Essay: Gun Violence Is a Public Health Emergency for Our Children

It was the end of the work day when the news from Uvalde  began to flash across our phones. Like pediatricians across the country my eyes welled up with tears. These were tears not only of sadness for these young children, not only of horror Read More …

Rally in Melville Denounces Gun Violence

Protesters demanding action to put an end to gun violence gathered Thursday night outside the Melville office of Sen. Charles Schumer. Speakers included Linda Beigel Schulman who has become a nationally known activist since her son, teacher Scott Beigel, was murdered at the Parkland school Read More …

Essay: Yom Hashoah Reminds Us of the Cost of Hate

On this Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I think of the family that I never met, my grandparents Charlotte and Jacob. and my two aunts Annette and Marie. We say we must remember on this day, but I cannot. With them vanished the potential for Read More …

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 …