Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Exercise can pay big dividends for women who are pregnant Exercise plays a vital role in long-term health. When combined with a healthy diet, exercise can help men, women and children lower their risk for injury and potentially debilitating diseases like diabetes and heart disease. “Exercise can even pay dividends for women who are pregnant,” says Ashley Draper, of Jada Blitz Training. Draper, who... »

Don’t Forget to Live!

Don’t Forget to Live – Advice from a Single Dad on Father’s Day by Kelly Quigley “This is a boy house,” declared the little girl upon entering the foyer of the Higgins home for the first time. “Well, what does that mean?” asked Tripp, father and (sometimes) alpha of the house. “It smells funny and there are a lot of balls everywhere,” she replied. “I think she means it smells mus... »

Relationships and the Perfect Person

Relationships and the Perfect Person By Wendy Pegan As the weather warms, so do thoughts of romance. As a therapist I am frequently consulted regarding the complexities of love relationships. Recently, one woman wrote to me, asking for guidance. Dear Wendy, There are two men who want to be in my life and I am confused as to what to do. The first one is a man with whom I have been in a relationship... »

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Upcoming Events

Tuesdays Meeting: NA Group 7 to 9 p.m., Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St. Fridays Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous First Step Group, 8 to 9 p.m., Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St. Saturdays Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous New International Group, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.  Sundays Meeting: Narcotics Anonymous, 5 to 7 p.m., Memorial Medical... »

Summer at Sem Promotes Girl Power

Summer at Sem – A Great Experience for Girls this Summer This summer girls in grades 5 through 8 can have a wonderful camp experience at Summer at SEM, which takes place from June 27 to August 5. Campers can participate in arts and crafts, fashion, cooking, games, science, sports, exercise, take day trips, or just relax with a book in the school’s wonderful library. Girls entering grades 5-6... »

MindPT – Transform Your Life

Transform Your Life – Learn How to Think Positively with MindPT By Shannon Traphagen The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years…. Deepak Chopra Happiness is a choice, and thinking positively is a choice. We are inundated with daily news and information that affects our physical and emotional well-being. Author and positive psychology res... »

University Express Free Classes for WNY Adults 55 and Over

University Express Kicks Off With a Series of Free Classes for Western New York Adults Nearly 100 Free Classes Available for the Spring Semester Buffalo, NY – Classes begin tomorrow for the spring semester of University Express, a series of nearly 100 classes available at no cost to Western New York residents 55 years and older. Now in its 10th year, the program is a collaboration of the Erie Coun... »

Love is always in the air when you have a dog

by Amy Tokic Your affectionate pooch has a plethora of ways to tell you that he thinks you’re the bee’s knees. But he doesn’t let his lack of verbal communication skills get in the way. Dogs show how much they love you through their behavior and body language. Here are some not-so-subtle hints that your dog wants you to be his valentine! Tail Wagging This is the most common sign that your pooch is... »

The Neuroscience of Optimal Living

The Science of “Mindfulness” by Elad I. Levy, M.D., M.B.A., Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery, SUNY at Buffalo and Scott E. Friedman, J.D., LL.M., Chair, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Background In this era of tweets, texts, snaps, emails, and instagrams, our brains are bombarded by….”sorry I had to check my Facebook”….”where was I?”  Oh yes, ... »

Massage Therapy at Catholic Health

Catholic Health Partners in Rehab is pleased to announce that massage therapy has recently been added to the services offered at the Partners in Rehab facility located at the Mercy Diagnostic & Treatment Center in West Seneca. In addition, massage therapy continues to be offered at the Partners in Rehab, Sisters Hospital location. Catholic Health Massage Therapy services are provided by licens... »

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