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New study suggests target steps per day for reduced risk of heart failure
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 11:45 am
The science is clear that movement is good for our bodies as we age. But just how much physical activity is beneficial for people over 60? A new study from the University at Buffalo provides an answer, and it's not 10,000 steps per day.
Plans in the works for Bruce Sutherland memorial
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 07:00 am
Friends of the late Bruce Sutherland are joining together to place a memorial plaque outside of the Lewiston Public Library.
Red Cross: Communities urged to give blood as winter threat continues
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 11:35 am
The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting, downloading the Red Cross blood donor app, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
Parkway talks begin again
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 11:35 am
Consultant teams representing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the New York Power Authority; New York State Department of Transportation; and various local stakeholder groups provided insight Tuesday on the future of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in a well-attended public information session at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center achieves milestone with crane lift of county's first 3T MRI unit
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the crane lift of its 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, supplied by GE Healthcare, into the newly constructed MRI suite located in the Heart Center of Niagara.
Dangerous winter weather intensifying emergency blood shortage
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage, as severe winter weather has further impacted the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Blood and platelet donors are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed.
Electronic opioid treatment program expands linkage to lifesaving care, ships millions of test strips, rolls out 'no stigma' vending machines
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:00 am
MATTERS, an innovative opioid treatment program that grew out of a University at Buffalo physician's frustration with the limitations of care for patients who had overdosed, is expanding its services throughout New York, thanks to funding from the state's Department of Health.
Niagara County showing higher rates of respiratory illness, lower rates of vaccination
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is urging residents to stay informed and take proactive measures against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, flu and RSV. The current situation poses a significant threat to public health, with data indicating elevated rates of hospitalizations and a strain on health care systems both locally and nationwide.
Red Cross: Emergency blood shortage may delay medical procedures
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 01:30 pm
The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years.
Volunteering benefits your community - and your brain
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 09:30 am
January is a traditional time to take stock of our health and make some resolutions for the new year. Gyms and fitness classes often fill up as people start new habits. If you're thinking about ways to improve your health in 2024, you might consider volunteering.
New year's resolution: Tips on how to finally quit smoking, vaping and menthol-flavored tobacco
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
This time of year, millions of people across New York state make resolutions to take on personal challenges, accomplish a significant goal or improve their life for the new year. This year, the American Lung Association in New York is encouraging everyone who smokes, vapes or uses other tobacco products to resolve to begin their quit journey in 2024.
Container collections assist area food pantries
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
Angelo Sarkees of Deposits for Food teamed up this week with Doug Adamson of the Porter Empty Return Center to present donations from returned beverage collections associated with the Deposits for Food campaign.
Hochul announces holiday season 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' enforcement initiative
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 05:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Police will participate in the national enforcement initiative to crack down on impaired driving this holiday season. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" runs from Wednesday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.
How to get your Christmas tree home without it fa-la-la-lying off your car
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Millions of Americans will flock to tree lots across the country in search of the perfect Christmas tree in coming weeks. While finding just the right one may seem like the hard part, getting it home safely is where the real challenge begins.
How fast can a Christmas tree ruin your holiday spirit? Minutes!
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:20 pm
Although Christmas tree fires may not be common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be extremely serious and cause a lot of damage. Fires involving fresh Christmas trees tend to be more common than artificial tree fires. That's in part because fresh Christmas trees dry out over time, making them more flammable the longer they're in the home. A dried-out Christmas tree will burn much more quickly than a well-watered one.
Buffalo Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for 2023
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team will partner with Child and Family Services for the return of the "Sabres Holiday Angels." program. The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
Modern Disposal Service team members recognized by American Red Cross
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 08:25 am
The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross honored Josh Curry and Sporty Ripley as "Workplace Safety Heroes" at the recent "Real Heroes" luncheon.
Town of Porter Christmas Baskets Program to benefit those in need
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 09:00 am
Officials of the Town of Porter Christmas Basket Program once again have started their planning with a goal of brightening the holidays of needy families in the River Region. And they are asking for your help.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale returns to benefit neighbors experiencing food insecurity
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:35 pm
Community members can decorate for the holiday season while supporting their neighbors experiencing food insecurity by participating in the FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece fundraiser in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Veterans Day 2023: A special anniversary
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
An anniversary is a date when we remember a specific event in time. It can be a joyous memory such as a wedding anniversary.
Buffalo City Mission launches 'One Mission, One Hope' fall campaign, turkey drive
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:30 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of two annual initiatives. The first is the announcement of its fall fundraising campaign, "One Mission, One Hope," a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for people experiencing homelessness in Buffalo.
DEC announces availability of Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 01:55 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for $976,622 in Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant funding to help rural fire departments protect public safety and natural resources. The application deadline is Nov. 15.
NYS: $12 million in assistance for struggling families with children
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $12 million in federal funding is being used to provide a one-time family economic support payment to low-income families with children. Administered by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund will provide households with children aged 17 and under, that receive public assistance, with approximately $100.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers fire safety tips during Fire Prevention Month
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing New Yorkers with fire safety tips. October is Fire Prevention Month, which is a good time for New Yorkers to review and practice fire safety as the coming winter months are the peak time for fire-related incidents.
'If you build it, they will come': Inclusive playground under construction in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:55 am
As goes the often-misquoted famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams," the Town of Wheatfield is counting on the belief that "If you build it, they will come."
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds domestic violence survivors & advocates of consumer protections available in New York
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection and address confidentiality program is reminding domestic violence survivors, victims and advocates of consumer protections available in the New York marketplace.
UBMD Internal Medicine launches Western New York's first long COVID center
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:40 pm
UBMD Internal Medicine has opened Western New York's first long COVID center. Funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation with support from the University at Buffalo, the center is accepting all patients, whether they have insurance or not.
National Fuel bill programs help customers plan ahead
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
Winter weather can be unpredictable, but heating bills don't have to be. Through the National Fuel budget plan, customers can better manage winter heating costs by spreading bills out evenly throughout the year.
AAA, Chicco USA stress importance of car seat & passenger restraint during Baby Safety Month
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:45 pm
New analysis from AAA, which examined five years of crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, points to the lack of proper child restraint use among children injured or killed in car crashes.
Fall motorcycle safety tips for bikers and drivers
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:10 pm
This summer, motorcycle crashes have been reported across the region, including major cities like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Such tragedies have left many families and communities in mourning. As an advocate for traffic safety, AAA hopes to reduce crashes and keep the final weeks of motorcycle season safe for all roadway users.
Guardsmen based in Niagara Falls, around NYS, head to South African competition
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Fifteen New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are headed to the Republic of South Africa on Friday, Sept. 8, to compete in the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for keeping babies safe
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:50 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing baby-proof safety measures and tips to help prevent some of the biggest dangers for babies.
'School's Open, Drive Carefully': A life-saving message for 77 years
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement, has kicked off its annual "School's Open, Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back on the roads, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced students drivers returning to high school and college.
Tobacco companies required to post signs on health risks of smoking by Sept. 30
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:15 pm
A statement on behalf of CAI and the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program's "Advancing Tobacco Free Communities" and Center for Health Systems Improvement:
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs make debut
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:15 am
The Buffalo Zoo on Thursday announced the four lion cubs born June 2-3 are ready to make their public debut.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to protect older adults from consumer fraud scams
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is offering guidance to help prevent and protect seniors from consumer fraud and scammers in advance of National Senior Citizens Day on Aug. 21.
New therapeutic targets for endometriosis could be on the horizon
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 05:35 pm
New research on the connection between endometrial lesions and pain in endometriosis could lead to new therapies for this chronic, painful and poorly understood condition that affects 5% to 10% of women worldwide and costs an estimated $69 billion in medical and surgical expenses. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to uterine tissue develops and grows outside of the uterus, causing chronic pain that can be severe.
Island weaver reflects on a lifetime at the loom
Sat, Aug 5th 2023 07:00 am
When Lenore Tetkowski was a college student in New Jersey, she discovered weaving, a craft that she has loved for a lifetime.
Hochul announces New York State Parks centennial celebration
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday previewed a year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of New York's statewide park and historic site system to take place in 2024. Her team said, "The celebration will both highlight and build upon one of New York state's greatest environmental legacies.
Heart, Love & Soul to host 18th annual recognition dinner
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) will hold its 18th annual recognition dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.

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