Health Care

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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USA Today
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Public health officials are fighting the biggest measles outbreak in the U.S. in over a quarter century and so far nothing has stopped the spread of the disease. Dr Katherine Mullin, Director of Infection Control and Prevention at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center,...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. A day set aside to address a public safety and public health issue. DEA Offering Drug Takeback Options - Assistant Special Agent In Charge David Zon 'This is our 9th consecutive take back," said David Zon, Assistant...
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Randy Bushover
April 09, 2019 - 4:06 am
Noco Energy Co. is selling all 37 of its gas stations and convenience stores to Marathon Petroleum Corp. Business First reports the deal is expected to close by late spring, but no financial terms were made public. Sonwil Distribution has announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters into a...
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Photo of Hunter James Kelly at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - More than $2 million of federal funding was allocated towards research for krabbe disease at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at the University at Buffalo. Congressman Brian Higgins made the announcement Monday at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Rep. Brian...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With vaccine fears in the news lately, comes word of a new 6-in-1 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Dennis Kuo, Chief of General Pediatrics at UBMD says anytime you have a combination vaccine, it makes the process easier for kids and parents. "We give...
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(WBEN) - A group of Congressional and Senate Democrats are introducing legislation that would give people between the ages of 50 and 64 the option of buying into Medicare early. The new Medicare Buy In and Health Care Stabilization Act will be introduced in the House this week. Why offer the option...
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January 12, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 — to curb their use by younger people. Cuomo announced Saturday that he will include the proposal in his 2019 executive budget. The legislation would...
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