Health Care

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 16, 2017 - 1:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Liberty Union Progressives, formerly known as Buffalo for Bernie, rallied at Lafayette Square on Friday afternoon and called for the passage of the New York Health Act. According to the New York State Assembly, the legislation is a system of access to health...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 01, 2017 - 2:29 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblyman Sean Ryan introduced the Lead Act, a package of legislation which will combat lead exposure and poisoning across all of New York State. The legislation would amend the definition of "elevated lead levels" according to the assemblyman. Currently, New York State's...
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Richard Root
June 01, 2017 - 5:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It's estimated between 26 and 36 million people world-wide abuse opioids. Over 2 million people in the United States are estimated to be addicted to prescription opioid pain drugs. A letter in the New England Journal of Medicine today suggests the opioid epidemic originated, at...
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Tom Puckett
May 31, 2017 - 4:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York's US senators say funding is coming for Roswell Park to the tune of $720,000. The funding will support Roswell Park’s research involving the composition and function on psychological outcomes of pediatric cancer caregiving. "We all use social networks in our everyday...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the summer kicks off, those who enjoy the outdoors have extra reason to be wary of ticks and the threat of Lyme Disease. "We worry because the winter was so mild and spring got off to an early start that insects like ticks will have more time to reproduce and so we'll see a...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 11:47 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The State Health Department says a tourist from India who has been confirmed to have measles visited Niagara Falls State Park and a Niagara Falls restaurant earlier this month, potentially exposing others to measles. The state health department says anyone who visited...
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Mike Baggerman
May 05, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the republicans in the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday, there was a mixed reaction from local politicians. On one side of the aisle was Congressman Chris Collins, who voted in favor of the bill to replace the Affordable...
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May 04, 2017 - 2:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, local leaders responded on various platforms. Congressman Chris Collins “This puts us even closer to ending the Obamacare nightmare that has plagued Americans for the last...
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(WBEN/AP) Republican Congressman Chris Collins says they are ready to push their health care bill through the House and claim a victory for President Donald Trump, six weeks after nearly leaving it for dead and days after support from GOP moderates seemed to crumble anew. "It absolutely does look...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The new Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is drawing criticism from mental health advocates who say it romanticizes suicide. "The concern we always have is how the message is being portrayed" said Jessica Pirro, CEO of Crisis Services of Erie County. The series is about a high...
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