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Jenny Arnette and Alanna Bonaccorso, fourth-year students in the five-year Master’s of Dietetics Program at D’Youville College, shared the recipes for four popular Thanksgiving Day side dishes that can be made in a healthier fashion with the right ingredients. MASHED SWEET POTATOES 6 servings 3 to 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, sof…

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Kids like to talk about food, at least if a couple of new farm-to-school lessons at Southside Elementary School in South Buffalo are an example. The lessons showed that the program buzz is palpable among students — who are more than willing to throw their parents under the bus when it comes to their lack of healthy food choices at home. Take the fourth-grader who lea…

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Several buildings and landmarks in the region will be illuminated in purple Thursday night to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Big Ditch Brewery, Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo Place (Main Place Mall), M&T Bank and One Canalside will be bathed in purple to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, as well as encourage support for those with the disease, as …

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Allison Schroeder understands the pain that can grip a family after suicide. She tried to take her life three times in the months after her brother, Matt, took his in October 2015, two weeks before his 35th birthday. “Everything was so clouded by my anxiety and depression and my grief that I wasn't thinking straight and doing things I would normally do,” said Schroed…

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Blues and rock musicians will appear Dec. 10 at the Sportsmens Tavern, 326 Amherst St., in a benefit for a local organization that encourages organ donations. Doug Yeomans and Sue Kincaid will be the featured performers at the 5:30 p.m. concert to benefit the ONE8FIFTY organization, based in Kenmore. The organization seeks to increase the number of registered organ dono…

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Kaleida Health officials said Tuesday that they hope the opening of a new $7.8 million emergency department will relieve local skepticism about the future of DeGraff Memorial Hospital. After 13 months of construction, the 10,000-square-foot, 17-room department will open to patients at 7 a.m. Thursday at the North Tonawanda medical facility. Kaleida decided last year …

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Smoking cigarettes negatively impacts your health, with heart and respiratory diseases, and several cancers, the most well-known risks. Few realize that smoking also has an impact on your bones, joints and connective tissue, said Dr. Adam Burzynski, an orthopedic surgeon with Excelsior Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who performs many of his surgeries at Kenmore Mercy Hos…

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The state-appointed receiver for a troubled Delaware Avenue nursing home confirmed Monday afternoon that the facility will be closed. An exact date for the closing of Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has not been set, but the priority is to make the closure as seamless as possible for the residents and staff, according to Jay Lawrence, a spokesman for rec…

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A Buffalo nursing home considered one of the most troubled in the state will be closing, three sources familiar with the shutdown plans told The Buffalo News on Friday. The recently appointed receiver of Emerald South Rehabilitation and Care Center is expected on Monday to reveal plans to close the 122-bed facility and relocate residents and workers, the sources said. …

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A Buffalo nursing home's staff was warned an elderly resident might be trying to escape out of his third-floor window in the weeks leading up to his fatal fall, but it did not take sufficient steps to protect him, state Health Department inspectors concluded in a critical report. New York State fined Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center $10,000 for violations…

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For Joy Elizabeth Catalano, the breaking point came the night more than a dozen nurses and aides called in sick. Then the director of nursing at Buffalo’s Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Catalano recalled only three licensed practical nurses and one certified nursing aide on duty that night in June 2017 to care for about 150 residents. Normally, she …

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Spend $27 on a Monday night yoga class at the Buffalo Bills practice facility and Pegula Sports & Entertainment will throw in a free ticket to a Bills home game. Impact Yoga will present Namastadium: Yoga in the Fieldhouse from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the ADPRO Sports Training Center in Orchard Park. Like Impact’s classes at HarborCenter on the Buffalo waterfront, the …

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If anyone out there still thinks smoking is harmless, consider this: The regional cancer hospital has a robust research program bent on learning more about why some people smoke, what damage the addictive habit can cause, and which forms of tobacco and nicotine delivery cause the most harm. “What motivates us is where the health risks are,” said Andrew Hyland, chairman …

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Alexus Scott had two children with her boyfriend when she was a teen. When they decided to have a third child together last year, she chose to take a healthier approach to pregnancy. That meant an end to smoking several Black & Mild cigarillos a day. Scott, 26, a home health aide who lives in Rochester, turned to the Baby & Me – Tobacco Free Program for help. …