Eating Walnuts Daily Lowered Bad Cholesterol and May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Report from the American Heart and Stroke Association Eating about ½ cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as “bad cholesterol,” and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults,

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

By OnceUponAChef.com Ingredients 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off with a knife 1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (ok to substitute natural cocoa powder) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2

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Childhood Obesity Risk Factors

Parents want their children to be as healthy as possible, but many youngsters are at serious risk for poor health because of their weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese, which poses

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Birth Control and Blood Clots: Advice for Women Heading to College

Birth control pills are the number one contraceptive choice among millions of women of child- bearing age in the United States. While experts stress the safety and effectiveness of the pill, they also caution that birth control with estrogen can increase a woman’s risk for potentially deadly

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Advice from a Prostate Cancer Survivor: MANUP and Put Aside Your Fears!

Courtesy of Roswell Park Cancer Talk Blog Richard Satterwhite encourages men to join him in an important club — Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MANUP Buffalo). Now a Patient Engagement Specialist at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell), Satterwhite considers himself lucky to

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Addressing Disparities in Maternal Health in Niagara Falls

By Annette Pinder According to the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), “Black women in the U.S. experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. The organization stated in a report that, “Both societal and health system

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4D Imaging for Stroke Patients at BGMG/GVI is also the First in the United States!

Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute (BMG/GVI) is excited about the Alphenix 4D CT hybrid 4-dimensional angiography and computer tomography (CT) imaging (Alphenix). They are also proud to be the first and only hospital in the U.S. to embed it in the emergency department to

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Spectrum Health Marks International Overdose Awareness Day

The statistics are startling. Here in Erie County, there was a 57% increase in confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020. Nationally there was a 30% increase. The trajectory for 2021 is not any better: as of July 14, there were 85 confirmed opioid-related deaths and

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