Today marks the 32nd year of The Buffalo News' annual Kids Day fundraising effort, which over the years has raised more than $4.2 million for children all across Western New York.
The proceeds from today's special edition of The News will benefit Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Robert Warner MD Center for Children with Special Needs and Children’s Charities of Western New York.
Below you will find links to the articles in the special section and a gallery of photos highlighting patients at Women and Children's Hospital.
The state Parole Board on Monday denied a parole request from Eric M. Smith, who is serving a life prison sentence for killing and sodomizing a 4-year-old boy more than 20 years ago in Steuben County when Smith was 13.
The News' Brian Meyer talks with WBFO Radio's Eileen Buckley about early discussions that focus on the need to upgrade the downtown stadium. In this Press Pass segment, they discuss the stadium's past and upcoming efforts to turn it into a "next generation" ballpark:
Rumors are rekindling that rocker Bon Jovi is part of a potential ownership team that's eyeing the Buffalo Bills. The News' Tom Precious also talks with Brian Meyer about speculation that a new stadium might eventually be built in Niagara County:
Look up how much your physician received in Medicare reimbursements in 2012. Or search for the results by medical specialty or type of medical procedure. Click the Details link on the results page for more information about total reimbursements, the number of times each physician performed a procedure and number of patients.
The searchable database includes more than 3,000 physicians and other health care providers in Western New York.
A Buffalo News analysis shows the biggest share of 2012 Medicare payments in the region went to internists, the front-line doctors for many patients, but a handful of radiation oncologists and ophthalmologists individually ranked as the most highly reimbursed doctors here.
The most common service Medicare paid for in the region was the office visit. The roughly 660,000 office visits for new and returning patients in 2012 cost the federal health program for the elderly more than $35 million.
As a group, internists were paid $25.3 million, more than any other type of medical provider, followed by ophthalmologists and family practitioners.