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A Hamburg-based prepped meal business that touts its “guilt-free takeout” has opened a fourth location in Amherst. The latest rendition of Kitchen 32 will celebrate a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1612 Hopkins Road, at Dodge Road, in the Rite Aid plaza. A fifth location is expected to open in Cheektowaga in the coming weeks. Dave Rogers started …

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Is violence a public health problem? A 2002 graduate of the University at Buffalo medical school thinks so. Dr. Robert J. Gore will return to his medical alma mater this weekend to give students and others in the region to explain. Gore – an attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Kings County Hospital, SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine …

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Susan G. Komen Upstate New York announced it awarded more than $400,000 for 15 breast cancer or breast health programs, almost half of which will be used in Western New York. Awards were based on project alignment with Komen’s Bold Goal: to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the United States by 2026. Funded projects focus on increasing breast cance…

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Mental health agencies from across the region on Thursday will help pull off the seventh annual Mental Health Flash Mob. The flash mob starts at noon outside the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, and will be part of a Mental Health Awareness Day informational fair taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the library. The flash mob will take place in the library if …

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His nickname is "Mayor Oliver." That's what they called him every time his mother pushed him in a stroller down hospital halls when he was getting treatment. That's what they call him every time he walks down the halls at his school. It seems everyone knows Oliver. "He has never met a stranger," said his mother, Shawna. "He can make a friend anywhere." "Even at th…

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A ledge on the side of the Erie County Medical Center tower caught a patient who was plunging from a window on an upper patient floor Monday afternoon, a hospital spokesman reported. The patient, who had broken the glass in an eighth-floor window, fell about 20 feet before landing on the ledge, the spokesman said. In a statement, Peter K. Cutler, vice president for c…

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It looks like Chris Spell will have to break the world standing box jump record the hard way. Guinness World Records told the former University at Buffalo football player that his 64.625-inch jump earlier this month didn’t qualify because he stuck his landing on a surface that was too cushy. "It's very confusing and frustrating," Spell said Monday afternoon after he …

YourCare Health Plan and the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization this month extended their health care partnership another three years. Rochester-based YourCare became the first Safety-Net health plan to contract with a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization in September 2016, a value-based contract agreement designed to cut costs and improve care for t…

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Those who plan to participate in the Superhero Walk & Run for Children’s Mental Health can save money on the June event by signing up before Wednesday. It costs $20 to walk or run, or to participate only in the after party by signing up during the next four days. To do so, visit runsignup.com/Races/Cities/Buffalo-NY. The event starts at 6 p.m. June 7 at St. Georg…

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United Healthcare and the Niagara Falls School District will host a free public Health and Wellness Expo from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. The event will precede a 1.7-mile fun run starting at the school at 4:30 p.m., and a 5-kilometer run set for 6 p.m. Registration fees are $10 for the fun run and $20 for the 5K, but school dist…

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An $85,925 fine against Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns was the fifth-largest federal fine imposed on a nursing home in New York State in the last three years. State Department of Health inspectors in May 2016 found that a licensed practical nurse at the Buffalo nursing home failed to disinfect a shared blood glucose meter when testing up to 20 residents, including …

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Seventeen people gathered outside an East Aurora nursing home Sunday to protest what they call “horrific” conditions there. Carrying neon signs with slogans like “residents before profits” and “inadequate staffing = inadequate care,” the protesters paced the sidewalk in front of Absolut Care of Aurora Park as passing drivers honked and waved at them. Sunday’s protest…

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A new spine and stroke center that will open later this year in the Northtowns is expected to cut the number of spine surgeries in the region and help more patients manage their pain and limitations without opioid medications. This is what leaders predict for the $40 million project that combines the talents of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Dent Neurologic Institu…

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Chris Spell is on a dual track toward two lofty goals. Play football in the NFL. Set the world record for the highest standing jump. Spell will try out next weekend for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, a step that could bring him closer to his biggest goal. He’s much closer to a Guinness World Record listing. “I wanted to time the t…

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Grab your sneakers, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water. The 10th installment of the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge will kick off Monday. All New York State residents 18 and over are welcome to participate in the challenge, which runs through June 9. Participants will be eligible to win prizes by moving more, eating better and…