April is filled with many health issues to celebrate. When we can’t cover them all in print, we invite you to check out the hundreds of articles on our website where we address nearly every topic, from alcohol awareness, to Medicaid, cancer, immunization, child health, and so much more. Simply visit www.buffalohealthyliving.com, and use the search tool to find something you’re curious about, including some great recipes.

This month, we are proud to announce Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s new monthly television series on Your Hometown Health Connection. Addressing a variety of topics, we welcome the series’ co-host, Ellen Grant, PhD, LCSW-R, Roswell Park’s Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Education. The first show airing April 19 at 8 pm and April 22 at noon, A Conversation with Dr. Candace Johnson,” features Roswell Park’s President and CEO, who will share an inside view of Roswell Park’s most recent efforts in patient care and cancer research.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and our cover features Mickey Rowe, actor, director, consultant, and public speaker. Mickey was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone, the lead role in Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I reached out to Mickey after reading his book, Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor’s Journey to Broadway’s Biggest Stage. His book is one of the most inspiring I’ve ever read, reinforcing my knowledge that we can reach and even surpass our goals, even when faced with tremendous adversity. Read Mickey’s story on page 25, and watch him April 26 or 29 on WBBZ meTV, Channels 5 or 67. Mickey will also be accompanied Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, a Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech Language Therapist. And yes, Amy is my daughter, and I’m a proud mom!

Enjoy this month’s holidays as you enjoy this issue brimming with information.