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Patients with massive rotator cuff tears are being enrolled in an ongoing FDA study of the InSpace System through UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “A tremendous number of people live with terrible pain from massive rotator cuff tears,” Dr. Matthew DiPaola, a shoulder and elbow surgeon with the practice, said in a news release. “In collaboration with Buffal…

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The last farmers' markets of the season take place in several locations this week, the second-last Slow Roll Buffalo of the traditional bike season hits the road on Genesee Street, and Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. They 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 …

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When it comes to weight gain, we are about to enter the danger zone. Halloween is the first obstacle in these parts when it comes to greater eating and drinking temptations. Coupled with temperatures that are about to sink, and you have a combination that's enough to make the health-conscious scream. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/19/want-better-health-better-weight-…

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FAMILY Halloween showing. Of the classic silent film, “Phantom of the Opera,” 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 27), with live organ music, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. Organist and Choirmaster Garrett Martin will accompany the film with an improvised score. Guests are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this family-friendly event. Free. Healthy Minds E…

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Former TV news anchor Erika Brason blames her daughter, Sydney, for falling hard for boutique indoor cycling studios. Brason first set her feet in one almost four years ago, when Sydney was attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and introduced her mother to SoulCycle, a higher-end cycling chain. "People ask, 'Have you always wanted to do this?' …

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute will start a new five-week tobacco cessation course on Oct. 30. The free classes start at noon and will run for five Mondays in a row. Those who attend the classes will receive a nicotine assessment, professional cessation guidance, group support, relaxation strategies, relapse prevention, medication referrals and free nicotine replaceme…

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Cancer prevention events, gentle yoga, and a Slow Roll that leaves from the Buffalo Irish Center 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 Crucial Catch Day: Several Buffalo Bills alumni will participate in a health fair from no…

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Several Buffalo Bills alumni plan to visit Erie County Medical Center on Monday in an effort to encourage the public to catch cancer early. Booker Edgerson, Lou Piccone, Jeff Nixon and Ed Rutkowski are among former Bills who will be on hand for the Crucial Catch Day health fair from noon to 3 p.m. in the second-floor cafeteria at the hospital, 462 Grider St. Free can…

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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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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 …