A number of groups from western New York traveled to Albany last month to advocate for and against the proposed Medical Aid in Dying Act, which is under consideration in the state legislature. The act would allow people with a terminal illness, who are expected to live less than six months, to end their life with the assistance of a doctor using special medication.
This week on the Buffalo Review (May 11), we covered skin cancer, a “save the bees” program in Kenmore and a poetry delivery service. First, we spoke Dr. Ilene Rothman, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, about skin cancer awareness month.
A group of nurses at the Erie County Medical Center have started an initiative to collect items intended to provide some comfort to victims of sexual assault. Often victims who visit a hospital or crisis center are required to leave behind their clothing or other belongings, because they’re needed as evidence.
Internet addiction is a growing problem in today’s digital world. As many as 8.2 percent of Americans may be addicted to the internet, according to a study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Additionally, some 18 percent of college-aged internet users experience addiction.
This week’s show (May 3) featured reports about the Buffalo State Benji Awards and concerns about campus safety after an armed robbery in Cassety Hall. It also included conversations about the Death with Dignity Act and changes at Buffalo State over the last 25 years.
Veganism, a practice that avoids the use of animal products, is predicted to be one of the top food trends for 2018. Proponents say more and more people are going vegan for the health benefits, which can include having more energy, younger looking skin and weight loss.
New York is currently studying the possibility of legalizing recreational use of marijuana as neighboring states, such as Massachusetts and Vermont, have already done so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the study is examining the health, legal and economic effects of legalization in nearby states.