Health Care

President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar talk to the media in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Tom Puckett
September 11, 2019 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping . The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state gathered in Albany Monday to protest the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements. Hundreds of people carrying signs and dressed in white assembled in front of the state education building Monday...
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NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York's health commissioner is urging people to stop vaping, echoing recent warnings about the habit from the federal government. Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement Saturday that people should abstain from vaping while "the definitive cause of reported vaping-associated...
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In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping. In a Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health says a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness." The agency didn't give any other information about the patient, including a name or where the person lived. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states. Officials on Wednesday said the Food and Drug Administration has joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
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Susan Rose
July 26, 2019 - 10:45 am
(AP/WBEN) — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported this week. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those diagnosed with heart disease. Daily...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo and Buffalo Medical Campus will be undergoing extensive emergency training exercises throughout the day on Thursday. What is being called a 'full scale exercise' will last into the afternoon, with several streets being closed around the medical campus...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 10, 2019 - 5:04 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Kaleida Health has announced that it has reached a labor agreement with unions representing 7,200 employees. The announcement came just hours before a planned picket by employees. In a release on Wednesday morning, Kaleida said that the agreement calls for additional staffing...
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Randy Bushover
May 31, 2019 - 3:53 am
UB recently launched the Innovation Hub, a new initiative in Downtown Buffalo to help boost the startup economy. The Hub is funded through a $32 million Buffalo Billion II grant commitment from the state. As a network of resources, the Hub will make it easier and more efficient for businesses and...
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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. May 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 21, 2019 - 12:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center on Tuesday announced an expansion of its network in the region. Roswell Park today announced they’re partnering with medical centers across NYS and in PA to create a community-based care network. The network will improve the quality of...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dan Gronkowski of the famous football family from Amherst, N.Y. dropped in on WBEN Thursday morning with a donation to the WBEN KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon. Gronkowski lives in the area and was listening to the radio last week when he heard about the Radiothon for Oshei...
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