Huntington Hospital Expert Weighs in on Best Mask Against Covid-19

As the Covid-19 epidemic wears on, many medical experts are recommending the use of N-95 masks and not the cloth versions that became commonplace back in 2020. Dr. Adrian Popp, head of the infectious diseases department at Huntington Hospital, said that, the Omicron variant of Read More …

Update: Excelsior Pass FAQ; Paramount Show Canceled

The New York State Department of Health offers an explanation of how the Excelsior Pass program works. The pass, which contains Covid-19 vaccination information, is available for free. Here are the details. Paramount Cancels Show The Paramount canceled Friday night’s Jessie’s Girl New Year’s Eve Read More …

Covid-19 Testing Underway at Huntington Hospital

Residents lined up in their vehicles at Huntington Hospital Thursday morning for Covid-19 tests. The hospital began offering the tests at 7 a.m. Drivers were directed first into a parking lot by the hospital for paperwork and then across the street at 30 View Acre Read More …

Updated: Huntington Hospital to Shut Down Nearly All Visitation

Huntington Hospital will shut down most visitation starting Thursday because of the spread of Covid-19. A partner will be allowed for patients in labor and delivery, and a visitor can attend to someone in end of life care. Otherwise, no visitors will be  permitted, the hospital Read More …

Updated: Covid-19 Cases, Deaths Rise in Huntington; Some Restrictions Added

The number of Covid-19 patients at Huntington Hospital rose to 45 on Monday. Experts attribute the rise in cases and deaths to an increase in indoor gatherings, from waning immunity from the vaccinations and the spread of both the Delta and Omicron variants. Town Clerk Read More …

Huntington Hospital Adds ‘Pathway’ for Cancer Patients

Huntington Hospital has created a program to move cancer patients who arrive at the Emergency Department more quickly to  other units of the hospital where they can get specialized care. Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of the hospital, said that cancer patients often have setbacks, Read More …

For Covid-19 Long-Haulers, Online Therapy Group Provides a Refuge

Lori Donahue doesn’t have to think back to March 2020 when she first developed Covid-19 to remember the debilitating effects of the virus. Some of them are still with the Nassau County resident, 20 months after she was infected, and manifest in strange ways, from Read More …

On Land and Sea, Parades and Other Holiday Celebrations

The holiday season is fast approaching, with boat and street parades, road runs, Menorah and Christmas tree lightings, the arrival of Santa and more. The Huntington Holiday Spectacular gets underway Nov. 27 on Wall Street and continues through Jan. 2, featuring music, lights and some surprises.  Read More …