Despite a recommendation to approve Peconic Bay Medical Center’s application for a cardiac catheterization lab in favor of one proposed for Southampton Hospital, a committee of state Public Health and Health Planning Council members has approved both proposals. READ
Each week at the addiction support and recovery home Mainstream House, a group of men gather to share their stories of sobriety and encourage each other.
Suffolk Community College in Riverhead hosted the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Sunday. It was the first time the American Cancer Society’s premier event was held in Riverhead and about 3,500 people participated in the five-kilometer walk, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research. READ
A new form of medical marijuana — a controlled-dose, solid-fill pill — is now available at Columbia Care’s medical marijuana dispensary in Riverhead.
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead unveiled its new on-site gym Oct. 4. The fitness facility, which features cardio machines and free weights, is exclusively for employees and serves as a platform for other Employee Wellness initiatives, hospital officials announced.
Shawn Widmyer-Natale’s whole world changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s.
Nearly 250,000 women will be diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer this year alone. And according to the American Cancer Society, one in about 36 women with the disease will die from it. READ
Nicholas Hernandez, a five-year-old boy from Riverhead, is trying to raise awareness for lymphatic disease, a common and incurable swelling ailment that is often overlooked despite affecting an estimated 10 million people nationwide. READ