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Confused with Medicare Options? Senior Services can help…

Medicare Options Help from Erie County Department of Senior Services Erie County Department of Senior Services encourages all seniors to understand the health insurance coverage they currently have, and to shop around for plans that may better fit their health needs, and save them money. The experts at Senior Services know what’s available locally, help people find their best options, and can... »

Seasonal Sweet Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Blended fruit and veggie drinks aren’t just for summer. Here’s a delicious combo to celebrate the fall season. (FF)- It can be challenging to eat right any time, but especially during fall and the holidays, when the entire season seems filled with hearty meals, rich dishes and sweet treats. It’s okay to moderately splurge every now and then.  But, in the long run you will greatly benefit... »

Sitting Harms Health and Can Double the Odds for Diabetes

New study finds that sitting for protracted periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death A new study by English researchers at the University of Leicester discovered that sitting for long periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. Interestingly, the increased risk was not affected by levels of moderate-to-vigorous exercise. Researchers said this suggests th... »

the internet, girls, and self-esteem

It’s hard growing up today. The internet can make it that much harder. by Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC             (Special to BHL) – From the age of twelve to at least eighteen years of age, a girl is under constant scrutiny about her body, looks and sex appeal. We have advanced technologically, but we haven’t gotten any less har... »

Waldorf Salad Update

Apples and other fruits and veggies provide a nutrition powerhouse in this classic salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Salad Ingredients: 4 cups thinly sliced apples (about 3 large) 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks) 3/4 cup cashew nuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries (like Craisins®) Arugula, watercress, or frisee salad greens, washed and dried Dressing Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fresh apple cider 1 tablespo... »

Amazing Apples!

the amazing apple – 12 healthy reasons to have one now 12 proven ways apples and apple products positively impact health, from head to toe, and from the inside out: 1. Their Anti-Cancer Effect Apples are rich in antioxidants, especially quercetin, which have been identified to help inhibit cancer onset and cell proliferation. In one study, the more apples per day individuals ate, the less li... »

no evidence that black cohosh relieves menopause symptoms

  An Australian study casts doubt on an herbal treatment used by many. By Glenda Fauntleroy (Special to BHL) – Although many women coping with hot flashes and other distressing symptoms of menopause have turned to black cohosh supplements as a treatment alternative, a new review finds no evidence that the herb is effective. “I was a little surprised of the outcome of the review given th... »

German Chocolate Brownies

Sound Irresistible Enjoy these German-style brownies made using Betty Crocker® Gluten Free brownie mix with coconut-pecan frosting that are perfect for dessert. Prep Time: 15 MinutesTotal Time: 2 HrMakes: 16 Brownies Recipe Details Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free brownie mix 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup pac... »

Know About Mini-Strokes: It Can Save Your Life

By Annette Pinder Did you know the rate of stroke death in WNY is 23 percent higher than the national average, and 70% higher than the entire state of New York? That’s one reason Vernice E. Bates, M.D. and Fran M. Gengo, Pharm.D. at DENT Neurologic Institute want people in Western New York (WNY) to know about transcient ischemic attacks or TIAs. Also referred to as a mini-stroke, when a TIA occurs... »

What Is Shingles?

By Annette Pinder Shingles is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus as chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. Anyone who has experienced shingles knows it isn’t fun. It can also be extremely painful, and many people don’t know what’s happening to them until it’s too late to slow the virus progress. So recognizing the symptoms can help prevent the virus from... »

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