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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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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 …

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JustTellOne.org – a peer-to-peer public awareness campaign focused on the prevention and early intervention of mental health and substance abuse challenges facing teens and young adults in Western New York – on Tuesday unveiled new features of a multiyear program it launched last year. A prominent new feature of the web-based campaign is 24/7 live chat capability in…

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Former Buffalo Bills receiver Donald Jones will be keynote speaker next month for the Kidney Foundation of Western New York MVP Awards Dinner. “This year our event will have a sports theme,” event co-chair Ginny Lyons said in a news release. “The silent auction and raffle will consist of sports related items and we will also have some games and trivia activities p…

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Eveline Hartz wants people to be smart, and thoughtful, about what they eat, where their food comes from and how it was produced. She and a dedicated group of volunteers look to underline the point annually with World on Your Plate, a two-day gathering of those who wish to learn more about sustainable agriculture, healthy nutrition and what role individuals can play in pre…

Health and Fitness

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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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect an estimated 30,000 upstate New Yorkers each year and cause about $300 million in excess health care spending and potentially 350 deaths, according to research by Univera Healthcare. “These drug-resistant ‘super bugs’ are a global problem,” said Dr. Bruce Naughton, chief medical officer for Medicare at Univera Healthcare. “…

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Dr. Anthony Leone recently underwent back surgery. After performing more than 50 minimally invasive spine surgeries himself, it was easy to decide that he would have bone spurs removed from some of his spinal disks in a similar way. “Twenty years I’ve been doing surgery and for 18 years I did the big incision like everybody else,” said Leone, who does his procedur…

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The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York announced a series of events open to the public and running throughout the month of October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Girls Night Out will launch the series from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday in the Grapevine Banquet facility, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The night will include local vendors, hors d’oeuvres, a wine wall…

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By Judith Whitehead – Contributing Writer UV radiation from the sun can be detrimental to our health. People who spend a lot of time sun bathing and working outside are at a greater risk of exposure. Exposure to UV light can cause anything from skin cancers to  several eye diseases. Many years ago, the public had no idea about the harmful rays of the sun could ca…

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The state Department of Health recently awarded a $20.6 million contract to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to continue to house the New York State Smokers’ Quitline for another five years – an agreement that will allow Roswell Park to provide a comprehensive approach to help tobacco users successfully quit. “Our goal is to motivate and help as many New Yorkers as p…