Two state lawmakers from Buffalo are calling to ban a controversial practice known as Conversion Therapy. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with the coordinator of the newly formed organization fighting against a method they say is anti-gay.
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County is working to end the stigma that surrounds suicide. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says members of the community gathered in downtown Buffalo yesterday to learn about prevention.
Kaleida Health is urging employees to report to their shifts Tuesday evening. That includes doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other employees. Employees living in areas that are under travel bans should carry their Kaleida identification.
The future of Lakeshore Hospital in Irving continues to hang in the balance. Earlier this year, hospital leaders announced the facility would close in early 2014 because of financial troubles, unless a new buyer came forward. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, Rep. Tom Reed says intense efforts continue to keep the hospital operating.
The deadline for uninsured Americans to sign up health coverage under the Affordable Care Act was extended until the end of Tuesday, Christmas Eve. The White House decided to give extra 24 hours to citizens to sign up from Monday's looming deadline. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has noticed an increase in enrollment over the last week.
With a sudden surge in damage to infants from shaken baby syndrome, the Erie County Social Services Department is trying to get the word out that there is help in the community for stressed out parents.
A former Buffalo radio newsman is battling Leukemia. Ray Marks is preparing to undergo a stem cell transplant at the end of January. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the retired broadcaster and now adjunct professor wants to share his story in hopes of helping others.
Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an effort begun by anti-cancer groups nearly four decades ago to help people quit smoking. This year, the Cancer Society in New York is using the day to call attention to a decline in state spending on anti-smoking programs.
AARP held an informational session in Clarence Thursday to education citizens about the future of Medicare and Social Security. The session was held to alleviate the fears Americans may have about the programs running out of money.
President Barack Obama Thursday offered a fix to those Americans who are upset about losing their health insurance. The President says insurance companies can keep offering consumers plans for one more year that would otherwise be canceled.
A new report claims that special mouth guards and helmets marketed to reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players. The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.
Citizens across the region continue to opt to have their health information accessible to their doctors online. The HEALTHeLINK program has now added a new tool for Medicaid patients with chronic health issues to be linked to the network.
Billions of people across the world are joining Americans in obesity, eating too much, too fattening food and not getting enough exercise. That's the message a global obesity expert brought to the University at Buffalo Wednesday.
The Washington Post reports private companies have paid as much as $25,000 to have a seat at the FDA advisory panel meetings on federal regulations for prescription painkillers. Avi Israel of Buffalo, who lost his son as a result of an addiction to painkillers, learned about the FDA meetings in emails while corresponding with a doctor.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo was already dealing with cuts of millions of federal dollars because of the sequester and now it potentially faces a loss of millions more with the government shutdown.