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(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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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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Tim Wenger
April 04, 2017 - 5:27 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, NY – (WBEN) - Western New York healthcare history was made today as officials from Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined area care providers and emergency medical service personnel in dedicating the first and only...
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Dave Debo
March 27, 2017 - 12:32 pm
(WBEN/AP) Congressman Chris Collins says after the demise of Republican plans to repeal Obamacare " the wounds are pretty deep," and some members of the house of representatives aren't even talking to each other. And while he celebrates the resignation of at least one member of the ultra...
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Dave Debo
March 27, 2017 - 6:10 am
Just days after President Donald Trump failed to gather the amount of Republicans to pass a replacement plan for Obamacare, he urged Democrats to come forward and join a re-write effort that could resurrect the plan. And Buffalo area Cong. Brian Higgins is one of a handful talking about such an...
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Neil McManus
March 26, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York State Assemblyman, Michael Kearns and State Senator, Patrick Gallivan are asking state health officials to re-consider a proposed plan to consolidate the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center with the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Kearns says he believes the...
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March 25, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well. The measure would have repealed major parts of Obama's health law, capping future funding for Medicaid...
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