Southtowns Animal Clinic Strives to Feed Hungry Animals

By Shannon Traphagen Southtowns Animal Hospital in West Seneca, NY, is helping pet owners in need feed their pets. The Animal Food Bank of WNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to supplying food for animals in need. For many, when economic times get tough or a loss

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Meals Made Easy

By Shannon Traphagen You’ve heard of Blue Apron and Hello Fresh–food delivery services that offer prepared ingredients and meal ideas right to your door. Meal prep services have grown in size and quality over the last five years. According to the Restaurant Association, 60% of Americans use

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There’s an app for that–Getting healthy in the New Year

By Shannon Traphagen “Mindfulness comes in many forms, but it never has to be all or nothing.” This is the mantra of Allison Hagendorf, partner of the Time to Tone mobile health app which recently launched in November. A national television personality, certified health coach and behavior

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A Small School with Big Opportunities!

By Shannon Traphagen When looking at schools, you may consider big colleges and universities across the region or nationally. Perhaps you’ve seen their division sports teams or have learned about them from others. It can be hard to consider other options when these bigger schools get so

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A Healthy Place to Work is a Great Place to Work

By Shannon Traphagen With over 4,000 employees, workplace wellness at Seneca Resort and Casino isn’t just a New Year’s resolution, it’s a lifestyle—a lifestyle more corporations across the nation are taking seriously. In 2015, Seneca Gaming Corporation was ranked 17th in the country as one of the

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Swim Therapy for Canines!

By Shannon Traphagen Swimming provides a great workout. It requires that you move your whole body against the resistance of the water, and keeps your heart rate up while taking impact stress off your body. According to researchers at Bucknell University and the USA Swimming Association, swimming

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An Education on Beef!

By Shannon Traphagen As someone who does not eat a lot of red meat, I gained an extensive education about the health benefits of red meat–particularly beef. The Rochester and Western NY Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) had its annual end of the

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What is Irlen Syndrome?

Area professionals are helping those with symptoms by Shannon Traphagen Irlen syndrome (IS) was identified in 1980 by American psychologist Helen Irlen, who theorized that some people experience visual problems because of how the brain interprets information. People with IS perceive reading material and their environment differently,

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