You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get after finding someone the perfect gift, helping an older person cross the street or, say, rescuing a wide-eyed kitten from a tight spot?
It’s more than a warming of the heart — it’s your brain’s way of rewarding you for doing something good, said Stephen Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. (more…)
Imagine your child going in for immunizations but being able to skip the painful sting of a needle and go straight to the Band-Aid and lollipop.
It’s a biomedical technology in the making: a needle-less vaccination administered simply by applying a special skin patch. (more…)
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If you haven’t gotten your annual flu shot yet, it’s not too late.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the seasonal vaccine to protect yourself and those around you. (more…)
An electronic cigarette. (Credit: Lindsay Fox/ecigarettereviewed.com)
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued another warning about the harmful effects of liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. (more…)
Richard Winslow has been on the Peconic Bay Medical Center’s board of directors for over 10 years. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
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Come January, patients will be able to receive medical attention at the Winslow Specialty Care Center, the latest addition to PBMC Health’s campus for ambulatory care in Manorville.
The facility, which will feature offices for general surgery, gastroenterology and spinal surgery, among others, was made possible in part to a $1 million bequest from Richard Winslow of Aquebogue, a longtime benefactor and active member of the Peconic Bay Medical Center Board of Directors. (more…)
The new Red Cross Blood smartphone application allows users to schedule an appointment for blood donations and also gives donors the ability track their individual donation to see where the blood is being used to help others. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Like many Long Island residents left without power in the days following Hurricane Sandy, Cutchogue resident Syd Dufton was in search of a live outlet and an Internet connection.
Does your child refuse to go to school more than the average student? Has your teenager complained about not being able to concentrate during class?
These are problems many parents encounter, but it isn’t always clear when to seek professional help. (more…)
There’s a lot facing the young women of today: peer pressure, relationship troubles and unrealistic body expectations broadcast on television screens and social media sites.
With so much to keep up with, it can be easy for girls to lose their sense of self, and the bigger picture of the woman they hope one day to become. (more…)