There are many reasons to get in shape. Weight loss is a prime motivator, as is reversing a negative health effect, such as high cholesterol or increased diabetes risk. Routine exercise also can improve life expectancy.

Alzheimer’s disease is an insidious illness that slowly robs individuals of their memories, personalities and relationships. The Mayo Clinic says Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurological disorder that causes brain atrophy and cell death, which contributes to continuous decline in thinking, …

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, people with a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to develop the disease than those who do not have a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s. In addition, those who have more than one first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s are …

It’s apple season! The apple harvest is a wonderful marker of the changing seasons. The air becomes cool and crisp, the leaves begin to change color and fall to the ground, and this delightful red fruit helps us transition from the light salads of summer to the heartier soups and roasts of autumn.

MEDINA — The Medina Mustang Marching Band traveled to Webster this past Saturday for their fourth competition this season.

ELBA — The Elba United Methodist Church will offer a ham and scalloped potatoes dinner Saturday at the church on Chapel Street.

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BUFFALO — The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood and platelet shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years.

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BUFFALO — Girl Scouts across Western New York are putting their entrepreneurial, e-commerce, and cyber-safety skills to work as they use an online digital platform to engage friends, family, and the general public to order candies, nuts, and magazines.

GENESEO – Afghan refugees will soon be getting some help from volunteers and parishioners at the St. Timothy Lutheran Church at 5015 Lakeville Rd, Geneseo.

“Backward Glances” features pictures of years past in the four-county GLOW region of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

Fall is here and there is much beauty on our doorstep. My wife and I just returned from a few days in the Adirondacks where we attended a wedding in Lake Placid and visited our daughter who was in the wedding and lives in Saranac Lake.

Happy Halloween month everyone! I know this month is full of tricks or treats but still remember to balance out all of those treats with some dairy products. Wash down all your chocolate with a nice cold glass of milk.

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BATAVIA — Coming to Batavia Downs Thursday for the first time to perform is Niagara Falls native Martha McWilson.

BATAVIA – Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post 332, 8960 Alexander Rd., will sponsor a multi-organization recruitment drive at its Post home from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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(TNS) – Vaccinations against COVID-19 have likely prevented the hospitalizations and deaths of tens of thousands of older and more vulnerable American residents in the last five months, according to a new study from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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(TNS)– Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that it has requested an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, which would protect more than 28 million people in the U.S.