Buffalo Healthy Living

Little red knit hats to be given to hundreds of newborns during February as Catholic Health participates in American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

WHAT: The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Catholic Health, with support from The Children’s Heart Foundation (TCHF), area teaming up for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a national program to raise awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, which affect 1 in 100 babies. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14, the two groups will host an intervie... »

Roswell Park Reports New Path to Overcoming Drug Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

The HER2 protein, which encourages the growth of cancer cells, is present in about 20% of all breast cancers. While HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be very aggressive, today the prognosis is generally very good, thanks to the introduction of HER2 inhibitors such as trastuzumab (brand name Herceptin). However, not all HER2-positive breast cancers respond to existing HER2 inhibitors. A renderin... »

Being in the right place at the right time surrounded by great people–Joe Cozzo is a healthy hero

By Annette Pinder Joe Cozzo’s early years were spent growing up on the East side and in South Buffalo. He received a degree in Psychology, M.S. degrees in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Counseling, and served in the army. Joe initially worked as a therapist at Baker Victory Services and later became the COO. His last 10 years there focused on foreign adoptions, treating reactive attachment ... »

Heart Palpitations: When Should I See a Doctor?

by Annette Pinder Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart’s rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smartphone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that. By being able to assess their hea... »

Kick off American Heart Month by celebrating National Wear Red Day® with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® Movement

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, are asking you to ‘wear red and give’ to support Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day: Friday, February 1, 2019. Why wear red and give? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combin... »

Horticulture, Art and Yoga Programs are Planned at the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens is an inspiring place to learn about art, horticulture, and wellness. A Horticulture Certificate Series, Horticulture VI, will begin February 23, Beginner, Intermediate, and Studio Watercolor classes will be offered in several different sessions beginning February 25 and two sessions of Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Gentle Power Flow, will be offered beginning February 27. David Cla... »

Twelve ways UB researchers made groundbreaking discoveries — and headlines — in 2018

In 2018, University at Buffalo students and faculty reached new scientific heights and pushed the boundaries of innovation, shaping the world for years to come. Their discoveries made headlines in news outlets worldwide, from The New York Times and The Washington Post to The Guardian and CBC Radio. Politics | Predicting election outcomes Democrats made major gains in the House of Representatives i... »

BlueCross BlueShield Partners With WebMD Health Services

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced a new partnership with WebMD Health Services, a subsidiary of the leading on-line health information company, WebMD Health Corp, to support the launch of a newly designed wellness website, MyBlueHealth. MyBlueHealth offers enhanced digital wellness capabilities for the 169 employers in Western New York that utilize the health plan’s suite of... »

American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like lifting a heavy shovel... »

The Ride For Roswell Offering More Start Times for Popular Routes in 2019

Today, The Ride For Roswell, presented by the West Herr Automotive Group, launched registration for this summer’s event, taking place on Saturday, June 22. Online registration is now open, and available at RideForRoswell.org. Funds raised through The Ride benefit innovative cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, including clinical trials and immunotherapy studies, as well as ... »

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