American Stroke Association Thanks Sen. Murphy and New York Senate for Passing Life-Saving Stroke Designation Legislation #NYTimeIsBrain

American Stroke Association Thanks Sen. Murphy and New York Senate for Passing Life-Saving Stroke Designation Legislation #NYTimeIsBrain Association Urges Assembly To Pass Legislation Before Session Ends   Albany, New York – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association thanks Sen. Terry Murphy (R-Yorktown) and the entire state Senate for passing stroke designation legislation – S.5771-A. The bill passed unanimously yesterday, June [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Celebrate National Nutrition Month® – Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month® You have to love this year’s theme: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right. Savoring the flavor brings to mind family food traditions, lingering over a simple dinner with friends. It is quite the opposite of fast foods and salty snacks. This weekend, I slow-cooked a lean chuck shoulder roast in the oven, the wonderful aroma [...]

5 ways the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines support Heart Health

February is National Heart Health Month. What a perfect time to celebrate with the brand new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)! The federal government updates the DGA every 5 years to help us eat healthfully based on latest research. Here are 5 highlights on how the new DGA supports heart health. Focus on the big picture. The key theme [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Did you know you vote every day when you pick up that fork…and choose what you eat?

The GoRedForWomen.org and National Wear Red campaigns help raise awareness for the leading cause of death in women - heart disease. By raising awareness, we can help fight this disease. But awareness needs to be more than awareness alone. It is important for everyone to educate ourselves about how to PREVENT heart disease and keep it from impacting women and [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Dharshan Jayasinghe is determined to champion heart health in WNY while leading the Go Red For Women® movement

Heart disease has severely impacted my family for decades. In fact, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in my family.  My father was only 45-years -old when he died on the way to the hospital suffering from a heart attack.  Not long after my father’s death, my grandfather passed away due to a heart attack, as well.  He was in [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

New Year, New You! Here are some new ideas and ways to boost your heart health in 2016

I am Jessica Meyers Altman, Founder of the food blog www.GardenFreshFoodie.com. I'm a certified plant-based chef, and have a certification in plant-based nutrition. I am a passionate educator, and have taught science, community gardening, and food education for the last 17 years.  “Life is why” I have chosen to switch to a plant-based diet, as well as my family. This [...]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

National health associations issue call to prioritize blood pressure control

Evidence shows uncontrolled high blood pressure contributes to major health issues; latest research supports lower blood pressure targets to improve heart health Two of the country’s preeminent health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA), today announced a new nationwide initiative aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the U.S. Target: [...]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Family is Why’ One Member Joins the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association

This past year has been one of many changes. After 25 years with ComDoc, a Xerox Company, I retired in January. Today, I am very proud and excited to start the next chapter of my career as Board Chair of The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (AHA). My transition and transformation has been profound. For the majority of my life, [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

JJ Pesany talks about his second chance at life, his heart hero and paying it forward

On July 1, 2013 I suffered a tragic near death experience.  This was the day a Hero saved me and gave me a second chance at life.  If it were not for his quick actions in performing CPR and using an AED I would not be here today telling you my story. My name is JJ Pesany, I just turned [...]

By |May 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Small changes can mean big results in your health by Cindy Chan Phillips

We often hear about the BHAG in the corporate world of setting business goals – Big Hairy Awesome Goals. When it comes to our health, however, small changes can mean big results for health. Let’s look at a few simple tips: Physical activities American Heart Association and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate [...]