Health

Could you have TMJ?

by Jeffrey I. Goldberg DDS PLLC TMJ is typically used to describe pain or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, where the lower jaw connects to the skull directly in front of the ear and affects twice as many women as men. TMJ disorders can include a range of problems affecting that area, and you may hear people use TMJ to describe headaches, dental problems, as well as neck pain. It is help... »

Laughter Yoga!

by Shannon Traphagen Laughter Yoga is a new take on an ancient form of exercise. First emerging in 1997 in India by physician Dr. Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga combines yogic breathing techniques with unconditional laughter and creative exercise. Practitioners do not have to master any of the traditional yoga postures. They simply need to laugh — it’s that easy! According to Psychology Today, resea... »

Heart Palpitations: When Should I See a Doctor?

by Annette Pinder Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart’s rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smartphone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that. By being able to assess their hea... »

Don’t miss a beat regarding women’s heart health

Heart disease might be seen as something that predominantly affects men, but women are not immune to this potentially deadly condition. In fact, doctors and health care professionals advise women to take serious heed of heart disease, which claims more female lives than breast cancer, other cancers, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s disease combined. The American Heart Association indicates tha... »

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Heart-Healthy Tips to Follow All Year Long

Heart-Healthy Tips to Follow All Year Long »

Is a Laugh a Day the Key to a Healthy Heart?

February is heart health month, and when it comes to your heart, here’s why laughter really may be the best medicine. It may sound like a barrel of monkeys, but research suggests that a good laugh may just be the punch line for good health. THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR FUNNY BONE  When you laugh, your brain activates a series of neurons called a reward pathway. The reward pathways triggered by humor ca... »

Healthy Eating Tips for the Big Game

Eating Tips: The Big Game BlueCross BlueShield Encourages Western New Yorkers to Stick to a Healthy Game Plan Buffalo, N.Y.– In the days leading to the big game, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New Yorkis providing simple tips to help Western New Yorkers maintain a healthy, balanced diet. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans eat more food during the big game than a... »

Mobile Food Pantry

Joining forces for wellness The Mobile Food Pantry and Heart Smart for Life   By Annette Pinder Mercy Hospital, Food Bank of WNY, and Catholic Charities have joined forces on a new “Mobile” Food Pantry at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) located at 397 Louisiana Streetin Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The free service delivers thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to nearly 500 a... »

Igniting Action: Eliminating Health Care Disparities

By Peter J. Ciotta Did you know that African Americans who live in five ZIP codes on Buffalo’s East Side (14204, 14206, 14211, 14212, and 14215) experience many of the worst health outcomes in Erie County? They are more likely to have serious chronic and often preventable diseases, and also more likely to die 12 years earlier than Caucasians who live outside of these areas. These findings were fir... »

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