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Henry L. Davis

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


A 23-year-old Fredonia man whose car drove off the road Friday afternoon at the Route 219 off-ramp at Big Tree Road was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, Orchard Park Police reported. Adam Korzeniewski told police he lost control of his vehicle on black ice, town police said. After field sobriety tests, Korzeniewski was charged with DWI, aggravated dr…

A 39-year-old Orchard Park man at a Subway restaurant with his 8-year-old daughter was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while intoxicated, Orchard Park Police reported. In addition to DWI, Eric Bridenbaker was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child age 15 or younger, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of an open container i…

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For more than 100 years, Roswell Park was called an institute. But, with an aim toward sounding less institutional and setting itself apart from other medical facilities, it is changing its name — to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Along with the name change, there's a new logo featuring a dandelion design based on artwork in the new Scott Bieler Clinic…

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The New Year began with flooding at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute after the extreme cold caused a sprinkler head to burst Monday night. The leak occurred on the first floor, mainly in a storage area, leaving a wet floor and carpets, said Jill Szczesek, chief operating officer. "We've had some cleanup to do," she said. Szczesek said there was min…

The Neptune Waterski Club plans to ignore the bitterly cold temperatures to conduct its annual New Year's Day ski in the lower Niagara River, starting at noon at Lewiston Landing at the foot of Center Street. This will mark the 29th year of the event, which includes water skiers and water boarders and which benefits the Lewiston Kiwanis Club charities. Participants will…

A fire Saturday in Lockport caused major damage to a three-family residence at 13 Harvey Ave. and forced out the occupants of the second and third floors. The cause of the fire, which the Lockport Fire Department got under control by 4 p.m. under very cold conditions, remains under investigation. It caused an estimated $24,600 in property damage and $15,500 damage to th…

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Pretty much everyone throughout Western New York woke up Sunday morning to below-zero temperatures – from minus 5 in Buffalo to minus 11 in Olean. It also got down to minus 11 in Little Valley, minus 12 in East Randolph and minus 10 in Cattaraugus. Cold, to be sure. But wait a few days. We are headed for worse, with temperatures as much as 25 degrees below normal. …

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Buffalo's warming shelters for the homeless are packed, and the bitter cold temperatures appear to be with us for some time. The temperature is expected to remain in the single digits to below zero and made worse by a dangerously low wind chill. The National Weather Service predicts similar conditions continuing without much of a let up in sight. That's Code Blue wea…

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The Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center has reassigned its associate director to another position during an investigation of complaints at the hospital. The matter reportedly involves the medical center's handling of staff complaints, including harassment. Royce Calhoun was reassigned to what a hospital official described as "special projects," said Evangelin…

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The unemployment rate in Buffalo Niagara and nearly every other region of the state increased in November. The local jobless rate rose to 5.3 percent, up from 4.9 percent in November 2016, according to the latest report from the New York State Department of Labor. Two Western New York counties were among those that experienced the largest increases from the previous …

June 20, 1955 – Dec. 21, 2017 If you lived around Hamburg, there was a good chance that at some point you ate or worked at Tony's Bayview Drive-In. When children grew up to become adults, they brought their children to enjoy the hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and other items from the menu. Chances also were good on any visit that you would see Anthony F. Palumbo. Mr…

A 60-year-old man was arrested Thursday following a domestic altercation in a home in the Village of Bemus Point, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. Calvin W. Thomas of Sunnyside Avenue, Bemus Point, was charged with aggravated family offense, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal obstruction of breathing. At around 8:30 p.m., he allegedly grabb…

The Buffalo Dream Center and Hearts for the Homeless in providing free Christmas Eve lasagna dinners for homeless individuals and families in need on Sunday in the Buffalo Dream Center, 286 Lafayette Ave. The meal at 3 p.m. will be preceded by music, dance and a dramatic performance. The dinner is expected to attract 300 to 400 people. About 150 volunteers from churc…

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First impressions matter in health care, a part of the thinking behind plans for a new entrance at Erie County Medical Center. The medical center released artist renderings of the proposed entrance, a project included in $100 million worth of planned construction and improvements at the Grider Street hospital, including a new emergency/trauma center. The entrance fea…

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The University at Buffalo in 2008 unveiled an ambitious initiative to reorganize the university, including moving the medical school downtown to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Dr. Michael E. Cain, dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB's vice president for health sciences, shepherded the project to completion. The plans for the medi…