Health Care

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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Dave Debo
December 19, 2017 - 12:45 pm
(WBEN) Workers at the various private agencies that provide state services for the disabled held two rallies across New York, including one in Buffalo Tuesday to spotlight the need for a wage hike in the funding the state sends on from Medicaid. Several legislators joined with the clients and...
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Dave Debo
November 14, 2017 - 7:19 am
(WBEN) As prosecutors take Dr. Eugene Gosy of Clarence to court to answer new federal charges related to his high-volume Williamsville pain management clinic, a doctor who helped re-establish his practice says that the region still has a problem meeting the needs of patients. And in some cases, Dr...
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Mike Baggerman
October 31, 2017 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Open enrollment for health insurance in 2018 begins Wednesday and runs until December 15. "This is a chance to change insurance coverage and a chance to change insurance plans - to make it better or to diminish it depending on your particular situation- in your medical life...
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Mike Baggerman
September 22, 2017 - 2:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Community Health Center of Buffalo and the Health Care Education Project rallied in opposition of the proposed U.S. Senate health care bill on Friday morning at 1390 South Elmwood Avenue. "(The health care replacement) would be replaced with a huge backwards...
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Dave Debo
September 22, 2017 - 5:49 am
(WBEN) The move of patients into the new Oishei Children's Hospital will not take place until early November, but a team of ambulances, volunteer escorts and even actors posing as patients will execute a dress rehearsal of sorts today. The 200 bed hospital on Bryant Street in the Elmwood Village is...
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