American Heart Association

Stroke can Happen to Anyone–know the facts and get the resources from the American Heart and Stroke Association

In light of actor, Luke Perry’s death, due to a massive stroke, the American Heart Association sends our condolences to his family, friends, and fans. The American Heart Association would like to remind you about information and resources that can help when it comes to dealing with stroke. Stroke Types: Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (called an isc... »

Little red knit hats to be given to hundreds of newborns during February as Catholic Health participates in American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

WHAT: The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Catholic Health, with support from The Children’s Heart Foundation (TCHF), area teaming up for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a national program to raise awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, which affect 1 in 100 babies. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14, the two groups will host an intervie... »

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... »

Tobacco Legislation

American Heart Association Praises Governor Cuomo’s support of tobacco legislation The American Heart Association praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement today that the 2019 proposed Executive Budget will include measures to raise the minimum legal sales age of tobacco products to 21; proposes banning tobacco sales in pharmacies; and proposes banning flavored e-cigarettes. “We have been pushing f... »

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans Food Markets announced the first Teaching Garden

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans kicked-off the sponsorship of the first American Heart Association Teaching Garden in Niagara Falls at Cataract Elementary School, 6431 Girard Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, today, May 29th from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. The Pre-K assembly began at 9:15 a.m. and Grades 3-6 assembled at 10:00 a.m. After the assembly’s representatives from each cla... »

FASHION OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS USA TO HOST FREE WINTER WELLNESS WALK AND HEALTH FAIR

Event taking place this Saturday, March 3, benefits the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association- WHAT:         Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA will host One Heart, One Mile, a free, indoor winter wellness walk and health fair benefitting the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (AHA). Walkers will follow a one-mile path around the mall, which kicks off near Saks OFF 5th. Immediately... »

Little red hats to be given to hundreds of newborns

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and Catholic Health are teaming up for Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14. The two groups will host a press conference and photo opportunity on February 13th from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main Street in Buffalo, to highlight “Little Hats, Big Hearts,” a national pro... »

An Education on Beef!

By Shannon Traphagen As someone who does not eat a lot of red meat, I gained an extensive education about the health benefits of red meat–particularly beef. The Rochester and Western NY Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) had its annual end of the year meeting. This year we decided to have a retreat, taking us out to Medina NY to SK Herefords Farm, owned by David Schub... »