Buffalo Healthy Living

Village Pediatrics & Rheumatology

Village Pediatrics and Rheumatology is proud to celebrate twenty years of serving families in the Town of Hamburg and surrounding communities. Dr. Joan Calkins and her staff have maintained a record of excellence through quality patient care and continue to be recognized as a top rated provider in Western New York. “At Village Pediatrics & Rheumatology, our team works together to deliver excel... »

Healthy Happenings Overview

Healthy Happenings September September 3, Chicken Wing Festival and 5K run, 8:30am, includes $5.00 ticket to Chicken Wing Festival, free parking, free t-shirt, and admission to festival, www.buffalowing.com. September 8-10, Lewiston Peach Festival and 5K run, rides, games, fireworks, parade, and more. Free shuttle to on Center Street, www.lewistonpeachfestival.com.  September 9, Music Is Art Festi... »

Ribbon Cutting to Commemorate Neighborhood Health Centers Newest Site in Blasdell NY

Western New York community leaders in health, local elected officials and surrounding community members joined Neighborhood Health Center staff, board members, patients and stakeholders for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the new 38,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art medical facility in Blasdell. The new medical center will significantly expand quality health services to the re... »

Building a Healthy Buffalo: A Community Panel and Open Dialogue

Save the Date! Saturday August 19, 9-11 AM at Hotel Henry New York State’s highest rate of cardiovascular disease is found in Erie County, and three out of five of the county’s residents will develop a chronic illness, such as diabetes or cancer, in their lifetime. While these numbers are discouraging, it is possible to move toward the goal of a healthier region by supporting walkable ... »

Lazy Days of Summer

Most of us can’t wait for summer to arrive, freeing ourselves from cumbersome clothing, and delighting in longer days filled with all that the season has to offer. So why does summer sometimes make us feel lethargic? What accounts for those lazy days of summer? According to Quartz Media, the answer simple, and scientifically-based: hot weather slows our bodies down. The hotter it is outside, the m... »

Staying Forever Young

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts recently delivered the commencement address at his son’s ninth-grade graduation. And he surprised students with his message, saying, “I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty.” Justice Roberts also recited th... »

afternoon respite programs

For parents, guardians and caregivers of young people with developmental disabilities, it’s not always possible to work full days or complete errands when a loved one’s needs take priority. Located in safe, community settings, People Inc.’s Afternoon Respite Programs are a bridge between school/day programs and home. The programs provide well-rounded experiences to nurture the skills of those with... »

Treating Adult Congenital Heart Defects

by Annette Pinder Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. They can involve the interior walls of the heart, the valves inside the heart, and the arteries and veins that carry blood to the heart or the body. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, affecting eight of e... »

Couples that Play Together Stay Together

by Shannon Traphagen Life gets busy, and when it does, demands pile up, work hours increase, and family schedules and obligations take a toll. This is often when time for fun gets pushed aside, causing a strain in our relationships. However, according to the American Psychological Association, by engaging in fun, novel activities, partners grow closer to one another, experience more positive emoti... »

An Integrative Approach to Obesity

By Jennifer Jennings DNP, MS Our long-awaited summer has arrived, along with friend and family gatherings, replete with a smorgasbord of foods, tempting us to indulge and overindulge. While most of us are anxious to enjoy all that the season has to offer, there is probably no better time to choose a more mindful approach to eating due to the physical and economic costs of obesity. According to the... »

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