Dowling Recognized Again as a Top Heathcare Leader

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health has again been named one of the most influential people in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. The publication released its list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2023” in its Dec. 4 issue. Dowing Read More …

Pediatrician Offers Ways to Cope With Shortfall in Some Children’s Medicines

If you’ve reached for certain children’s medicines at your drugstore lately and discovered the shelf is empty, you’re not the only one. With a surge in cases of flu, RSV and Covid-19, some parents and pharmacies nationwide are reporting a shortage of over-the-counter medicines, such Read More …

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 …

Small Landlords, Feeling Squeeze, Joining Protest Over Rent Program

A handful of Long Island landlords are joining a bigger protest in Manhattan Monday morning to express their anger at the handling of a rent assistance program that they say has harmed them financially. The landlords will demonstrate outside the New York office of Gov. Read More …

Newest Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Available

Pharmacies have begun administering the newest Covid-19 booster, designed to designed to defeat both the original virus and its newer sub-variants. The newest boosters are available at many drugstores, including CVS and Walgreen stores. The booster covers the virus as well as the BA.4 and Read More …

Art League to Celebrate With Grand Reopening

The Art League of Long Island will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday with an open house. Like many businesses and organizations, the league took a serious hit from the Covid-19 epidemic, struggling to remain viable. But it hung on, with the support of members of Read More …

Businesses Could Be Eligible for Covid-Related Covid-19 Tax Credit

Small businesses in New York State with expenses related to the Covid-19 epidemic may be elgibile for a tax credit program. The state has announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine whether they are eligible for the COVID-19 Capital Read More …

Suffolk to Offer Covid Vaccines to Children Under 5

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that Department of Health Services will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to five years old on Thursday. About 82,000 children in Suffolk County are in the newly eligible age cohort. The American Academy of Read More …