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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Handbags for Heart Auction December 6th

Join the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease at the Buffalo Niagara Go Red for Women® Handbags for Heart ‘Purse-onality’ auction including such accessories designers as Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Vera Bradley and Coach. The event draws over 100 guests including Shari

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New Primary Care Physicians at Niagara Falls Memorial

Several new physicians have joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and are now accepting new patients. Sandra D. Yale, D.O., F.A.A.P., has joined Memorial’s Grand Island Family Practice Center. An experienced family medicine practitioner, Dr. Yale most recently served as medical director of

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John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Presents Technology for Autism Patients

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game

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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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Mercy Hospital Honors EMS “Superheroes” at Awards Dinner

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo recently honored 26 local emergency medical services (EMS) providers, many of them who volunteer as paramedics in their communities, at its 1st Annual EMS Awards Dinner. Over 100 people gathered for the event to recognize these first responders and “superheroes” for the life-saving

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Congressman Higgins Announces Over $6.9 Million for WNY Health Care Centers

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding totaling $6,939,646 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York. The Community Health Center of Buffalo and Neighborhood Health Center will each receive over $3 million through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toward services provided at

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