Lifestyle

Couples that Play Together Stay Together

by Shannon Traphagen Life gets busy, and when it does, demands pile up, work hours increase, and family schedules and obligations take a toll. This is often when time for fun gets pushed aside, causing a strain in our relationships. However, according to the American Psychological Association, by engaging in fun, novel activities, partners grow closer to one another, experience more positive emoti... »

Tips and Cautions for the Weekend Warrior

If you find that weekends are your only time to exercise, take heart, especially if you engage in longer, more intense activities on Saturdays and/or Sundays. “The good news is that a recent study showed that exercisers like you have a lower risk of mortality compared to sedentary adults,” said Bruce Naughton, M.D., Univera Healthcare chief medical officer for Medicare.  “However, the jury is stil... »

Telemedicine Phone App Essential for Family Vacations

A “must have” addition to your packing list for this summer’s family trip won’t take up any suitcase space. It’s an app for your smart phone that gives you access to a board certified telemedicine physician from wherever you happen to be sightseeing. “The ideal situation for getting medical care is when a patient sees his or her own doctor in person,” said Richard Vienne, D.O., Univera Healthcare ... »

Danielle DelMonte Wise Beyond Her Years

About Our Cover Model: Danielle DelMonte is wise beyond her years By Annette Pinder Danielle DelMonte is a Buffalo native, who is wise and exceedingly accomplished beyond her 27 years. She grew up on Grand Island, graduated from Nardin Academy, completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Canisius College, and earned her M.S. in Public Relations at Syracuse University’s Newhouse ... »

No Bike? No Problem!

BlueCross BlueShield – Blue Bikes are at Canalside No bike? No problem! BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s Blue Bikes are back this summer, with nearly 50 bikes at Canalside for individuals and families to rent hassle-free and explore downtown, Canalside and the Outer Harbor. With summer officially underway and so much to do, here’s a guide with everything you need to know to explore... »

Federal Meats–Proud to be Part of the Buffalo Community

By Shannon Traphagen Local butcher shops are becoming few and far between, but many people are beginning to wake up to the values of shopping small and local. Buffalo communities and those seeking an alternative to the big box stores are part of a growing market that demands small-scale alternatives for buying their meats. Consumers are comforted in knowing where their meat comes from, how it̵... »

The University at Buffalo Helps Create Conversation Around Social Innovation

By Shannon Traphagen Many of us have gone through an experience in our working lives when we realize that we’d like to do more to help create social change, have impact in our community, or just help those around us. The University at Buffalo’s (UB) School of Management, in collaboration with the School of Social Work, and Blackstone LaunchPad are helping businesses and organizations c... »

Find Your Golden Buddah

Find Your Golden Buddah by Laurie Menzes, Esq.   What is more important—knowing how much money you will have left when you die? Or knowing that your life meant something when you look back? People come to me every day to discuss their money and how to best preserve their assets. Many lawyers and financial planners spend our careers focusing on the accumulation and preservation of people’... »

Is Medically-Guided Weight Loss An Option For You?

  It may be. ECMC Synergy Bariatrics offers services designed for patients who experience excessive weight gain and have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise. Awarded the highest designation as a Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, Synergy Bariatrics is a full-service, comprehe... »

What is an Elder Lawyer

Plan How You Want to Live and Don’t Go it Alone By Laurie Menzies Would you have an orthopedist perform your heart operation? Or have an environmental attorney handle your will? Of course not! However, too often people think that every physician can answer their medical questions and every attorney can handle their legal matters. Like physicians who specialize in a specific area of medicine, lawye... »

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