Ellicott Center Recognized for Prioritizing Blood Pressure Control

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association Recognize Ellicott Center for Prioritizing Blood Pressure Control [BUFFALO, NY – November 30, 2020] — Ellicott Center, the 160-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility on Seventh Street,  has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA)

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Structural Racism Causes Poor Health, Premature Death from Heart Disease and Stroke

Structural Racism Causes Poor Health, Premature Death from Heart Disease and Stroke American Heart Association Presidential Advisory   Advisory Highlights: The American Heart Association has declared structural racism a cause of poor health and premature death from heart disease and stroke, in a new Presidential Advisory. The

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4 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Eating smart is good for your heart — especially in the hectic holiday season. During Eat Smart Month in November, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, will provide 30 days of holiday hacks to inspire simple

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Western New York organizations achieve recognition for workplace health

The American Heart Association’s scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates and recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health. In Western New York, nine organizations received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and invest in the health of their workforce as part of the

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Healthy Sleep Habits Lower Heart Failure Risk

DALLAS, November 16, 2020 — Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Healthy sleep patterns are rising in the

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American Heart Association awards grant to Medina Central School District

Medina, A Western New York school, is among the recipients of a nationwide grant from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge has awarded $3,500 to Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina for a socially distant fitness trail. Awarded to schools across the

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Nearly 60% of American Children Lack Healthy Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Nearly 60% of American children do not have healthy cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), a key measure of physical fitness and overall health, according to “Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth – An Important Marker of Health,” a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

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A Community Conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Health

WHO:             The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in conjunction with M & T Bank host “A Community Conversation about COVID-19  and Heart Disease” Panelists included Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, Cardiologist and Director of Gates Vascular Institute/BGMC; Reverend Kinzer M. Pointer, Pastor-Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Co-Convener, African American

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