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(WBEN) - Christmas Cookie Lovers beware, the Centers for Disease Control are out with a new warning to "Say No to Raw Dough." The CDC's warning says that raw cookie dough contains, obviously, raw ingredients that may cause disease, but it's not just the usual suspects. While much of the focus is...
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December 09, 2018 - 2:57 pm
Washington, D.C. (WBEN) The manufacturer of three types of infant ibuprofen has issued a voluntary recall of the pain reliever. Tris Pharma, Inc. says three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. According to...
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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
December 08, 2018 - 6:47 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Doctors at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center released a study which found that pain after surgery can be effectively managed with minimal or no opioids. The two-year study at Roswell Park followed over 1,200 patients who underwent gynecologic or abdominal surgery and...
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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2018 - 3:18 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, which has now been confirmed in 39 children in New York State. The Department’s Wadsworth Laboratory is the only laboratory in the...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ranks among the top 3% of cancer centers nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Buffalo-based cancer center moved up three spots, to 30 on the annual list of 50 Best Hospitals for cancer. "I'm beyond thrilled" said...
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Matt Moran
August 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
On the Kaleida Health website you would be able to see the wait times for local hospital's emergency rooms. Now there is a new addition that give you more insight at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Dr. Michael Mineo, the Director of Emergency Medicine at Millard...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - With temperatures in the 90s and a heat index hitting the triple digits this weekend, you may be looking for ways to beat the heat. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said that 600 people every year are killed by extreme heat in the United States, so the county...
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Allan Harris
May 06, 2018 - 5:52 am
(WBEN) The New York State Department of Health is warning that a man infected with measles was visiting our area earlier this month and stopped at a number of tourist area and could have exposed people to the measles. They issued a news release on Saturday: The New York State Department of Health...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the flu epidemic in full force, we wanted to know which is best when it comes to washing your hands. Soap & water or hand sanitizer? We put the question to Dr Joseph Cronin of WNY Immediate Care. "It truly is best to use soap and water". Cronin said non water based...
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Dave Debo
February 07, 2018 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) The flu season has once again taken it's toll in Western New York, and while she has no exact numbers, Dr. Gale Burstein MD, the Erie County Health Commissioner says she is "Very sure that in Erie County we have had flu related deaths." this season. The NY State Health Dept. requires...
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