Connecting Our Community COVID-19 Services/Announcements

As we receive messages from various health and service providers, we are sharing them with you! The American Heart Association is doing everything possible in Western New York to protect the people and communities we serve. You may wish to bookmark our online Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources, which will be updated

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$2.5 million now available for heart and brain focused scientific research of COVID-19

The American Heart Association issues an unprecedented rapid response call for cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research proposals to address the growing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic As part of its global response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and

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Full Recovery After a Heart Procedure

By Connor Knapp Each year, over one million Americans will have a heart event, and more than 30 percent will have a second and potentially fatal one. However, there is hope. Cardiac rehabilitation reduces the risk of a future cardiac event by stabilizing, slowing, or even reversing

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The Importance of Workplace Wellness–Attend the Summit this March!

By Shannon Traphagen The American Heart Association understands the need for workplace wellness. Together with Lawley and Independent Health, the 4th Annual Buffalo Niagara Corporate Wellness Summit will be held Thursday, March 12th at Hotel Henry. Did you know that between 70 to 90 percent of health

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National Wear Red Day® brings awareness to women’s No. 1 health threat

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, together with its signature movement, Go Red for Women®, encourages you to ‘wear red and give’ tomorrow, February 7th on National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease:

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Newborns to receive teddy bears with little red knit hats

Catholic Health and the American Heart Association empower families to live heart-healthy while raising awareness of congenital heart defect. The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Catholic Health are teaming up to raise awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, the No. 1 birth defect.

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Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes

Governor Cuomo is calling for an end to the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin

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American Stroke Association offers tips to improve wellness and prevent stroke

Did you know that approximately 3,300 of Erie County residents will be hospitalized for cerebrovascular disease this year, which includes strokes? Today is World Stroke Day and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted

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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

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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,

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