Local Hospital and Institute Recognized Nationally for High Quality Stroke Care

Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) has once again been nationally recognized for high quality stroke care by the American Heart Association (AHA). The Kaleida Health facility received the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment to

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A Community Conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Health

WHO:             The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in conjunction with M & T Bank host “A Community Conversation about COVID-19  and Heart Disease” Panelists included Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, Cardiologist and Director of Gates Vascular Institute/BGMC; Reverend Kinzer M. Pointer, Pastor-Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Co-Convener, African American

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Nutrition & Heart Health in a COVID World with Buffalo Healthy Living

The American Heart Association, Sterling Heart Care & Foodnerd talk Nutrition & Heart Health in a COVID world with Buffalo Health Living   WHO:          Shannon Traphagen, Associate Publisher for Buffalo Healthy Living and author of Finding Morgan hosts Dr. Chad Teeters, Volunteer for the American Heart Association, Executive Medical Director of Accountable

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Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes

Governor Cuomo is calling for an end to the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin

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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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National Hospital Association Honors ECMC for Population Health-based Quality Initiative Work

America’s Essential Hospitals, a leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems, has recognized Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation for its Population Health-based Quality Improvement Initiative. This award recognizes activities to improve the quality of care delivered or that work to eliminate events that harm

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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

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