New Awareness Campaign Aims to Reduce Health Disparities Impacting the Hispanic Community in Buffalo-Niagara

The health, job safety and financial impact of COVID-19 has hit Hispanic Americans hard. In fact, Hispanic peoples are almost 2.5 times as likely to have died from COVID-19 than white/ non-Hispanic people, when age is taken into account. This disproportionate impact of the pandemic is shedding

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Physical Activity even More Critical as Students Return to the Classroom

 The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, the National Football League (NFL) and the Buffalo Bills are doubling down on kids physically active through NFL PLAY 60 as students return to the classroom following remote, distant and hybrid learning due to

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Eating Walnuts Daily Lowered Bad Cholesterol and May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Report from the American Heart and Stroke Association Eating about ½ cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as “bad cholesterol,” and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults,

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Transforming Medicine Through Innovation

By Annette Pinder Adnan Siddiqui is a neurosurgeon, UB Medical School Professor, Director of UB’s Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center (CSVRC), Vice-Chairman of UB Neurosurgery (UBNS), Director of Neurosurgical Stroke Service at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), and CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the

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Find your fierce with 5 tips to move more on National Walking Day

Get moving for National Walking Day on April 7th! One in four U.S. adults are sitting for longer than eight hours each day, and this lack of activity is bad for mental and physical health. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart

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NFL PLAY 60’s exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Today, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily

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Eating Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer!

Eating Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer! consider including it in your 2021 diet Courtesy of the American Heart Association   Individuals who consume chili pepper may live longer and have a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to preliminary research presented

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Goodbye 2020! Step into 2021 with a healthy New Year’s resolution

We’re all ready to bid farewell to 2020, but are you ready for 2021? Start the year on a path to good health with a New Year’s resolution you can stick to. Vague, non-specific New Year’s resolutions are likely to fail. If you want to get healthy,

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Check It! Challenge could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke

A new program is giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer.   The American Heart Association is now recruiting participants for the Check It! Challenge. The challenge is a community-wide program encouraging people to check, change, and control their blood pressure.  

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