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The Truth About Carbs

Are carbohydrates good for you or will they cause weight gain?

Carbohydrates have a bad reputation and a lot of people who are trying to lose weight end up avoiding them like the plague. But, a majority of nutritionists would agree that carbs are 100 percent necessary for peak athletic performance and a well-balanced diet.
What are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are sugars that break down inside the body to create glucose. Glucose is moved around the body in the blood and is the primary source of energy for the brain,  » Read more about: The Truth About Carbs  »


How Long Does it Take to See Weight Loss Results?

Many people who are trying to lose weight get overwhelmed because they assume they have to lose a substantial amount of weight in order to reap the benefits.
While your weight loss goal depends greatly on your current weight, a recent study published in Cell Metabolism found that you can start benefiting from weight loss when you lose as little as five percent of your body weight. The study showed that patients:

Reduced the amount of dangerous fat around the abdomen.  » Read more about: How Long Does it Take to See Weight Loss Results?  »


6 Weight Loss Tips Specifically for Women with PCOS

If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know how frustrating it can be when you fail. You do everything the experts recommend and still no luck. Trying to lose weight if you have PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome is 10 times more challenging.  » Read more about: 6 Weight Loss Tips Specifically for Women with PCOS  »


Give the gift of better health on #GivingTuesday

#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving – a day to step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and consider gifting to causes that make life better for us all.
Health and wellness are gifts never lose their luster and there is no better way to promote them than going online Nov. 27 to make a #GivingTuesday gift to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
“Every dollar of every gift we receive between now and #GivingTuesday will directly support the services we provide to our patients and to the wider community,” said Memorial Vice President and foundation director Judi Nolan Powell.  » Read more about: Give the gift of better health on #GivingTuesday  »


Help us do a better job of meeting your healthcare needs

To help us better understand your healthcare needs we are joining the Niagara County Health Department and other area hospitals to compile your views using a confidential survey that is brief and easy to complete. Please click on the link below and tell us what you think!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/niagaracounty
Paper copies of the survey will be available at the medical center and at our other sites. Thank you for your help!  » Read more about: Help us do a better job of meeting your healthcare needs  »


Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic

Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults 18 and older on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St. Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available along with two types of pneumonia vaccine.
In order to expedite the inoculation process, please wear a short-sleeved shirt or top.  » Read more about: Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic  »


Do I Need a Pap Smear After Menopause?

Chances are, you began receiving pap smears around the age of 21, and they have since become a routine part of your checkup for years. When you reach menopause, your body goes through several shifts and changes, but that doesn’t mean you should stop receiving important exams!  » Read more about: Do I Need a Pap Smear After Menopause?  »


NF Memorial Finishes Full-circle Care Model with Completion of New Cardiac Unit

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Avoiding Slips and Falls This Winter

While winter offers a lot of great activities like sledding, skiing, and hot chocolate — it also can be one of the most dangerous seasons of the year.
With the lowered temperatures in winter, navigation both in vehicles and on foot become much more difficult. Ice can be anywhere, and it can be hidden. You may not notice it until it is too late. As a person ages, the likelihood of fracturing a bone from a fall increases.  » Read more about: Avoiding Slips and Falls This Winter  »


4 Essential Medical Exams for Women

As women, we face unique health challenges. In order to maintain long-term health, prevention and early detection of medical conditions and diseases is key. Depending on your stage of life, the following exams are recommended.  » Read more about: 4 Essential Medical Exams for Women  »