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Rhonda See, owner of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, wanted fitness and nutrition consistency. (Charles Lewis/Buffalo News) Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor For a woman who spends time bouncing on trampolines almost every day, Rhonda See can get really serious. Especially when it comes to nutrition. See and her husband, Dale, own Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Cheekt…

Your 10-year-old comes on really strong with new friends. How do you tell her to cool it?Parent advice:I’d give it time. Kids can go overboard when they discover something new. Heck, even adults do that. I recall running out and trying to get my hands on every Carrot Top CD at one point. Let her have her outburst of enthusiasm; chances are it will fade. If it doesn’t, then…

Q. I have suffered from frequent bellyaches, gas and fatigue for years. I chalked these symptoms up to stress, but when my poop started to float, I wondered if I needed a gluten-free diet. Getting off gluten helped, but not entirely.When I went to my doctor, she tested me for everything under the sun. She found I was infected with a germ called H. pylori. After taking pric…

At home, anyone with a DVD player can start a workout with the push of a button.Tamara Zemlo would rather have a trainer push her buttons.“I was trying to cheat a little bit, but she was telling me, ‘Keep those abs in.’ It motivated me to keep going,” says Zemlo, 44, who recently sweated through a one-on-one workout session under the watchful eye of Julie Bobek – even thou…

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Health and wellnessdiabetes talk: 7 p.m. Monday, North Tonawanda Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, with diabetes educator Sophia Kruly. No registration required. Free. brain injury support: For individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave. (enter at Suite B); Women’s Peer Support, 1 to 2…

Sister Diane Gianadda holds a multimedia artwork created by a participant in the Women's Respite Program. (Charles Lewis/Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Sister Diane Gianadda gets lots of help with the Women’s Respite Program at the Stella Niagara Center of Renewal in Lewiston, a program that’s the subject of this weekend’s “In the field” feature in …

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During the last quarter century, Sister Diane Gianadda has looked into the eyes of hundreds of exhausted mothers.For the most part, they have been single moms. Poor. Lacking support.Some are grandmothers. Others have cancer. All could use a break – and Gianadda and a host of helpers have obliged.Gianadda, a Franciscan nun who grew up in Buffalo and has lived in Niagara Fal…

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Justin and Lily Booth have three daughters, live in the West Village and barely use their 2003 Honda Civic hybrid these days – not that it hasn’t been used before.It has more than 180,000 miles on it.Bicycles are the preferred mode of travel for the family.“I ride year-round,” said Justin Booth, a 6-foot-9 former Buffalo State College basketball player who leads GObike Buf…

Rachel Miller, a mother of two from Kenmore, became a holistic health coach after losing nearly 120 pounds. Read her tips for success Saturday in WNY Refresh. (Robert Kirham/Buffalo News) Rachel Miller thought she was eating pretty healthy while a teen in the Town of Tonawanda. “Growing up, I didn’t feel that we ate a lot of junk, but when I look back we ate a lot of bag…

ATLANTA – As the school year neared a close last April, officials in Georgia issued an urgent plea to add 30 minutes of exercise into the school day.In a joint letter sent to superintendents across the state, State Superintendent John Barge and Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald made their case for more exercise by pointing to the staggering…

CHICAGO – The act of walking may not seem like a feat of agility, balance, strength and brainpower. But lose a leg, as Zac Vawter did after a motorcycle accident in 2009, and you will appreciate the myriad calculations that go into putting one foot in front of the other.Taking on the challenge, a team of software and biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, surgeons and pros…

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A trip to the dentist will be less painful to the wallets of Elmwood Village residents next Saturday, when a team of dentists will open their offices to perform free services to the uninsured.Dr. Bob’s Dental Care is the Buffalo participant in what has become a tradition of providing no-charge care one day each year. The national not-for-profit, Dentistry from the Heart, h…

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Paula Yoder-McMahon cut her teeth in the restaurant business before becoming a food broker who worked with retailers across the East Coast. For the last five years, she has been category manager for speciality, ethnic, health and natural products at Tops Markets. It’s up to her and her six-member staff to spot and nurture healthy food trends and food-makers for the 159-sto…

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Jill Chiacchia, founder and director of beHealthy Institute in the Village of Hamburg, makes vegetables a major part of her family's diet. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)   By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Jill Chiacchia, subject of today's "What are you eating?" column in WNY Refresh, takes a holistic approach to wellness at the beHealthy Institu…

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Jill Chiacchia was rolling along in the corporate world until her youngest daughter, Lauren, who is now 12, developed Type 1 diabetes.The family decided that was a wake-up call for all of them and made the unconventional choice to consider nutrition and exercise as important as medicine when it came to Lauren’s treatment.“As a family, we radically changed our diet and life…