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SBU Hospital and SB Southampton Hospital named leaders in health care equality

Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital havebeen named leaders this year by the National LGBTQ Health Care Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Stony …

Bringing some beauty and fun to the pandemic, Mondays at Racine, a nonprofit establishment that organizes with salons, spas, and other wellness providers to bring services to women and men with …

The Town of Islip Drug Abuse Awareness Task Force was formed because of the significant increase in heroin overdoses year to year. Task force chair Mary Ann Pfeiffer pointed out that over 70,000 …

The Town of Islip celebrated its second annual Islip Goes Purple event on Monday, Aug. 31. Supervisor Angie Carpenter, other town officials, and other members of the Drug Abuse Awareness Task …

Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Suffolk County health commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott to announce that 14 additional mosquito samples, all Culex pipienrestuans, have tested …

As PSEG deploys crews to address the thousands of Long Islanders without power, the company released these tips to stay safe among possible damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.  Downed …

The worst part of the quarantine was not missing my beloved ballet series this spring, lamenting the canceled fall opera season, or having a whole summer devoid of festivals and concerts, but …

While the COVID-19 pandemic is an event people all over the world are going through, everyone is going through it differently. Some are out of work, some are working from home, and some are …

Three nurses from Stony Brook University Hospital shared their experiences on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for the past couple of months. Their stories were shared as part of a …

With working from home being the new normal, women have been given a much-celebrated reprieve from our often meddlesome, extravagant beauty routines, but a month into quarantine, as Walmart reports …

The 1918 flu pandemic was caused by the H1N1 virus from “avian origin,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus, much like what we are dealing with …

According to county executive Steve Bellone, hospital bed numbers are starting to pick up as part of the governor’s executive order. But it’s not just beds that need to more than …

In order to stay ahead of the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current COVID-19 outbreak, Stony Brook University is hosting a donation drive, accepting donations in-person …

Currently, the county is working to implement potential temporary hospital spaces including pods located adjacent to the county jail in Yaphank, the Foley Nursing Facility in Yaphank or possibly the Suffolk County Community College campuses. Conversations are continuing.

Sanjey Gupta, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Southside Hospital, explained that only recently the Rocky Mountain Laboratories found out how long the COVID-19 virus lasted on several common …

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided an update of the county’s response to the coronavirus earlier this week. At that time, he disclosed that a member of his team, deputy …

Long Island’s first drive-through coronavirus test site opened earlier this week at Jones Beach State Park. The sites allow qualified professionals to swab people who suspect they have the …

According to the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce, at the recommendation of the County Executive and Suffolk County Department of Health, they will be canceling the Bayport Blue Point Chamber …

We asked parents from Bay Shore to Bellport how they were coping with teaching their kids about the coronavirus, mitigating their risk for contraction, and what the next steps were in terms of …

Local hospitals assure the community protocols are in place and encourage res- idents to practice good health measures like washing their hands. Long Island Community Hospital, East …

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