Op-Ed: Children Deserve Every Protection Covid-19 Vaccine Provides

Last week, I was Covid testing a young child outside my office when a woman driving by shouted at my patient’s mother.: “You might want to reconsider getting your child tested- 99.99 percent of children survive Covid!!” As shocking as that unsolicited drive-by intrusion was, Read More …

Anti-Racism Group Gathers for Fun Day in the Park

Residents gathered in a Northport park Saturday to support efforts against hate and bigotry. The family gathering, which included music, activities for kids and giveaways for children and adults, was sponsored by the Northport chapter of Not in Our Town, a national organization dedicated to Read More …

Op-Ed: Leaders Must Denounce the Hate We Are Seeing

Like so many of us, I have spent the past several days trying to come to terms with what we witnessed take place at our nation’s Capitol. When I was a very young little girl my mother spoke to me of losing both her parents Read More …

Covid-19 Vaccine: A Pediatrician Answers Your Questions

If you are anything like me, you got emotional and even moved to tears while watching the rollout of the Covid vaccine to healthcare workers. I personally look forward to the day when I will be offered the opportunity to receive the vaccine. While most Read More …

Huntington Pediatrician to Be Honored at Conference

A Huntington pediatrician will be honored Dec. 8 at the state NOW conference. Dr. Eve Krief, founder of Long Island Inclusive Communities Against Hate, aimed at fostering mutual respect and understanding in diverse communities, will receive a Susan B. Anthony award at the conference. She Read More …

Op-Ed: Do Lives of Migrant Children Matter?

I have been disturbed by many stories and images over the past several years  of migrant children being traumatized at our southern border. One story in particular about a boy named Carlos  has haunted me since I first learned of it . Perhaps it is Read More …

Op-ed: Holocaust Analogies Are Vital

There has recently been criticism of the comparison between detention facilities holding immigrant children and concentration camps. I not only agree with the Holocaust analogy but feel it is vitally important to make such analogies as we confront the human rights violations being committed by Read More …

Groups Protest Immigration Policies

Groups opposed to U.S. immigration policies, including tear-gassing of Central American immigrants on the southern U.S. border, gathered Saturday to demand change. Carrying signs and shouting slogans, the protesters  at the Stop the Tears rally drew both support and opposition from passing motorists at the Read More …

Opinion: Your Vote Impacts the Health of NY Kids

While national events consume the news prior to the upcoming midterm elections, it is important to remember that there is a lot at stake for children in this election. Voting outcomes at the state and county levels of government can impact the health and well-being Read More …