Fitterman Updates Chamber Members on State of Hospital, Healthcare

Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of Huntington Hospital, gave members of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce an update Tuesday on hospital enhancements, new services, medical issues and more. He said the Northwell Family Health Center is expected to open in April at its new Read More …

Blood Drive Set Saturday in Honor of Suffolk Officer

The Commack Fire Department will host a blood drive Saturday in honor of a Suffolk County police officer who was killed by a drunk driver. Officer Glen Ciano was responding to a call on Feb.22, 2009 when he was struck by a drunk driver at Read More …

Seniors Get a Workout for Balance, Health

Dozens of seniors got a workout Friday, part of a program to improve balance and prevent falls. The program at the Huntington senior center, with exercises led by physical therapist Ken Shah from Excel Rehabilitation and Nursing in Woodbury, has seniors doing a variety of Read More …

Family Service League Offers Lineup of Programs

Family Service League is offering several programs and presentations to help families cope with a variety of issues, from drugs to social media.   EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & PRESENTATIONS For Professionals* Skills for Psychological Recovery (single session) uses an evidence-informed approach, developed by the National Center for Read More …

HHH Alumni Create App to Improve Mental Health

Two Half Hollow Hills graduates have developed an app dealing with mental health issues, and are piloting it for free with students in the district. Counslr is a text-based app to provide support for mental health resources,  such as sessions with mental health professionals.  Students Read More …

273 Suffolk Students Got False Vaccination Reports From Midwife, County Says

An estimated 273 Suffolk County students had vaccination records with the office of a Baldin midwife who has been fined for falsifying vaccination reports, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Thursday. The department said that Jeanette Breen of Baldwin Midwifery admitted to providing Read More …

Ex-County Official to Lead Health & Welfare Council

Former Suffolk deputy county executive Vanessa Baird-Streeter will become president and CEO of the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island. The organization, based in Huntington Station, was previously led by Rebecca Sanin, who was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature, representing the 16th District.  Read More …

2 Aides at East Northport Assisted Living Facility Arrested

Two healthcare aides at an East Northport assisted living facility have been arrested and charged with using a resident’s debit card to make unauthorized purchases between May and July. Marisol Garcia, a healthcare aide at Birchwood Suites Assisted Living, located at 423 Clay Pitts Road, used Read More …

Letter: How to Care for Your Skin in Winter

CE Winter isn’t necessarily a wonderland for the skin. That’s because our skin barrier, the uppermost layer of skin, doesn’t retain as much moisture during colder months. Dry, winter air can disrupt the barrier. And some patients truly feel it! For some, dryness means not Read More …

Suffolk County Warns Against Rise in Pertussis Cases

The Suffolk County Department of Health said Saturday that the number of cases of pertusiss, also known as whooping cough, are on the rise. Dr. Gregson Pigott, the county health commissioiner, said the vast majority of the 108 currently reported cases are school-aged children (and Read More …

Temple Beth El Plans Blood Drive

Temple Beth El of Huntington will host a blood drive on Jan. 8. Donors are reminded to eat and drink beforehand, and to bring identification with name and photo. The drive will operate from 1-7 p.m. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins will be welcomed if space Read More …