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Farmers' markets – indoor and out – a kidney bean cookoff, and a seminar for breast cancer survivors that focuses on their relationships 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. x MONDAY Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polis…

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Medical schools didn’t offer business courses when Drs. Colleen Mattimore and Michael Heimerl attended in the 1980s. That has changed in an increasingly complex U.S. health-care system replete with regulations, electronic medical records and climbing costs. “These days all of my partners are on their computers at home after dinner getting caught up,” Heimerl said.…

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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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 Lackawanna Community Fun Days. A pop-up park is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road. Free event will feature bounce houses, pony rides, games, food trucks and music. Family Fun Day. Last of season, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Artpark, Lewiston. Family Fun on Saturday Afternoon. Last of season, noon to 5 p.m. …

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A Western New York health collaboration that advocates value-based care has teamed up with the Lyft ride-hailing service to provide free rides to Medicaid patients who use affiliated services. “The major reason our Medicaid patients miss doctors’ appointments is because they cannot find an efficient mode of transport,” said Dr. Raul Vazquez, chief executive office…

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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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You've probably seen them, those red bikes around Buffalo. They are locked up in neat rows with bright yellow locks. They are Reddy Bikes, sponsored by Independent Health and ready to roll, thanks to a local system called Reddy Bikeshare. They called to me. "But you have a bike!" my friends said. True. Over the years, though, I've had bikes stolen. I got flat…

A nonprofit health insurer for those eligible for Medicaid, Child Health Plus (CHP), Essential Plan, and other government-sponsored programs will host a pop-up event focused on summer safety Thursday at its downtown office. The free event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at YourCare Health Plan, 446 Main St., near Lafayette Square. Community organizations that w…