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Four people who battled addiction with help from the Total Freedom program –  which takes place on a working farm about 25 miles outside Buffalo – recently talked about how their lives have changed Each credited the structure, healthy practices and shared support the program provides – as well as the central role they say God has provided in their recovery. MAURY'S S…

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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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Have you spent the last several weeks helping your loved ones to enjoy the holidays? Providing foods and drinks you often avoid, and sampling quite a bit yourself? Running yourself ragged to get to every concert, party and special event? Spending too much money on gifts? No judgment here. “We see it a lot during the holidays, when you feel more responsible for tak…

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Looking for a gym to start the new year? Take time to choose the best gym for you and your family, and take a copy of the following list of questions as you visit potential options. Match your answers with what you see in various gyms in your goal to find the best fitness fit: WHAT ARE MY GOALS? Do I want to: _ Lose weight?  _ Build muscle?  _ Eat healthier?  _…

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By Aubree Shofner – Contributing Writer Recently, a client of mine stopped me mid-conversation and said, “I see the scale, and I am overwhelmed with discouragement and frustration.” We have been working together for over three months, diligently, inside and outside of the gym. Yet, despite their commitment to both personal training and nutrition services, nothing has ch…

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All YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches will waive the join fee for new members who join on Monday, Jan. 1, a savings of up to $75. Members who join between Tuesday and Jan. 31 will pay only half the join fee. Membership includes access to Zumba, Les Mills Bodypump and other classes, as well as year-round swim lessons and youth sports. YMCA member benefits also include two…

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Ice skate all week at Canalside, snowshoe or take an introductory tai chi class on Wednesday and round out the week – and year – at First Night downtown. These 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. TUESDAY Ice skating: 10 a.m. to 10 …

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A motorcycle crash figures into the story of how Grace Guest House came to be in South Buffalo. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunny Sgt. David Celej nearly died in the 2013 crash in North Carolina. His father, who lives in Western New York, stayed in a hospitality house near the hospital where Celej spent several weeks recovering. The father returned to work and raved about…

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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 submissions …

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UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the recipients of its third-annual CommunityCare Grant: WNY STEM and Danceability. Each program will receive $5,000. “In evaluating the numerous applications we received this year, we were drawn to the mission and impact of both WNY STEM and Danceability,” said Amanda Clark, physician relations and marketing manag…

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Yoga originated in northern India more than 5,000 years ago – roughly 3,000 years before the first Christmas – but its discipline has proven a capacity to stir a closer spiritual relationship for people of many faiths. Teresa DeLabio is among those who can attest. DeLabio, 26, a licensed massage therapist and member of The Chapel at Cross Point, discovered Holy Yoga …

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Ice skate, help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, or take a last look at the Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds this week. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Festival of Lights: 5 to 9 p.m. today through Saturday, Erie County…

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Michelle Sharf's Portuguese water dog, Murphy, can handle the most challenging of interactions at two major hospitals. That wasn't always a given. As a puppy, he destroyed all the moldings in the house. "Face of an angel, mind of a devil," Sharf said, "but he's a sweetheart now." The 3-year-old therapy dog went through extensive training to get the green light to …

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A nonprofit group formed earlier this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs has announced a national campaign to help pass the CREATES Act, a bipartisan bill that would lower drug prices and save taxpayers billions. The legislation prevents brand drug manufacturers from blocking cheaper generic drugs from coming to market, and enjoys support from a biparti…

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Meet some doulas, take a free yoga class and enjoy the lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds this week. These 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 Meet the Doula Night: 7 to 8 p.m., Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St., thir…