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Henry Davis is the health care reporter for The Buffalo News.

UBMD Physicians’ Group is starting to move into the Conventus building downtown, centralizing in one location more than 100 doctors from the big medical group on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. UBMD, which formed in 2005, is the umbrella organization for 18 separate medical specialty practices whose more than 500 doctors are affiliated with the Jacobs School of Me…

Cardiology Group of Western New York has joined Catholic Health's physician practice network, Trinity Medical WNY. Patients will continue to see the same physicians and support staff at the group’s existing locations, which will be renamed Trinity Medical Cardiology. The group's 11 doctors currently practice at Catholic Health hospitals. With offices in Williamsvil…

The opioid epidemic will be the focus of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s 20th Annual Bullough Lecture presented by Peggy Compton, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Compton will explore the overlap between pain and addiction disorders, how opioids can alter pain perception, strategies for responsibly prescribing pain medication and…

Larry Beck was in his office one afternoon when, feeling unbalanced, he wobblingly walked to the bathroom, splashed water on his face and collapsed a few steps away. As an ambulance raced the Buffalo architect to the hospital, he slipped in and out of consciousness. He couldn’t move his right side. He tried to speak, but the words didn’t come out. “I’m talkin…

Maple Weekend starts Saturday and Sunday at 60 maple producers across Western New York and the rest of the state. The annual event will continue on March 25 and 26, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Erie County participants include: Smith’s Maple, 5257 Maple Road in Hamburg Stony Acres Maple, 2627 Three Rod Road in East Aurora Maple Glen Sugar H…

Are e-cigarettes a good thing, encouraging people to abandon far more dangerous tobacco products? Or, are they a gateway to cigarette smoking, seducing new generations of youth into nicotine addiction, and high risk of disease and death? Two experts in the field, including a University at Buffalo researcher, surveyed the evidence and offer their answer to this centra…

Israel’s Neurim Pharmaceuticals is recruiting up to 500 patients with mild Alzheimer's disease, including in Buffalo, for a Phase 2 study of the safety and efficacy of its experimental drug, piromelatine. The trial, named ReCOGNITION, was designed after pre-clinical studies showed the investigational drug works on the connection between poor sleep and a worsening cond…

More than 100 people gathered in Lackawanna on Friday, holding American flags and signs protesting President Trump's immigration and refugee policies. The event, which brought together a host of community, political and faith leaders, aimed to show support for those affected by the administration's revised travel ban. Trump signed an executive order Monday that block…

An affiliation between Kaleida Health and Upper Allegheny Health System has cleared one of its last hurdles with an approval Thursday by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council. Under their agreement, Kaleida Health will act as the parent organization of Upper Allegheny, which comprises 107-bed Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania and 186-bed Ole…

The parent companies of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Univera Healthcare reported surpluses for 2016, the second positive year in a row for the health insurers. But that surplus dropped markedly for Buffalo-based HealthNow New York Inc., the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The insurer reported a $4.2 million surplus on $2.3…

As many as 75 doctors from the six banned countries in President Trump's new immigration order provide 100,000 to 150,000 appointments each year to patients in the Buffalo-Niagara region, according to an analysis by a team of doctors and economists at Harvard University and MIT. The analysis, a part of the Immigrant Doctors Project, indicates that immigrant doctors from…

The recommendation that children with high blood lead levels eat foods rich in iron, calcium and vitamin C to possibly reduce toxicity lacks good scientific evidence, according to a University at Buffalo study. “We don’t have the right evidence base to be making these recommendations,” Katarzyna Kordas, lead author of the paper published online in the Journal of P…

Daily users of e-cigarettes view them as almost as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to a small study from the University at Buffalo. The study of 105 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their partners found that the study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as “at least as satisfying” as cig…

Potential sites for a new Buffalo train station have been narrowed -- slightly -- with the elimination of the Larkinville location as a candidate. A train study committee decided Thursday to remove Larkinville from further consideration after an update by WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, the engineering consultant hired by the state Department of Transportation, according to a…

A lawsuit was filed Friday in the case of an 82-year-old woman who suffered fatal injuries in a beating last year in a Delaware Avenue nursing home, according to a lawyer representing the family. Ruth Murray was a resident of Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1175 Delaware Ave. near West Ferry Street, in Buffalo. On the morning of Aug. 26, she mistake…