American Heart Association


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... »

National Wear RED Day is Friday!

February 2, 2018 Event Raises Awareness of Heart Disease in Women ERIE COUNTY, NY— Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States—taking more lives than all types of cancer combined. Heart disease causes 1 in 3 deaths each year or approximately one woman every minute! Heart disease does not affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women are NOT the same in men. The Americ... »

Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific ... »

National Cycling Day is May 15!

As a part of American Stroke Month and National Bike Month, we are gearing up to celebrate NATIONAL CYCLING DAY on MAY 15! Cycling is great for your health. But when you join the CycleNation movement, you aren’t just doing it for yourself—you’re impacting future research, prevention and treatment for the entire nation. CycleNation™ is a movement to empower the nation to use cycling to help America... »

World Stroke Day is October 29

People who don’t go to the hospital via EMS reduce the odds of getting the best treatment for stroke, according to a recent American Heart Association/American Stroke Association ‘Get With The Guidelines-Stroke’ data. For World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in Buffalo & Erie County will join others across the nation and the world ... »

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... »

Walsh Duffield is Heart Healthy

Walsh Duffield Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite – Taking steps to decrease healthcare expenses, increase productivity. (BUFFALO, 2/18/16) – Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc. has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are i... »

Advocates Celebrate Final Step in 15-Year CPR in Schools Bill Effort

Local supporters and advocates reflect on what the law means Buffalo, NY – With a standing room only crowd of American Heart Association volunteer advocates in attendance, the New York State Board of Regents on Thursday approved a regulation requiring Hands-Only CPR training in high school, making New York the 26th state to do so. More than 1.5 million students will be trained each year in the 26 ... »

American Heart Association names Fit-Friendly Worksites in Buffalo

More than 17 companies with 15,000 local employees benefit from healthy work program Buffalo, NY — The American Heart Association is recognizing ten local organizations as Fit-Friendly Worksites. Fit-Friendly Worksites promote physical activity and health in the workplace. Through the Fit-Friendly Worksite designation, the American Heart Association works locally with area employers on their welln... »