Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine

Do you understand the ingredients in your natural nutritional supplements?

National Public Health Week is April 3-9 (http://www.nphw.org/). With Public Health Week just around the corner, it might be time to think about what’s in those natural nutritional supplements you are taking? If you are asking these questions—good for you! If you’re not, you should be. When we see terms like: serenoa repens, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and methylsulfonylmethane. They all ... »

Meals Made Easy

By Shannon Traphagen You’ve heard of Blue Apron and Hello Fresh–food delivery services that offer prepared ingredients and meal ideas right to your door. Meal prep services have grown in size and quality over the last five years. According to the Restaurant Association, 60% of Americans use a meal delivery service to their home or office. And why not, meal prep services offer a conveni... »

HOPE Buffalo

by Stan Martin November marks the beginning of a season of celebration and, in that spirit, it is with great pride that we celebrate the launch of HOPE Buffalo – and a pledge to embrace teen health. Teen pregnancy rates among Buffalo youth are much higher than those in the rest of New York State. HOPE Buffalo, which stands for Health, Opportunity, Prevention, and Education, seeks to change these t... »

A Game Changer for Prostate Cancer Screening

By Raja S. Cheruvu, M.D. Other than lung cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates 180,890 new cases and 26,120 deaths from prostate cancer each year. Fortunately, screening and early detection of prostate cancer is saving lives. Today, more than 2.9 million men say that they are prostate cancer survivors. The first step in the screeni... »

A Healthy Place to Work is a Great Place to Work

By Shannon Traphagen With over 4,000 employees, workplace wellness at Seneca Resort and Casino isn’t just a New Year’s resolution, it’s a lifestyle—a lifestyle more corporations across the nation are taking seriously. In 2015, Seneca Gaming Corporation was ranked 17th in the country as one of the healthiest employers. “The company puts tremendous value on its employees. This corporation is a 365 d... »

What’s in Your Garden?

By Shannon Traphagen Flower gardens can turn an ordinary area into a cornucopia of color or create a border that pops. Whether you choose an easy to manage perennial or a particularly stubborn annual, growing flowers is a rewarding addition to any yard or landscape. However, our WNY region has had quite the deficit of rain this season–so what does that mean for your garden? “The season... »

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... »

Drugmakers Must Stop Their Pricing Games

  By Art Wingerter Drug spending in the U.S. approached $300 billion in 2014, up by more than $30 billion over the previous year. That jump in spending didn’t go unnoticed. Seventy-seven percent of respondents to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll said that the high cost of prescription drugs is their top health care priority. Here’s an example of what’s fueling public concern. Daraprim i... »

Can beer boost brain power?

A chemical component in beer hops has been shown to improve brain function in lab mice. It may one day help with age-relative cognitive decline. There is newfound reason to indulge in a pint or two of your favorite beer, and it’s not just to catch up and share a few laughs with friends. New research has shown that a chemical compound in beer may be able to improve cognitive function. The beverage ... »

Amazing Local Research Discoveries Making World Headlines

by Annette Pinder If anyone has any doubt about research and discoveries taking place in Buffalo at UB, and through our ever-expanding biomedical corridor, consider what we have learned in the past year. The family housing Ebola is much older than we originally thought, according to a UB research team that traced its roots back millions of years to the time when great apes arose. Research in seque... »

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