Horizon Blog

Bad Habits? How to make a long lasting change

April 8th, 2019

Nearly everyone has some habits or behaviors they would like to change about themselves. However, the old saying that it takes 21 days to make a change is misleading. In actuality, research shows it takes 66 days to develop a habit, but changing an old behavior can take even longer. While 66 days may sound […]

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Five Trusted Tips for Long-Term Sobriety

April 3rd, 2019

Being sober is not a temporary state of being. It is a commitment, a lifestyle, and a choice. If you are battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, then your plan to get sober should include a plan to stay sober long-term. The five proven long-term sobriety tips below can help you achieve your goal […]

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The Dangers of Vaping

March 11th, 2019

We all know that smoking is an unhealthy habit that can have deadly consequences. but with the rise of vaping, you’d be forgiven for assuming that using e-cigarettes are better for your health. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, over 20% of high school students use e-cigarettes, with vaping more popular in youths than […]

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Are you SAD? Signs you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 19th, 2019

In Western New York, we are smack dab in the middle of winter. Shorter days, cold temperatures, lack of sunlight, and the feeling of being stuck indoors, can make can make nearly anyone feel sad, restless, or depressed. If that’s not enough, sickness from flu and common colds is more prevalent, leading many of us to […]

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Mindful Pregnancy Support Group

February 18th, 2019

Horizon Health Services is now offering a mindful pregnancy support group! Horizon is teaming up with members from Catholic Health to ensure this group has all the resources and information our patient’s need. Thanks to the $25,000 awarded from the Garman Family Foundation, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for Centering Family Plus, […]

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The Health Dangers of E-Cigarettes

April 10th, 2018

Perhaps you’ve seen it coming out of a car window, from passersby on the street, or even inside of a building: the disappearing white cloud of fruit-scented air that is the signature of an e-cigarette in use. With the deadly dangers of tobacco cigarettes well-known, e-cigarettes have been hailed as a seemingly miraculous alternative. Unfortunately, […]

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Stay Safe this Holiday Season

December 15th, 2017

The season of holiday parties is upon us! It’s here full of seemingly endless opportunities to celebrate and connect with family, friends, and coworkers. In addition to the gift-giving and cookie-exchanging, December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Stay safe as you socialize this holiday season: if you’ll be consuming alcohol, remember to use one […]

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Why You’ll be Happier and Healthier if You Learn to Manage Your Feelings

August 8th, 2017

They say that life never gives you more than you can handle. Then why does it sometimes feel like you just can’t manage? When we’re faced with challenges in our lives—divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job—figuring out how to deal with the challenge, and the emotions that come with […]

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