 11 fellow competitive eaters, includ…

One of the largest wellness practices in Western New York announced it will close its offices in Cheektowaga and Dunkirk to create a “destination wellness center” for integrative health care in East Aurora. Cardea Health Integrative plans to open its new site on East Main Street in early October. “It has been a long-standing dream of ours to be able to improve …

Patients who expressed a specific tumor antigen had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large study conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers and published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. “This is the largest study of NY-ESO-1 expression in ovarian cancer patients, and the first time that expre…

By Holly R. Layer – Contributing writer With the height of summer’s bounty about to approach us, it’s never easier than during this time of year to get your daily dose of plant-based nutrition. "Phyto" is the Greek word for plant. Phytonutrients – sometimes also referred to as "phytochemicals" – are found in fruits and vegetables. Foods made with fruits and…

Once Jim Beiter could no longer speak, he had plenty of time to contemplate what he wished that he could say. He is a hunter and an angler, a guy who has spent a lot of quiet hours in the woods or standing alongside a pond. He understands how to tell a great tale, how to pack all the meaning or humor into the crescendo. Yet he appreciates the communion that can be a gif…

By Judith Whitehead – Contributing Writer Now more than ever before, there are many ways to fill a new glass prescription. You can even order frames online to save money and time. There are a few things that must be kept in mind before spending the money and obtaining the wrong frame. First and foremost, you will need a current refraction: An eye care profession…

Raccoon baits laced with rabies vaccine are to be distributed throughout Erie and Niagara counties this month. Niagara County Environmental Health Director Paul R. Dicky said Monday that distribution of baits by hand is to begin Wednesday in parts of Niagara Falls. Mary St. Mary, spokeswoman for the Erie County Health Department, said hand-baiting is scheduled to s…

Bike rides, a paddle festival and special days at the Erie County Fair 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: 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., Olivencia Community Center, 261 Swan St. Ten-mile guided ride for …

Those who created more than 30 artworks for a new exhibit in North Tonawanda have been challenged by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Some have endured deeply traumatic experiences. Others have been homeless. All find therapy, and greater understanding, when drawing or painting. "If I did not have art, I don't know what I would do. It keeps…

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 top eight drum corps in the world are expected to add 2.4 million steps on Sunday during the 50 million step “Walking to Wellness Initiative” in Western New York. The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront – Tour of Champions event returns at 7 p.m. to New Era Field in Orchard Park. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats …

Erin Horton of Springville knows what it's like to be stretched as a parent. The Culinary Institute of America graduate has worked in a variety of jobs while she and her husband, Jon Hamann, a small business owner, have raised two children, son, Jett, 12, and daughter Elle, 8. "Everybody's so busy," Horton said. "We've got jobs and kids and activities. In Springville…

Workdays at Sheridan Medical Group start with "morning scrubs," brainstorming sessions where doctors, physician assistants and their health team gather to talk about ways to best serve the patients they will serve in the coming hours. A physical therapist, nutritionist, behavioral therapist and other workers on the 32-member staff also likely will attend. This isn't the…