Contact Us
Health

Health

photo by Kathy Whyte
photo by Kathy Whyte

Calls in Albany for Another Fracking Delay

The Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate is calling for up to a two year delay in approving the start of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the state until initial results of an independent health review are complete

Read More|Comment

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Governor Cuomo Denies Planning to Approve Limited Fracking

Days after reports in the Associated Press surfaced citing anonymous sources saying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was poised to approve limited hydrofracture drilling for natural gas in the Southern Tier and Central New York sparked protests and petition drives, the governor is saying the report was wrong

Read More|Comment

Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Fund Formed to Help Twin Tiers Young People With Cancer

Sean Shumaker loved the color lime green.  His family and friends wanted to buy him a lime green Camaro but never got to realize the dream before Sean lost his battle with brain cancer just short of his 21st birthday

Read More|Comment

Category: Health, Philanthropy
iStockphoto
iStockphoto

Twin Tiers Gas Drilling Study Gets Million Dollar Boost

Geisinger Health Systems is getting a grant from the DeGenstein Foundation to move forward a new study into the possible health effects of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.Last August, Geisinger launched a long-term health study in cooperation with Guthrie Health Systems in Sayre, Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Health

Read More|Comment

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Has Had Record Number Of Flu Cases

Several hundred people in Broome County have had the flu in recent months.

Mari Yourdon of the Broome County Health Department says flu activity has been declining.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Yourdon said the department recorded only three new influenza cases last week.

The number o

Read More|Comment

Category: Health, Local News, News
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome County 2013 Rabies Clinic Schedule Announced

The Broome County Health Department has scheduled 20 rabies vaccination clinics through December to try to curb the number of cases of the sometimes deadly disease in family pets.Rabies is caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system and can be transmitted to humans and and other animals by an infected mammal

Read More|Comment

Category: Health, Local News
Alex Long/Getty Images
Alex Long/Getty Images

Governor Admits Drinking Fracking Fluid!

New Yorkers might remember the time when Governor Hugh Carey offered to drink a glass of PCB's after the Binghamton State Office Building was contaminated by a transformer fire.

But we haven't had a governor who volunteered to swill some "fracking fluid" used by gas and oil companies

Read More|Comment

Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Big Suicide Problem in Broome Being Addressed With New Program

The KYDS Coalition has been awarded a $10,000 grant to set up a new program called Broome Cunty Suicide Awareness for Families and Educators, or B.C. SAFE to educate, provide awareness and resouces to the community toward the goal of preventing suicide in the Southern Tier

Read More|Comment

Category: Health
Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG Offers Storm Safety Information

New York State Electric and Gas is taking advantage of the latest winter storm to remind customers of storm safety guidelines.To report downed power lines call 1-800-572-1131.

Before storms hit, residents should keep flashlights, a battery-powered radio and fresh batteries on hand, have at leasst one telephone that is not dependent on electricity, keep a supply of non-perishable food and bottled water in the home and make sure cell phone batteries are charged

Read More|Comment

Category: Health
Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware County Needs Defibrillators

Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills says new automatic external defibrillators are needed for emergency responders through the county.The last fund drive to buy AEDs was held in January, 2000. In 2011, the Public Health division donated four new defibrillators to replace the most outdated models at a cost of about $2,000 each

Read More|Comment

Category: Health

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!