Instead of smoking cigarettes, more teens are using electronic cigarettes. According to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in just one year, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled to over 13 percent.
With a focus on the region's large and diverse refugee population, a summit was held Thursday to address the challenges new residents face accessing healthcare. It was hosted by UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions.
Like many holidays, Easter comes with its share of unhealthy activities, from big family meals, to lots of sweet treats. But on the lawn of the White House, on Monday, one UB faculty member is joining a team that aims to change that.
It gives a troubling twist to the cliche "don't let the bed bugs bite." A national pest control company has found that Buffalo is 26th in the nation for the number of treatments provided to battle bed bug infestation.
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will receive a share of 50-million dollars over the next two years. The unprecedented funding comes from the new state budget. For many people it will mean support for the high cost of care-giving at home.
"Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies," a three-part, six-hour film, airs this week on PBS and premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV. For one local doctor, the film reflects the improved realities for those diagnosed with cancer.
A new health care company, specializing in house calls, has opened in Buffalo. Landmark Medical, based in California, has opened a headquarters at the Larkin Center for Commerce. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the service offers an extension of primary care for those most chronically ill, homebound or bed-bound patients.
Buffalo's Gates Vascular Institute is providing some of the most revolutionary stroke treatment in the world. Gates and UB Neurosurgery announced it is one of the leaders in a landmark, $50-million international clinical trial.
Health officials continue warning parents to make sure their child is immunized against the Measles. There are confirmed cases in 17 states including New York and the Erie County Health Commissioner wants parents to understand facts,not fear, about vaccines.
The State Environmental Conservation Department is making apparent major changes in its rules for air emissions. The matter was discussed Monday night at a public meeting in the Town of Tonawanda's Sheridan Parkside Community Center.
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein is warning parents of an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) during these extremely cold winter days. The Health Department notes two infants have already died tragically this winter due to unsafe sleep environments.
WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with Dr. Gale Burstein about the increased risk of SIDS during extreme cold weather...
With an outbreak of measles reported in 14 states, Assemblyman Sean Ryan is proposing legislation that would require a child to be vaccinated before a parent can receive their child dependent tax deduction.
As temperatures hit their coldest so far, this season, WBFO’s Avery Schneider went to the Buffalo General Medical Center to find out what residents need to know about beating one of the more dangerous ailments brought on by the frigid weather.
If you haven’t enrolled in the New York State Health Exchange yet, the deadline has been extended a few days. The original cut-off for January 1, 2015 enrollment was December 15, but the state moved the date to December 20, 2015 due to the November snow storm.
The city of Toronto's board of health has given the green light for a study on banning the sale of popular energy drinks to minors. If approved, it would eventually mean a ban on the sale of drinks such as Red Bull and Monster to people under the age of 19 at all city-owned buildings and venues.