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Title: Improving Access to Cancer Care Despite improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment, patients who are uninsured or medically underserved are more susceptible to falling through the cracks in our health care system. Many do not have health insurance, can’t afford it, or have insufficient coverage that limits cancer care. Others have trouble accessing cancer …

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The holidays are almost upon us: time to get your to-do list ready: shopping, gift wrapping, packaging and shipping. The post office and UPS store will be wishing you happy holidays, but what they’ll actually be gifting you with is long lines and high fees, not only for shipping but for packing materials as well. What’s the alternative? Probably the best-kept secret …

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On Saturday, it’s all for the families. But on Friday night, the 21-and-over crowd can feel like kids again (with the unique privilege of adult beverages). It’s the return of DinoFEST at the Buffalo Museum of Science, and this year it’s more exciting than ever. First comes Adult DinoFEST on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6-9 p.m. For the first time, the museum will open up D…

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This beloved story is as much a part of the holidays as baking cookies and trimming the tree. Take a break from the shopping madness and party planning to enjoy the truly timeless classic presented by Theatre of Youth for 12 performances only, December 1-16. Back after a sold-out run last year, get your tickets now for this family favorite that is perfect for everyone …

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It’s time for open enrollment — the period when you may apply for health insurance for the first time, renew your current health plan, or switch to a new one. Here are the dates for open enrollment this year: For Medicare: Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2018 For plans through New York State of Health: Nov. 1, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019 (Apply by Dec. 15 for Jan. 1 coverage; apply by Jan.…

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Find out who’s taking home 6-foot trophies at the 2018 Camil Khechen Tournament, Master Khechen's biggest martial arts tournament, on November 3. The 12th annual competition will be held at its largest venue yet — the Conference and Event Center of Niagara Falls — and features a full day of matchups with 10 Grand Championships divisions. 12th Annual Camil Khechen Tourname…

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It was simply an open, gutted space, a former shoe store that had stood vacant since the 1990s. But Road Less Traveled Productions saw something very different in the empty building at 456 Main St. — the permanent home the Buffalo theater company had been seeking for years. On Oct. 26, the new Road Less Traveled Theatre opens with David Mamet’s Tony Award-nominated “Spe…

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The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a Medicaid program that has gained popularity over the past few years and is changing the way many home care consumers are receiving their care. Under traditional home care, consumers receive care from agency provided home health aides (HHAs) or personal care aides (PCAs). With CDPAP, consumers recruit, hire, and…

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The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a Medicaid program that allows people who need home care to choose a caregiver of their choice – including most family members and friends. Through CDPAP, these caregivers get paid to care for their loved ones. CDPAP affords home care consumers the opportunity to take control of their home care, and not rely o…

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Let’s face it, winter in Buffalo can be bracing. According to the National Climate Data Center, the annual snowfall in Buffalo averages out to more than 94 inches a year –enough snow to make one pretty miserable. Dealing with the weather doesn’t have to make you crazy, though. The key is preparation and planning. If you’re smart, you’ve thought ahead to having the furna…

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October 15 through October 21, Western New York's Local Restaurant Week is celebrating 10 years of dishing up palate-pleasing pairings of sumptuous food and local culture. And thankfully, no one’s full yet! One of the five largest independent restaurant promotions in the country, WNY’s Local Restaurant Week is a biannual event that celebrates the vital role that local i…

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Summer is here, and if you’re headed for a vacation to Niagara Falls, it’s time to start making plans. One can’t miss, bucket list experience is getting up close and personal with the Falls – and there’s no better way to do that than by boat. Canada’s most iconic experience is a voyage on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Here are 5 reasons to set sail on a voyage this su…

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Picture a balmy, summer evening, tastings of food and drink from a variety of local vendors and the chance to get up close and personal with animal ambassadors in one of the most unlikely environments in the area – the Buffalo Zoo. This year’s Wines in the Wild event takes place on Wednesday, July th from 6 to 9 p.m., and promises to be the perfect way to spend a summer…

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Given the ever-increasing number of choices, selecting the proper plants for a garden can be overwhelming, especially for those with limited knowledge of anything green. Making a garden grow, however, can be easy and fun for any skill-level. Set yourself up for success by taking advantage of the knowledgeable staff at your local nursery and garden center, such as the ex…