Residents Encouraged to Seek Help If Overwhelmed by Covid-19 Impact, Holidays

Experts in mental health are encouraging residents to reach out for help if the combination of Covid-19 and normal holiday stresses are leaving them feeling overwhelmed. Karen Boorshtein, president and CEO of Family Service League, said many people have lost relatives to the virus, lost Read More …

Northwell Offers App for Blood Draws at Home, Work

Northwell Health Labs has launched an app that can schedule blood draws at home or in an office instead of requiring a patient to drive to a doctor’s office or medical center.  LabFly is available for download via Apple’s iTunes store and Google Play for Read More …

Asian Longhorned Tick Found in Lloyd Harbor

The invasive Asian longhorned tick has been found in three areas of Suffolk County, including Lloyd Harbor, the National Park Service and Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Tuesday. Native to East Asia,  the tick can be found on pets, livestock, wildlife, and, on Read More …

Beaches Closed Because of Bacteria in Water

 The Suffolk County Department of Health has advised against bathing at several beaches because of bacteria stirred up by recent rainfall. In addition, the following local beaches remain closed for the same reason. Lloyd Harbor Estate Beach Lloyd Harbor Remains Closed Since 8/24/19 Huntington Beach Read More …

State Issues Ozone Health Advisory

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for Friday for Long Island and New York City. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, Read More …

Northwell Health Named to Diversity List

Northwell Health, which includes Huntington Hospital,  has been named one of Fortune magazine’s most diverse companies in the country,  the only New York health care organization to make the 2018 list. Northwell ranks 80th on the annual 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list, a partnership between Fortune and Great Place Read More …

Put the Cookie Down: Keep Healthy Over the Holidays

  By MICHAEL GROSSO There are three ways to keep healthy over the holidays. Keep moving.  Find one or more ways to get exercise.  Even walking for a half hour a day confers significant benefits, improving cardiovascular health, making it easier to maintain a healthy Read More …

Health Notes: Blanket Donations, Bleeding Control

Bleeding Control Stony Brook Medicine will host an event to train people to control bleeding of those injured by accidents or violence. Civilians need basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to Read More …

Health Notes: Warning on Dessert Novelty

Frozen Dessert Warning Suffolk County is warning people about eating a potentially dangerous dessert known as “Dragon’s Breath.” Dragon’s Breath is a food novelty made by freezing cereal puffs in liquid nitrogen. The frozen cereal is then served in a cup and eaten using a Read More …

Health Notes: Diabetes Classes; Flu Season Not Over

DIABETES CLASSES: Residents who are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes to participate, free of charge, in the Suffolk County- administered National Diabetes Prevention Program. The program supports moderate behavior changes and has proven to reduce risk in those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. DPP is based Read More …