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Bertrand Chaffee launches ‘YourCareCommunity’ health resource

With healthcare continuing to change, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (BCH) is keeping up with technology and introducing a new electronic medical records system for its patients. Called YourCareCommunity, this is a health record and wellness content website. It works as an online portal to help patients and caregivers organize and access personal health information. This upgrade was funded as part of ... Read More »

Keeping in shape at SGI’s Wellness Wonderland

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Photos by Alex Simmons Springville-Griffith Institute’s Wellness Committee last week held Wellness Wonderland, a free wellness event in the middle school open to the community. Attendees could visit informational booths and activities from local presenters, including fitness clubs, dance studios, yoga and Zumba studios, a smoothie station, healthy snack stations, local health care agencies and health education activities. Read More »

Allegany State Park to present ‘Fat Bike Run Ride’ next weekend

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Several Allegany State Park staff members participated in “Global Fat Bike Day” Dec. 9 at Long Point State Park on Chautauqua Lake. The event was sponsored by Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association (WNYMBA) and Loud Performance Products of Bemus Point. Shown (from left) are staff members Autumn Buck, Joe Bottone and Pat Dove.

By Deb Everts Biking enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a new winter activity at Allegany State Park, beginning Jan. 18, as the park’s Environmental Education and Recreation Department hosts the first “Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride.” Riders participating in the free event should meet at the Red House Administration Building at 6 p.m. to check in at ... Read More »

‘Exercise for Cystic Fibrosis’ to support worthy cause Jan. 5

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Bradley Poole, who battles cystic fibrosis every day of his life, is presenting a fundraising benefit, “Exercise for Cystic Fibrosis,” Jan. 5 at Madigan’s.

By Deb Everts Local fitness trainer Bradley Poole invites the public to come out and support a worthy cause at his “Exercise for Cystic Fibrosis” fundraising event in Ellicottville Saturday, Jan. 5, upstairs at Madigan’s. At 4 p.m., Poole will lead attendees in a 30-minute cardio blast workout, which is a total body workout combining cardio, strength and agility movements. ... Read More »

Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home introduces new nursing team

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The Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home (JBR) has announced new additions to its nursing team as of November 2018. Registered nurse Charlene Cole, of Sardinia, has taken on the role of director of nursing. She has worked in intensive care, dialysis care, cardiac care and med-surgical settings. Cole will have responsibilities for managing nursing staff and coordinating resident care. She ... Read More »

Springville Health & Fitness under new ownership

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The circuit area features the Rig that is designed with the purpose of improving all areas of fitness such as cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, coordination, and agility.

  By Deb Everts Under new ownership, Springville Health & Fitness continues to offer health conscious people the same high-quality fitness programs led by knowledgeable instructors. Manager Ashley Hulse said nothing has changed and the facility stayed open the entire time during the change of hands when new owner Tyler Siddle officially took over Nov. 2. “We are super excited ... Read More »

A Healthier 2018 You: Building Muscle and Tone

By Carlee Frank Buff, toned, ripped, shredded… the list could go on for the many names of people with pronounced muscles and little body fat. The appeal of muscular bodies traces back to ancient Greece. Greek sculptures feature six-pack abs and bulging leg muscles, and Greek body armor featured bronze abs and pronounced chest muscles. Greek history scholars Hans Van ... Read More »

Soreness and Fatigue


By Carlee Frank The weather is warming up and the sun is beginning to shine; this means throngs of wintertime hibernators are dusting off their workout clothes to hit the gym, the roads and even indoor pools for some laps. This is exciting news, but there’s one caveat –all of the muscles that laid dormant during the winter are about ... Read More »

A New 2018 You: Weight Loss Plateau

By Carlee Frank We’ve all been there — sweating through every workout, dieting like a champ and watching the pounds drop on the scale, but then it hits: the weight loss plateau. After this point, it seems impossible to lose weight. Your regular workouts and diet plan just aren’t cutting it, right? Well, this week, we’re busting the weight loss ... Read More »

A Healthier 2018 You: Discover Your Body Type


By Carlee Frank The words ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph probably sound completely foreign, and maybe even alien; but they’re actually popular terms in the fitness world. These terms stand for three somatotypes (also known as body types) introduced by American psychologist William Sheldon in the 1940s. Originally, Sheldon stated that individuals of a certain body type all exhibit the same ... Read More »

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