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March 3, 1922 – Nov. 8, 2019 Dr. Edward A. Carr Jr., retired chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University at Buffalo Medical School, died Nov. 8 in Germantown, Tenn., nearly three months after undergoing hip surgery following a fall. He was 97. Born in Cranston, R.I., he was a summa cum laude graduate of Brown University in 1942, then…

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The owners of a thriving fitness center along Transit Road are about to breathe new life into the former Eastern Hills Mall location of the Buffalo Athletic Club. Jada Blitz Fitness owners Justin and Ashley Draper are putting the finishing touches on a major renovation of the club, which closed five years ago after the L.A. Fitness chain bought four co-ed BAC facilities…

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“We need to ground down in winter,” with warm, hearty but healthy foods that bow to the season, says Jessica Mascle, owner of Root and Rise Yoga and Ayurveda. We can also use a pick-me-up to get us going in the morning, which is why Mascle shared the following three recipes to reflect her seasonal eating philosophy for this time of year. Fresh Squeezed Juice  4 na…

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Jessica Mascle likes to throw one more ingredient into the mix of mind, body and spirit that many embrace with their holistic approach to good health. Nature. What does that mean as we slip into holiday season in Western New York? “The best word I can use to describe the energy outside is frenetic,” Mascle said. “It's kind of a wild energy out there when the wind …

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Gina Barrett started taking yoga classes 16 years ago after an overuse injury plagued her right leg. “I couldn’t run any longer,” said Barrett, a former school teacher who parlayed her challenge into a yoga career. She taught at studios in the Elmwood Village and Williamsville until opening her own seven years ago in the Village of Hamburg, in a former Blockbuster video…

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Two doctors at work on a brain cancer immunotherapy drug designed at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center reached another milestone Wednesday in announcing that SurVaxM will head into a larger clinical treatment trial with more financial muscle. Drs. Robert Fenstermaker and Michael Ciesielski – who developed the therapy to fight glioblastoma – will get help from a C…

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The new oncology center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will be named after former Buffalo Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano, after his foundation donated $1.5 million to the project Wednesday. In August, the medical center announced plans for the $2 million, 6,000-square-foot center, part of the Roswell Park Care Network, on the fourth floor of its 10th Street b…

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ALBANY – New York State has sued e-cigarette giant Juul Labs over what Attorney General Letitia James called a pattern of deceptive marketing designed to lure consumers, especially teenagers, to its products. The lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan comes after similar legal steps by California on Monday and North Carolina earlier this year. The New York attor…

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The state attorney general has slapped Kaleida Health with a $500,000 penalty in a settlement that sharply criticized the care provided to a 16-month-old boy who died at Kaleida's HighPointe on Michigan nursing home and the falsified records about a 56-year-old resident who died there. The $500,000 penalty is among the most significant penalties imposed against a Buffal…

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Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Monday that with President Trump backing away from a ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, Congress must pass a bill blocking their sale. In an appearance at Depew High School, Schumer, a New York Democrat, noted that there's bipartisan legislation pending in the Senate that would enact such a ban. "And I promise you, s…

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The Tony Hawk Foundation awarded grants of $300,000 to groups in Lockport and Ellicottville for concrete skateboard parks in those communities, according to the foundation's website. The foundation, named after the famed pro skateboarder, works with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to fund skatepark projects in Western New York and southeastern Michigan. John D. Cr…

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Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced that his deputy jail administrator at the Niagara County Correctional Facility has been given a Gold Key Award from the WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium at its 30th annual awards luncheon Friday. Deputy Chief Daniel Engert has worked for the Niagara County Sheriff's Office since 1990 and has served as deputy jail admin…

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To the untrained eye, the emergency room at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo would already appear to be a model of sleek design – well-appointed for the roughly 55,000 patients it receives each year. However, hospital officials on Friday announced plans for a $500,000 renovation of the space that re-imagines the flow of patients and provides for more efficiency. The result …

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Dee Downer started donating blood in high school. “I like helping people and I wanted a way to do it,” said Downer, a health and human services major from Newburgh in her senior year at the University at Buffalo. The 21-year-old student found a slightly different way to fulfill that mission this year – and get paid. A friend told her about CSL Plasma, a private compa…

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Peggy Sullivan had the blessing – as well as the curse – of holding top jobs in the development and health insurance fields for nearly four decades. Good pay, professional respect (mostly), great challenges. Long hours, overwhelming demands at work at home (too often), and way too much business travel. “It would not be unusual for me to leave at 7 in the morning and …