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Shoppers will find familiarity at local farmers markets this growing season. Take the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market, where Saturday mornings in early summer mean small business owners hawking strawberries, cherries and flowers, greens, potatoes and spices, jellies, jams and baked goods, honey, maple syrup and farm fresh eggs. This year, you can also find some big differences, too. Take

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Dr. Scott R. Nodzo knew about half the staff when he started work last month as the newest joint replacement surgeon at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, which includes 40 doctors and a staff of 340 spread across 11 offices in the region. He got to know many of his co-workers years ago while a University at Buffalo medical

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The Trump administration is facing another legal challenge from New York State. Attorney General Letitia James, as she often does, is taking the administration to court, this time over its temporary rollback of environmental regulations. As part of a coalition of nine attorney generals, she is accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of using the Covid-19 pandemic to illegally

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JC Seneca has a message for all those struggling with addiction during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Living in recovery carries many more blessings. “There are people out there who care about you and want to help,” said Seneca, who knows firsthand. “Reach out to somebody.” The 60-year-old business leader and philanthropist on the Seneca Nation of Indians has married

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Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills look to underline the importance of well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic as they prepare to launch a new spring Health & Wellness Challenge. The challenge starts Monday and runs through June 7. It encourages participants to move more, eat wisely and drink enough water. The insurer and NFL team will sweeten the challenge

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Promising Covid-19 treatments and potential vaccines are in early stages of development around the world and in Western New York, but the brightest scientists in the world have yet to find ways to stop the new coronavirus in its potentially deadly tracks. That means nothing to healer-impostors who want to separate you from your money. They already claim they

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It can be hard for the healthiest families among us to handle the isolation and inconvenience that comes with Covid-19 restrictions. Those with loved ones who have chronic health conditions face greater obstacles, including when dementia becomes part of the equation. Some families already on edge can’t get a break from the unpredictability of someone at home all the

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Several of the bigger and more visible fitness centers in the region are taking various approaches to helping people in the region stay fit during the Covid-19 pandemic. They’re also looking to work with members who can’t use facilities that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered closed March 16, when the crisis began to intensify in New York State. Here’s

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Pilates trainer Sarah DiVincenzo and her husband, Mark, one of the top artists in Buffalo, opened a joint studio three years ago above a West Side coffee shop. Rachael Jarosz and Giavana de Zitter opened their third Barre Centric group fitness studio in the region the year after that. All four small business owners flourished in a climate where

Jeff Grazen salutes those who have exercised at least three times a week during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a good way to spend a few hours, the Lancaster chiropractor said. But it’s still not enough. “People have gone through how many Netflix series in the past few weeks? People are sitting and sitting and sitting, probably more so than

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Rod Watson: “It’s routine around here for policymakers and elected leaders to hatch plans to address community concerns without involving the ground-level experts within those communities. But this issue is different; this is life and

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It will become important for many to go beyond the boundaries of a small social circle of loved ones to limit the anxiety and depression that can come with these pandemic days. They will need help from a professional, maybe for the first time. If so, you won’t be alone. Univera Healthcare this month released a study that showed

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