First Monkeypox Case Found in Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Friday that the first case of orthopoxvirus, or monkeypox, had been found in the county.  The person, who was seen by a local healthcare provider, is following isolation protocols at home. Testing for orthopoxvirus was conducted at Read More …

State Sets Public Meeting to Review Findings of Northport Cancer Study

The state health department will hold a virtual public meeting July 7 to discuss the findings of a cancer study of people living in the Northport-East Northport School District. The study, released last week, noted a “statistically significant” number of cases of leukemia and other Read More …

Huntington Hospital Recognized for Nursing Care

Huntington Hospital has once again won a Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The award recognizes excellence in nursing. Huntington is the only hospital with a fifth consecutive designation on Long Island, making it the first in the Northwell health system, second in Read More …

How To: Check on Food Establishment Violations in Suffolk County

If you want to check up on possible food and retail practice violations of food establishments in Suffolk County, you can search this site. Violations fall into two categories: Risk Factors and Good Retail Practices. Risk Factor violations are more likely than other violations to Read More …

Fleets Cove Beach Closed Because of Bacteria

A second Huntington beach was closed after the Sufolk County Health Department reported Friday that it had found an excessive level of bacteria. Fleets Cove Beach was closed on Friday. Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington, which closed on Thursday, remains closed. Fleets Cove will Read More …

Gold Star Beach Closed by Bacteria

Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria, the Suffolk County Health Department said Thursday. Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott noted that bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in Read More …

After Winter Inactivity, Take These Steps to Avoid Injuries

Dr. Adam Bitterman, chair of orthopedic surgery at Huntington Hospital, warns us to take care when returning to physical activities after spending the winter on the couch. Read More …

Huntington Hospital Adds Accreditations in Stroke, Cancer Care

Huntington Hospital has received accreditation in two areas of care, becoming the first hospital in the Northwell Health system to achieve the recognition. The hospital is also the first on Long Island to be recognized as part of the National Accredited Program for Rectal Cancer, Read More …

Cardiac Specialist Brings New Technique to Huntington Hospital

A  heart specialist has brought a new technique to Huntington Hospital from his work elsewhere at Northwell Health. Dr. Gaurav Rao, the director of interventional cardiology at Huntington, said that he has used the technique, called coronary intravascular lithotripsy, at North Shore University Hospital. It Read More …

Dolan Health Center Moving to New York Avenue

The Dolan Family Health Center will move out of its Pulaski Road location to New York Avenue in Huntington Station next spring, Huntington Hospital said Thursday. It will be renamed the Northwell Family Health Center at Huntington, said Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of Huntington Read More …

Free Health Screenings Set at St. Hugh’s

The St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus will be at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church Wednesday to conduct health screenings for the community. The screenings will include blood pressure and blood tests for cholesterol and diabetes, and a brief cardiac history. Testing is available Read More …