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Kelsey Gratien isn’t unusual in that she tends to post her best times in competitive running races, not training runs. “It's all of these people out there trying to push their body to the limits and other people out there cheering,” said the 32-year-old mother of three who lives in Amherst. “It's really cool to see that, and be part of it.” Gratien stands out because…

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A University at Buffalo-led telemedicine study that can provide lifesaving treatment of Hepatitis C to those recovering from drug addiction has shown such promise that it has expanded across New York State. Intravenous drug users put themselves at greater risk to contract Hepatitis C and HIV, two conditions that can be fatal if left untreated, and often are so focused o…

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The largest U.S. franchise holder in the Planet Fitness franchise chain celebrated the 100th grand opening of its newest “judgment free zone” Tuesday evening in Clarence. Connecticut-based ECP-PF Holdings Group Inc. opened its 12th franchise in the Buffalo-Rochester region last month in the vacant Tuesday Morning store in the Transitown Plaza, 4295 Transit Road. It's…

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An executive with Caris Life Sciences, the first company to offer comprehensive tumor molecular profiling to help personalize cancer treatments, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday in the M&T Auditorium at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. David Spetzler, president and chief scientific officer with Caris, will talk about the …

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State and federal regulations prohibit nursing homes from discriminating against individuals because of their payment source. But New York's top nursing homes admit poor people at a lower rate than the state's worst nursing homes. At the five-star nursing homes, 7 percent of the new residents in 2017 were Medicaid admissions – poor people whose bills were paid by Medic…

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New York's top nursing homes admit poor people at a lower rate than the state's worst nursing homes despite regulations prohibiting discrimination. That is especially true for one-third of the poor people who enter New York nursing homes – those whose bills are paid from Day One by Medicaid. Across the state, these nearly 22,000 people were twice as likely to be admi…

Obituaries

Oct. 15, 1941 - July 11, 2019 Dr. Rocco C. Venuto, a kidney specialist who last month marked 50 years of service to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, died in his sleep Thursday in his Williamsville home. He was 77. Besides serving as a professor at UB, where he was the longtime chief of nephrology, Dr. Venuto also was…

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Patricia McGowan raised four children before her husband, Al, lost a job in the tourism business and decided to buy a restaurant in the mid-1980s. McGowan, 84, has worked in the restaurant – which her husband playfully named Al-E-Oops – almost every day since. “She has been the reason this staple of Lancaster runs so smoothly,” said her granddaughter, Kate Glaser. …

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Antoinette Steinbarth has had nearly 19 years to think about the day her husband jumped off the Skyway to his death. She knew her husband, Andy, had bipolar disorder, but it was largely under control. The young couple had just spent a great weekend together – the happiest they’d had in months. She thought nothing of letting him take the family car to work instead of dri…

Warning signs of suicide • Talking about wanting to die • Looking for a way to kill oneself • Talking about feeling hopeless, helpless or having no purpose • Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain • Talking about being a burden to others • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs • Acting anxious, agitated or reckless • Sleeping too l…

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Robert Ganley last played golf at Park Country Club at an invitational tournament on Aug. 10, 2003. He hasn’t had much time, he said – not to boast, but by way of explanation. Ganley has been global CEO since 2003 of Ivoclar Vivadent, a company with roots in Buffalo that has become the world leader in aesthetic dentistry. The only exercise he’s managed to squeeze …

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Daniel Pacana started taking painkillers 20 years ago after a bike crash and has spent most of the time since addicted to opiates. He’s looked forward to this weekend, when he makes a story in The Buffalo News for something besides being arrested. Pacana, 38, director of program development for Buffalo Adult and Teen Challenge, is organizing a golf tournament this month…

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Grab your workout gear. Summer City Fitness is here. Beginning Saturday, the La'Movement fitness center will lead dance fitness classes at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Aug. 31 at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in MLK Park, Fillmore Avenue at Best Street. The free outdoor program accommodates all levels of fitness with a mix of low- and high-impact da…

Gusto Food and Drink

When you land first place in the Healthy Options category of the Taste of Buffalo, what do you do for an encore? In the case of Lloyd Taco Truck, you stick with what brought you success – at the festival, at your food trucks and at brick-and-motor locations. Lloyd will again offer its black bean taco during the 2019 Taste, which will take place next weekend in and ar…