Health Care

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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Richard Root
January 25, 2018 - 3:42 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo VA Hospital will resume surgical procedures a day after suspending them due to a possible contamination issue. On Tuesday, the hospital issued an advisory that discolored white tray liners were discovered during a quality review. These tray liners were inside...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -With a fierce flu season upon us, Dr Brahm Segal, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, joined WBEN in-studio Wednesday morning to take questions about the spread of flu. Q: Just how long is someone with the flu contagious? A: You can...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/ABC) - Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are investigating a deadly outbreak of E. coli infections that may be tied to romaine lettuce. In the past two months, at least 58 people have fallen ill from a strain of E. coli that’s been found across Canada and in 13 states. At...
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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Richard Root
January 03, 2018 - 3:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The former Roswell Park Cancer Institute has changed its named. They are now called Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and, with the name change, have a new logo. This as the long-standing Western New York institution celebrates its 120th anniversary. “We are a new...
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Tom Puckett
December 29, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's health commissioner says flu has arrived in Erie County. Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says this season’s flu activity has been steadily increasing since mid-December. “Our surveillance data show that flu activity is currently widespread in Erie County,...
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