Health Care

Kalieda Health Photo
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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Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 3:18 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. They ranked 33rd among nearly 900 cancer hospitals reviewed nationwide for the annual Best Hospitals rankings. Roswell Park was also recognized as high-performing within two...
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Richard Root
July 25, 2017 - 6:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The day before Senators gather in Washington to, once again, take a vote on health care, Rep. Chris Collins says this will likely be the last vote on whether to take up healthcare reform or not this year. "I think we'll then be moving on fully to tax reform and probably won't...
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July 09, 2017 - 2:27 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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Senator Charles Schumer
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Richard Root
June 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - U.S. Senate Republican's draft health care reform bill was released with mixed reaction nationwide. Democrats excoriated it. The media treated it with disdain. Even some Republicans want to distance themselves from it. On the floor of the Senate, and then in a press...
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AP Photo
June 22, 2017 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN/AP) - Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law. The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people. It would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on...
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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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