Fitness in the Parks Returns

Free yoga, Pilates, Zumba®, kickboxing and other fitness classes presented by Independent Health and the YMCA return to 18 outdoor locations throughout Western New York and online as Fitness in the Parks starts its 10th summer season on June 1. In all, more than 500 classes will

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Every ‘variant of concern’ has now been detected in Erie County

UB scientists doing genomic sequencing on coronavirus say every variant has been detected. Locally and nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases is plummeting and the predominant message seems to be that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us. Yet while vaccinated individuals are enjoying returning

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Get Fit with These Outdoor Fitness Resources!

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do/Great Ideas! Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board

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One Life. Just One. Run Toward Your Dreams. About the Cover: Howard Cadmus

By Annette Pinder A lot of people know Howard Cadmus, not because he’s famous, but because he stands out — at least he does to me. I’ve known Howard for several years, follow him on Facebook, enjoy his thoughtful posts, and melt at the love he expresses

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The Healing Hub: Helping the Community One Person at a Time

By Shannon Traphagen This year as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our lives, individuals throughout our community experienced the need for help and healing. One Western New Yorker who has helped many of these people is Kelly Whitfield, founder of the Healing Hub of Western New

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Recommended Men’s Health Screenings

Men need to be proactive in regard to monitoring their overall health. This includes seeing their doctors for regular wellness visits and keeping up with recommended screenings to catch and/or prevent illnesses. While men and women can experience the same conditions, health experts recommend specific tests and

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Get Out and Move! Summer Brings Renewed Hope

By Shannon Traphagen Warmer weather and sunshine are finally here, along with renewed hope as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has loosened its guidance for those who are fully vaccinated. As for Western New York, Erie County is winning the race, with more than 61

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Catholic Health Launches Specialty Pharmacy Services

Furthering its mission to deliver high quality, compassionate, and affordable care to Western New York, Catholic Health announced today the launch of a new business line focused on offering comprehensive personalized, specialty pharmacy services across its network of physician practices and clinics. A key part of Catholic

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Nurses Play a Crucial Role to Help Tobacco Users Improve Their Health

In today’s world of healthcare, a nurse is often the first professional patients see during routine care visits. For tobacco users needing treatment to overcome nicotine addiction, nurses play a vital role in facilitating successful outcomes. During this year’s National Nurses Week, the New York State Smokers’

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