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It’s understandable that those preparing for college – especially for the first time – would spend months planning schedules, doting over book purchases, school supplies and dorm room décor, and wondering what a greater sense of independence will mean. Throw in a major change in family financial dynamics and it’s unsurprising that a key element of the back-to-school pla…

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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A veteran fitness center owner and trainer will join the WNY Walks series team of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. Rod Nagy will participate in the walking series, which will begin at noon in Niagara Square, outside City Hall, for six straight weeks starting May 1. Nagy – who has worked with Gold Gym and Fitness 19, as well as run an indoor cycle studio – a…

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The University at Buffalo and Daemen College will be among schools and other institutions to participate in special events to mark National Public Health Week. Events, lectures, discussions and other activities all will be free and open to the public, starting Monday, April 1. The School of Public Health and Health Professions will lead related events at UB South Cam…

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The Holistic Alliance of Western New York started a dozen years ago this month when six people gathered in Nancy Weil’s living room. It now has more than 1,400 people on its email list – and holds monthly meetings in what some might consider a most unlikely place. "I'm pretty sure we're the only holistic group meeting in a funeral home anywhere in the world," said Weil,…

Erie County

Even adults who can remember that last time they had their recommended vaccines need to listen up: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently announced a revised schedule for those age 19 and older. The adult immunization schedule contains information for both health care providers and the general public on principles of immunization for adults, considera…

Business

The second annual Corporate Wellness Summit will take place at KeyBank Center next week, on the heels of two national reports that ranked Western New York poorly in terms of health and well-being. “It will take everyone working together to turn these figures around and touchpoints at every turn.  We know we have the knowledge and talent in the region to do so,” said Mar…

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A young widow who had to pick up the pieces of her life after her husband died from cancer. A lawyer who has successfully addressed depression. A couple with a son who has autism who opened two gyms so all children could embrace their playful sides together. These are among the hundreds of real stories, about real people in Western New York, that have been contain…

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Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has a message for those who are struggling with mental illness or thoughts of suicide. Tell someone. The Sabres assistant captain has added his voice to the JustTellOne.org project, started 16 months ago by mental health and substance abuse prevention leaders across Western New York to let those struggling with mental illness know t…

Family

Two weekend road races, cross-country skiing opportunities and an early week flu shot clinic in Niagara Falls are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Cross-country skiing: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today to Friday; also 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Che…

Family

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

Family

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions …

Dance

Farmers' markets – indoor and out – a kidney bean cookoff, and a seminar for breast cancer survivors that focuses on their relationships are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. x MONDAY Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cade…

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Medical schools didn’t offer business courses when Drs. Colleen Mattimore and Michael Heimerl attended in the 1980s. That has changed in an increasingly complex U.S. health-care system replete with regulations, electronic medical records and climbing costs. “These days all of my partners are on their computers at home after dinner getting caught up,” Heimerl said. “You …

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The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York announced a series of events open to the public and running throughout the month of October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Girls Night Out will launch the series from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday in the Grapevine Banquet facility, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The night will include local vendors, hors d’oeuvres, a wine wall, …