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Limited NYS medical marijuana planned

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a limited initiative Wednesday to authorize medical marijuana for patients at 20 hospitals, c…

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Glitch leaves BCBS patients in Rx limbo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Blue Cross Blue Shield customers are experiencing trouble at the pharmacy while trying to pickup prescriptions. Their…

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Advice on keeping your gym resolution

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – If getting fit is one of your resolutions for the new year, use these tips to help see your goal realized. For star…

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New law offers testing for Baby Boomers

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new state law will offer better protection for Baby Boomers. Starting January 1, hospitals and health service provid…

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ECMC unveils new surgical center

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Erie County Medical Center opened up its brand new operating rooms for the public to take a look Monday afternoon. Th…

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Report: vitamins don’t prevent disease

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – At least half of all Americans take multivitamins and mineral supplements but new research shows you may be wasting y…

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Bankruptcy buys Lake Shore more time

IRVING, N.Y. (WIVB) – The new interim CEO at Lake Shore Hospital says he and the staff are doing all they can to keep the hospital and relat…

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FDA: antibacterial soaps are ineffective

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Makers of widely-used antibacterial soaps now have a year to prove to the FDA that their products are safe. The FDA i…

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Lake Shore Hospital files for Ch. 11

IRVING, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lake Shore Hospital and its related services have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Attorney Barry Cover…

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New laws take effect in the new year

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Several new laws take effect in New York State in the new year, and many could have a big economic impact. Beginning …

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There is still time to get a flu shot

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) There are several viruses in town for the winter, but the nastiest ones are influenza. And the most important thing to …

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Device uses electricity to kill bacteria

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Most people don’t use dental floss regularly, and they don’t brush their teeth enough either. The bacteria that are l…