The Western New York Alzheimer’s Association held a Dementia Care Symposium in Cheektowaga Friday. The day-long event aims to spread awareness about the disease and how to get help for loved ones at risk.
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s battle with oral cancer is putting a spotlight on the deadly disease. On the same day the former Buffalo Bill star quarterback was to begin chemotherapy and radition treatments in New York City, WBFO News reports on oral, head and neck cancer awareness month, and how one local woman is spreading the word about the importance of being screened.
Child and Adolescent Treatment Services & Lake Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. have teamed-up to offer mental health programs for people of all ages. The partnership will allow the agencies to increase the number of mental health programs locally.
Picket lines went up outside the Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Delaware and Utica in Buffalo Thursday. Dozens of workers carried signs and chanted slogans protesting concessions being sought by the facility's new owner.
Buffalo’s Fillmore district launches a fall prevention initiative. The effort is being led by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and Western New York Inc., government officials including councilmember David Franczyk, local businesses and community stakeholders.
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.