3 Respiratory Diseases Circulating Simultaneously

Three separate respiratory diseases are circulating simultaneously, affecting the health of  residents, Dr. Adrian Popp,  head of the infectious diseases department at Huntington Hospital, said Tuesday. The three main culprits–RSV or respiratory syncytial virus, Covid-19 and influenza–are hittng a range of patients, from young to Read More …

Safety Tips Ahead of Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is just days away. This holiday season, people are embracing the traditions they love best: Gatherings with family and friends, and turkey platters with all the trimmings. And don’t forget a day of football – both in the backyard, and on our screens. Read More …

Water Quality Report for LI Sound Finds Plateau

Water quality in the Long Island Sound plateaued or worsened, the environmental group Save the Sound reported Thursday. The waters in the Western Basin, which includes the Suffolk and Nassau shorelines, and Eastern Narrows, the New York City shoreline, are in worse shape than the Read More …

Huntington Hospital Achieves Top Patient Safety Rating

Five Northwell hospitals on Long Island, including Huntington, have earned an “A” rating for patient safety, Northwell said Wednesday. The national distinction recognizes a health system’s commitment to patient safety and achievements in promoting best outcomes. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, assigns an Read More …

Leukemia Diagnosis as Child Influences Writer to Tell Her Story

Molly Prep is a leukemia survivor who wants to share her story with the world and has written a book called Cancer Angst: A Memoir. Her book follows her experience that started in childhood when she began cancer treatment at age seven, and later in Read More …

National Grid Grant Boosts Northwell Nutrition Program

Northwell Health welcomed a $300,000 grant from National Grid Friday that will go toward nutrition through the Dolan Family Health Center as well as other programs. Northwell’s Nutrional Pathways Program, which works with Island Harvest, provides nutritional counseling and support sessions to those in need. Read More …

State Report Finds Surge in Drug Overdose Deaths

A state report has found that drug overdoses surged during the Covid-19 epidemic, increasing by 68 percent. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that an analysis found that deaths increased by nearly 5,000 people from 2019 to 2021. The surge is largely due  to illicit fentanyl Read More …

Hiring in Huntington: Nursing, Physical Therapy

Huntington Hospital has scheduled an open house for nursing and nursing support jobs for Thursday. The open house will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospital. Positions at the hospital  include registered nurses in emergency, critical care, operating room, labor and delivery, Read More …

Group Walks to Support Drug Recovery

Family and friends gathered Saturday at Heckscher Park to mourn the lost those lost to drug use and support those in recovery. Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds, president and chief executive officer of Family and Children’s Association. led the event, encouraging and commending those who in Read More …

Wellness Walk for Recovery at Heckscher Park

A  “Wellness Walk for Recovery” will set at Heckscher Park at 11 a.m. Saturday as part of  National Recovery Month. September is designated to increase opioid awareness, celebrate those who are living in recovery and encourage people to seek help with drug problems. National Recovery Read More …

Schools, Northwell Partner on Student Mental Health

Northwell Health and several local school districts have partnered to offer students who need urgent mental health care an alternative to a visit to a hospital Emergency Room. The Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Behavioral Health Center at Commack  is Northwell’s first pediatric behavioral health urgent care Read More …

State Declares Emergency Over Polio

New York declared a state of emergency Friday over the discovery of polio in several counties. Evidence of the polio virus has been found in Rockland, Orange and Nassau Counties. A Rockland County man was recently diagnosed with a case of paralytic polio. Other evidence, Read More …

Town Hall Tree Lit for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Huntington officials and several mothers of children lost to cancer lit a tree decorated with gold ribbons Thursday in honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Katia Conte, whose daughter Daniela, died  in 2020 at the age of 8 of rhabdomyosarcoma, said that families wanted to put Read More …