Health Care

A resident takes body temperature check during a health screening campaign at Qingheju Community
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Tom Puckett
February 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
Travel agencies discuss concerns over coronavirus
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Kaleida CEO Jody Lomeo will step down after his contract expires in one year.
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Coronavirus being tested in a lab
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WBEN Newsroom
January 25, 2020 - 2:21 pm
Erie County prepares for potential coronavirus cases.
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The flu
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WBEN Newsroom
January 15, 2020 - 1:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state says it’s seeing more reported cases of influenza so far this season than in recent years. The state’s online flu tracker shows the state has seen over 10,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza as of Jan. 4. That’s up from roughly 3,000 in 2017. The...
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Flu vaccine
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Mike Baggerman
January 14, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There has been an increase in the number of reported flu cases this season compared to recent years. At Oishei Children's Hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen Turkovich said that this flu season has been very challenging from a respiratory perspective. There were about...
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Flu vaccine
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WBEN Newsroom
December 07, 2019 - 6:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York officials have declared that the flu is “prevalent” in the state. This declaration initiates a state regulation that will require healthcare professionals who are not vaccinated for influenza to wear masks in areas where patients are present. “Getting vaccinated...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 20, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - More collaboration between Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Roswell Park is in the works thanks to a major donation from the Golisano Foundation. Memorial and Roswell Park, along with the Golisano Foundation have announced a $1.5 million donation speahheaded by...
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New York, N.Y. - (WBEN) - Juul Labs is being sued by New York State over deceptive marketing. "“Juul basically took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook by marketing its products in a manner that was appealing to underage youth,” said State Attorney General Letitia James. Letitia James - JUUL Lawsuit...
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Tim Wenger
October 15, 2019 - 7:48 pm
A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the prohibition on hold until "...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP-) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and...
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