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The Skinny On Sweet and Salty

by Peter Kates Food cravings are rarely for kale or cauliflower. More likely, they’re for something sweet, or salty. Here is what you need to know about these two substances. Sugar: Sugar is a carbohydrate that gives you energy. The healthiest form is in fruits, vegetables, grains, milk and yogurt. These foods also provide vitamins, minerals and more. Sugar from sweetened beverages, desserts and s... »

Free Million Hearts® Health Screenings

Free Million Hearts® Health Screenings Set for ‘Spirit of WNY Health & Wellness Expo’ 1 PM – 4 PM Sat., Oct. 28 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Buffalo, N.Y. – Millennium Collaborative Care, in partnership with Greater Buffalo United Ministries and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, will host a Million Hearts® health screening event as part of the WUFO/Power 96.5 Health & We... »

Training Haitian Rehab Clinicians

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today hosted two Haitian rehabilitation clinicians who have been undergoing intensive rehabilitation therapy training through D’Youville College since October 9, 2017.  The clinicians coordinated training sessions yesterday at School 84 on the ECMC Health Campus and today at ECMC’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Cedieu Fortilu... »

Climate Change Affects All of Us

  Climate Change: Questions, Answers & Solutions (Reprinted in part from The New York Times at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/climate/what-is-climate-change.html Today I realized that I don’t know enough about climate change. Typically, when I read about climate change, it sounds very complex. So when I came across an article in the New York Times by Justin Gillis, I was t... »

Local Facilities Cited for Tobacco Sales to Minors

Niagara County Department of Health Cites Facilities for Tobacco Sales to Minors Since 1999, the Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office have collaborated to conduct tobacco compliance checks throughout Niagara County. The goal of the program is to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among persons less than 18 years of age. Every facility selling tobacco ... »

Family Fall Night Out

Lackawanna Community Invited to Fall Family Night Out at the Hub The Lackawanna Stakeholders Coalition invites you to our Fall Family Night Out event at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Place, Lackawanna on Monday October 23rd, 2017 from 4-7pm. Our second event, themed “Family Night Out,” will include family friendly activities from 4-7pm. Join us for cooking demonstrations complete with samples an... »

Her Story, Her Sanctuary – About the Cover Models

by Annette Pinder Susan Morreale was just 41 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer – an event that transformed her physically and spiritually. “I never really understood what it meant to embrace life, love it, and own it. Life truly began for me at 41,” says Sue. Having worked as a nurse, Sue understood the mental and physical toll that chemotherapy and radiation would take. She prepared by ch... »

Redefining Aging with Longevity Planning

by Laurie Menzies, Esq. If the World Health Organization is correct, many of us will experience a “longevity bonus” of 20–30 years. That is, we will live a lot longer than we thought. So I am looking forward to, and planning for, those extra years, hoping that I can experience some of the best days of my life. If it’s a fact that we should feel wiser and more liberated as we age, why do so m... »

Help Your Child Eat Healthy At School

Courtesy of Independent Health’s Health Promotion and Wellness Department At the beginning of each school year many parents struggle with deciding whether to have their child bring a bagged lunch from home or buy lunch from the school cafeteria. Whenever possible, we encourage parents to pack their kids’ lunches so they know what their children are eating. The most nutritious lunches include foods... »

Eliminating Dental Health Disparities at Erie County Medical Center

By Annette Pinder Most of us know that if we don’t take care of our teeth we can get cavities, but there are many more reasons to get serious about our dental hygeine. Poor dental health has been implicated in multiple medical complications such as heart disease and respiratory infections. This particularly affects our most vulnerable populations, including those with special needs or intellectual... »

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