Health Care

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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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Dreamstime
(WBEN/AP) Netflix is responding to critics of its new show "13 Reasons Why" by adding more warnings for viewers, as suicide prevention workers in Buffalo report an increase in 'acting out" that could be tied to the program. The 13-episode drama, co-produced by actress and singer Selena Gomez, is...
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Tim Wenger
April 27, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Inside the Horizon Health Services office on East Amherst Street in Buffalo, State, county and local officials gathered to again put emphasis on the deadly opioid crisis and some new money being dedicated to assist. New York State is dedicating $213 million statewide in the...
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Tom Puckett
April 24, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This morning at UB, a discussion on the future of health care following the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. One of the participants says he's surprised by the direction of the current conversation. "It's interesting there's so much dialogue about the politics of the...
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Pizza Delivery
Richard Root
April 18, 2017 - 6:32 am
(WBEN) - This May, the menu-labeling provision of Obamacare goes into full effect and it's causing the pizza industry to lose its lunch. A new menu-labeling law is supposed to take effect May 5. It's a provision of Obamacare that requires food-retail establishments with 20 or more locations to post...
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April 08, 2017 - 6:35 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed on a $153 billion state budget that includes free middle-class tuition at state universities, Uber and Lyft's long-awaited upstate expansion and a long-sought juvenile justice reform that Cuomo calls one of his...
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