Health

Prepared Meals Delivered to You

  Prepared Meals Delivered to You – Bings-on-the-Go Face it, many of us lead extremely busy lives, and are on the go all the time. Whether a professional getting home during rush hour, a mom with kids on the go, single or married, elderly and avoid driving, or squished in between caring for aging parents, it’s often difficult to get a healthy and appealing meal on the table. More and mo... »

Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccination!

ERIE COUNTY, NY— No, it’s not too late. In addition to holidays and sweater weather, winter brings with it the flu season. This year, experts are warning that flu season may be particularly severe. The Western New York flu incidence remains low, but is expected to rise in the winter months when it is traditionally highest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommends a yearly ... »

UroLift® – A New Treatment Option for Enlarged Prostate

By Annette Pinder Nearly four out of five men in their 60s are living with BPH, otherwise known as an enlarged prostate. Although BPH is benign and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life. According to local urologists, Drs. John Griswold and Michael Hanzly, “As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing many bothersome urinary symptoms... »

Stress Less this Holiday Season

STRESS LESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Tips from BlueCross BlueShield Health and Wellness Experts Provide Simple Tips to Stay Healthy and Energized Buffalo, NY- The holiday season is officially upon us. Most people feel a sense of joy and anticipation towards the approaching holidays. But if the holiday hustle and bustle brings you added stress—you’re not alone. A staggering 62% of individuals experience... »

Vaccines Essential for Public Health

 Immunizations Halt Spread of Deadly Infectious Diseases ERIE COUNTY, NY— Vaccination is one of the most important foundations of public. For those individuals most vulnerable to illness and complications–infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems—it may truly be a matter of life and death. “There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind tha... »

High Blood Pressure Redefined for the First Time in 14 Years

High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade. The guidelines are being published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for detection, prevention, management an... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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