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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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CCS Oncology has dropped a lawsuit against Independent Health that accused the insurer of causing irreparable economic harm when it removed the oncology practice from its network. CCS, which brought the lawsuit in State Supreme Court last November before it moved to federal court, has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit. The lawsuit was withdrawn without prejudice, whi…

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The couple who run The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar are honorary co-chairs of this year’s Dining Out for Life, which will take place Tuesday at 90 restaurants in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties. Those restaurants have agreed to donate at least 25 percent of their proceeds to support HIV treatment and prevention services provided by nonprofit Evergreen Health…

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By Judith Whitehead –  Contributing writer Having cataract surgery these days has been streamlined in comparison to the ordeal it was years ago. Many years ago, cataracts were removed in a hospital setting and the patient during post-op had to lie very still, with sand bags to steady the head in recovery. Today, with all the modern advances, there are no s…

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Slow Roll on and around Hertel Avenue, dine out to help those with HIV, and rock on to fight leukemia and other cancers this week. Those events 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 here. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: 5:30 p.m., roll at …

Those who live with diabetes know the challenging condition must be monitored closely. This includes blood work, medications, making daily choices about the foods you eat, your exercise routine, fluid intake and other healthy planning. A SUNY Buffalo State science professor who has lived with diabetes for two decades will talk about ways to achieve and maintain good hea…

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Joe Cantafio has lots of reasons to wear pink in October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer has impacted extended family members and some of his colleagues in the West Seneca Teachers Association, but he hates cancer, period, and hopes breast cancer research also will translate into progress toward other malignancies that have claimed the lives of his fath…

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A top leader of the nation's largest health promotion foundation visited the University at Buffalo on Friday to praise the university for building its medical school downtown – and to encourage school leaders to use the project as a springboard to help improve the health and wealth of all Western New Yorkers. "Ultimately the economic success and healthiness of a city,…

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George and Linda Plotzke were headed home to Chicago from a trip to the Atlantic Coast last month when Linda came down with pneumonia and horrible back pain. After two nearly sleepless nights, and an excruciating drive through upstate New York, the couple felt they had no choice but to stop in the emergency room at Buffalo General Medical Center. “This was the first h…

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The latest round of the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge will start Monday, run through Nov. 19, and include a grand prize entertainment trip for two to Nashville. The seventh round of the challenge – which will start two weeks after Gallup-Sharecare released a national survey ranking the Buffalo-Niagara region 184 out of 189 region…

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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 First Saturday …