PSA: Regular Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and Northwell Health wants to educate people about the importance of screening and preventing this disease from spreading. This year it is especially important not to skip screenings because of Covid-19. Colon cancer starts as a polyp, which is easiest to remove when found early and can be detected before it becomes cancer. Screening for colorectal cancer should be done for all people over 45 and for those with a family history of colon cancer. Don’t delay – get screened. Video in Spanish. Read More …

Cold Spring Harbor Lab Wins TD Bank Challenge

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been awarded the TD Ready Challenge to support its new organoid facility. The TD Ready Challenge is an initiative by TD Bank to catalyze innovative solutions for a changing world. The grant provides financial support to organizations that have designed solutions Read More …

Friends Gather to Sing Carols for Teen With Cancer

Friends and neighbors gathered Sunday night to sing Christmas carols to a  Huntington teen battling a rare cancer. The event brought more than 200 people together at the home of Gabby Cava, 16, who was diagnosed in April 2018 with Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma. The Read More …

Volunteers Needed for 2019 Relay for Life Events

The American Cancer Society announced the 13 Long Island locations that will participate in the community-led Relay for Life events happening this summer. In May and June, the local high schools and college campuses are planning to hold the events, two of which are Northport Read More …

Health Notes: Gala Honoree, Health Forum

Women’s Health Forum NYU-Langone experts will talk about risk of heart disease, fitness and dietary tips, and breast self-examinations at a forum set for Thursday Sept. 27. .Physicians are available to answer health questions. This event is led by cardiology nurse practitioner Wendy Beckman, NP; Read More …

Molly Prep Moves On From Cancer to Forge Her Identity

On Nov. 30, 2002, Molly Prep’s day started out just like any other seven-year-old’s would. The day’s agenda included an appointment at her pediatricians’ office, for what was thought to be symptoms of the common cold, followed by a sleepover at her grandparents’ house. However, Read More …