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Get Moving! Six Ways to Add Steps to Your Day

Get Moving! Six Ways to Add Steps to Your Day

(ProActive Sports Rehab offers a weekly column promoting health, fitness and physical therapy. Please be sure to check back each week for a new topic!)

If you spend a large portion of your day sitting, you're not alone. Inactivity is one of the key factors contributing to the nation's high rate of obesity and its related health effects. Research shows 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or more hours a day sitting, and 20 to 35 percent spend four or more hours a day watching TV.

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Replacing Your Home's Windows is Not Always Cut and Dry

Replacing Your Home's Windows is Not Always Cut and Dry

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your home and make it more energy efficient in the process, you may want to start with your windows. But before you sign on the dotted line with a contractor, there are a few things to consider to ensure that you’re making a wise investment.

First, be aware that window quality and installation techniques differ from contractor to contractor. For example, it will pay to know the difference between dual pane, triple pane, argon gas and Low-E glass. What is going to be the best combination for your specific situation?

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 18th Season on Saturday, May 7

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 18th Season on Saturday, May 7

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers, community group informational tables, three KidBiz appearances and two Wellness Lanes will highlight a fun-filled 2016 season at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 26. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

The market will once again start the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue for the first four to six weeks before moving across the street to its usual location on the west side of Elmwood Avenue. This has become an annual practice for the purpose of grass recovery.

2016 BUFFALO NIAGARA TOUR DE CURE® ANNOUNCES HONORARY CHAIR

2016 BUFFALO NIAGARA TOUR DE CURE® ANNOUNCES HONORARY CHAIR

Today the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced its honorary chairman of the 2016 Tour de Cure® – Michael W. Cropp, M.D., president and CEO of Independent Health.

“Independent Health is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Tour de Cure for the eighth consecutive year – as well as for the Tour’s 25th anniversary,” said Dr. Cropp. “For 25 years, the American Diabetes Association has raised awareness about diabetes through this family-friendly, community cycling event. The funds raised contribute to research and programs that help the 140,000 children and adults in Western New York who suffer from diabetes. We encourage Western New Yorkers to do their part by riding or volunteering as part of this year’s event.”

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“Picture Yourself on the BNMC, Powered by AT&T” Attracts Hundreds of Students and their Families

“Picture Yourself on the BNMC, Powered by AT&T” Attracts Hundreds of Students and their Families

Nearly 600 middle and high school students and their parents took part in the second annual  “Picture Yourself on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Powered by AT&T” event today in order to get a behind-the-scenes look at the variety of work that takes place there every day including medical, manufacturing, research and entrepreneurial organizations. The half-day event was designed to introduce future STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, internships and volunteer opportunities to area students in grades seven through twelve and to demonstrate the importance of STEM education and the field’s significant  impact on the region’s resurgence.  Participation in the event exceeded the goal of 500 and increased by about 150 people compared to last year.

DNA & Paternity, A Child's Perspective With Live Interview

 DNA & Paternity, A Child's Perspective With Live Interview

 

DNA Testing can determine if an adult is the biological parent of a child.

 

The non-invasive procedure involves collecting and examining the DNA [your body contains as many as 100 trillion cells containing DNA or Deoxyribonucleic Acid] of a small sample of bodily fluid or tissue from a child and potential parent. DNA testing can prove biological grandparents, maternity, and siblings.

 

There are various terms associated with DNA Testing such as Paternity Testing, Relationship Testing, DNA Profiling, and Genetic Fingerprinting.

 

2016 Tour de Cure Announces Corporate Sponsorship Lineup

 2016 Tour de Cure Announces Corporate Sponsorship Lineup

Today the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced its slate of corporate sponsors for the 2016 Tour de Cure®. The popular cycling event and fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, beginning at Old Falls Street, in Niagara Falls, New York.

“We are grateful for the support of Seneca Resorts & Casinos and Independent Health as our title and presenting sponsors,” said Alexandra Murello, director, American Diabetes Association Buffalo Office. “It is because of our local, corporate support and participation that 25 years of the Tour de Cure in Western New York has been made possible.”