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An egg a day may be A-OKProtein-rich and high in vitamin D, the egg was once revered as an ideal food. Concerns over its high cholesterol content – 210 mg in a large egg, almost all of it in the yolk – prompted some to question whether the risks of eating eggs might be greater than the benefit. The truth may lie somewhere in between.A new analysis of studies done on egg co…

Relieving pain in your knees, hips and back may begin with your feet.If you’re looking to update your athletic shoes before going for a walk or run in the warmer weather, you may be tempted to try out some high-tech machines in specialty shoe stores that boast a better fit.Do they really work?“Yes, but technology is only as valuable as the person interpreting the data,” sa…

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By Josef BrandenburgMcClatchy-TribuneMost people think that the key to taking off the weight and keeping it off is just willpower and self-discipline.In fact, trying to rely on your willpower to keep the weight off of you for the rest of your life is a ticking time bomb – it’s only a matter of time before something else in your life will distract and derail you. The key is…

By Marc and Maya SilverWashington PostBefore soccer became a career for James Riley, a new addition to the D.C. United squad, the sport was his saving grace.When he was a freshman player at Wake Forest University, Riley got a call from his mom.“That was a shocking phone call,” he recalls. “It was probably the last time I cried that hard, hearing those words – ‘I have breas…

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Among combinations at Code Blu Juice Bar:@Green.Com: Apple, kale, celery, lemon, parsley, romaine, spinach, cucumber. This “salad in a cup” is the most popular juice at Code Blu, owner DeChantell Lloyd says. It’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and parsley can give you a lift, help with digestion and cleanse the skin.All Hail to 2kale: Kale, Washington apple, pineap…

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EatingWell.comOnly one in four Americans eats the recommended daily servings of vegetables and fruits, which means we’re missing out on the nutrients that produce delivers, especially potassium and fiber.How many servings should you be eating? It depends on your calorie needs.An adult eating 2,000 calories a day should aim for 2 cups of vegetables. A good rule is to fill h…

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By Scott ScanlonRefresh EditorA lower percentage of African-American women get breast cancer than women who are white, but a higher percentage of those who contract the disease die from it.Black women are less likely to take advantage of mammograms and breast cancer detection practices, and are slower to reach out for health care when abnormal results are discovered.Breast…

By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor A lower percentage of African-American women get breast cancer than women who are white, but a higher percentage of those who contract the disease die from it. Black women are less likely to take advantage of mammograms and breast cancer detection practices, and are slower to reach out for health care when abnormal results are disc…

Spin your wheels on Saturday morning for a good cause – and get some fresh air to boot. The Buffalo Athletic Club at the Colvin-Eggert location in the Town of Tonawanda will host an outdoor spinning class from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The BAC is accepting $10 per bike per hour for the event – and yes, men may attend even though th…

Kathy Kubiak-McAlpine and her work as food service manager at Kenmore-Mercy Hospital will be featured Saturday in WNY Refresh. As an entree, here’s a taste of how she eats: "I eat breakfast and lunch at the hospital every day," she told me. "For breakfast, I stick with my oatmeals and a piece of turkey sausage, the fruited yogurts. For lunch, I stick t…

Armando Gutierrez, 28, in his first season as strength and conditioning coach for the Buffalo Bisons, spent part of an afternoon late last month meeting with young people who share something in common with him: Type 1 diabetes. He found out at 17 that he would need insulin shots, and to watch his blood sugar levels very carefully, for the rest of his life, and he shared w…

It was a pleasure talking with Dr. Andrew Symons, a University of Buffalo professor who practices in Tonawanda and lives in Williamsville, for tomorrow’s In the Field feature that will be published in WNY Refresh. I could tell by his interesting background and passion for his work – we talked by phone for more than an hour – he is very deserving of the honor, which he wil…

Buffalo finds itself in the middle of the pack in the latest ranking of community fitness status among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The American College of Sport Medicine’s American Fitness Index places the Western New York region 23rd, just behind Atlanta and Providence, R.I., and just ahead of New York City and Philadelphia. "Buffalo come…

While reporting the story in today’s Buffalo News on how the Seneca Nation of Indians is addressing diabetes among its people, I also found the following information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health that wasworth sharing: • More than 80 percent of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight. • People who are overweight are more…

Has survival of the fittest food plants raised the prospect that a bacterial pestilence could ruin the world’s food supply? Maybe, according to a story in National Geographic published in the summer of 2011. Here’s one of the striking paragraphs in the story: "Most of us in the well-fed world give little thought to where our food comes from or how it’s grown. We stee…