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Rene Tucciarone saved his wife's life once before as her kidney donor. But now he needs to find a stranger to save her again – and not just any stranger. It has to be someone with Type B-positive or Type O blood. The kidney he gave his wife, Kani, 25 years ago lasted until 2009, when it failed. Without another kidney to give, he has bought space on billboards, fir…

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A pair of leading cardiac and stroke specialists will help put dozens of Western New Yorkers through the biking paces later this month when the region hosts its first CycleNation fundraiser. The effort, along with a spring wellness summit, replaces the annual Heart Ball and Heart Walk as community focused events. It looks to raise $200,000 for the American Heart and Str…

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After almost a decade since its establishment, the Health Sciences Charter School welcomed a new member to its leadership last month. Wendy Richards, the new head of school, assumed her role on July 1. She will welcome students for the new school year on Tuesday. Richards, a North Tonawanda native, received her bachelor's degree in elementary and special education …

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Those who drop by the lobby of Buffalo General Medical Center will experience a renovated lobby. Kaleida Health CEO Jody Lomeo and Buffalo General and Gates Vascular Institute President Chris Lane were among the hospital leaders to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the refurbished entry point, part of a $5 million, multi-year capital improvement project at the 457-bed acute-car…

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Barre Centric will open its third dance fitness studio in the region this month – and start things off with a week of free classes. The 1,500-square-foot location, at 572 Main St., in East Aurora, will open with its first class at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 9. For more information and class schedules, visit barrecentric.com. Co-owners Rachael Jarosz and Giavana de Zitter …

Gateway Longview has opened a Northtown Behavioral Health Clinic in Williamsville to provide comprehensive mental and behavioral health services for children, teens, young adults and their families. Dwyer Cottage, at 6330 Main St., was renovated this summer to support the growing need for such services. “We’ve spent years looking for cost-effective space to support o…

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The human ear most often holds the key to dizziness, so it may sound strange that two new pairs of high-definition goggles can help unlock the course of treatment for the most common balance challenge: positional vertigo. The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation recently gave $2,500 to AthletiCare so two physical therapists at the Catholic Health clinic can use a new Otone…

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The 1990s were rough for Betsy Manning. Her mother died early in the decade, at age 47, when she was struck by a car while crossing Elmwood Avenue. A heart attack felled her father six years later, at age 58. Manning's story may ring familiar to many diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who have weathered tragedy. The body she had as a high school athlete changed as she took …

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An inmate who had been housed at the Erie County Holding Center has tested positive for hepatitis A, a contagious virus that affects the liver, Erie County Sheriff's Office officials announced Thursday. "The Erie County Department of Health, the Sheriff's Division of Correctional Health, and the individual's health care provider have determined there was a serious possi…

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A McDonald's in Jamestown has temporarily closed as health officials investigate reports from 22 people who said they got sick after eating breakfast sandwiches. The owner of the fast-food restaurant franchise at 2803 N. Main St. is following precautionary recommendations, according to the state and Chautauqua County health departments. Samples of the breakfast sandwich…

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The state Health Department should appoint a receiver to immediately take over the troubled Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Thursday. At a news conference outside the 122-bed nursing home on Delaware Avenue, Poloncarz said he is seeking the change because of several recent incidents at Emerald South, including t…

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Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston announced this week it has completed a two-year, $1.7 million renovation that made over every patient room and added 16 new private medical-surgical rooms on the third floor, bringing the available total to 65 private rooms. The hospital is licensed for 175 beds, spokesman Frederick P. Caso Jr. said. Catholic Health paid for buil…

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Kathy Border takes students to a beef farm every year as part of a community food course. She and her family eat eggs laid by their own chickens. The weekly diet tilts toward fresh fruits and vegetables. Still, she wouldn't dream of growing her own produce on her rural homestead in South Wales. "I do not have a green thumb and we have a lot of deer who would eat a ga…

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Only one in 10 American adults eat the daily recommended 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to three cups of vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "That's shocking," said Kathy Border, a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition in the Dietetics Department at D’Youville College. "We know that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps r…

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Kathy Border, a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition in the Dietetics Department at D’Youville College, shared six ways to get the most out of farmers markets. 1. Look before you leave home See what you have in the fridge and pantry before heading to the market. It helps avoid duplication and reduces food waste. 2. Plan right "I've got college-age kids who m…