Baggies of Hollywood-branded heroin seized by the East End Drugs Task Force during an investigation into a Riverhead drug ring. (Credit: Paul Squire file)
Tuition and books will be cheaper over the next three years at Suffolk County Community College for students looking to study drug and alcohol counseling.
SCCC recently received nearly $850,000 from the federal government to go toward its Chemical Dependence Counseling program, which “prepares students for employment or advancement in the field of chemical dependency counseling.” (more…)
Everybody gets to the point when they have to make “doo.”
For some, it’s once, maybe twice a day; but for others, it could be just once or twice a week.
It’s not often discussed — as it’s a bit taboo to talk about poop — but it’s probably safe to say that many have wondered if their bowel movements are normal. (more…)
Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, left, and County Executive Steve Bellone shake hands after the law is signed. (Credit: Courtesy)
Suffolk County has banned the sale of pure caffeine products to minors, while becoming the first county in the nation to limit the potentially deadly substance.
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued a warning about pure caffeine products — which are marketed as energy boosters that can enhance mental focus — earlier this year. The law was signed by County Executive Steve Bellone Wednesday.
All the little locals now have what seems like an unlimited supply of Halloween candy, whether they worked hard for it or their families simply “bought too much.”
It’s a holiday of indulgence — and certainly a dentist’s worst nightmare.
An electronic cigarette. (Credit: Lindsay Fox/ecigarettereviewed.com)
What was intended as a smoking cessation aid is the new smoking trend among Long Island’s youth, say health experts and local school officials, who are seeing an uptick in the number of students using electronic cigarettes.
Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti said he has recently seen firsthand an increase in the number of students using e-cigarettes. (more…)
• Physical therapist assistant Christine Mazzone of Peconic Bay Medical Center will present a lecture, ‘Improve Balance with Exercise,’ at Riverhead Free Library on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. Light snacks and handouts will be provided. Register for RVA189 by calling 727-3228 or at riverheadlibrary.org. (more…)
The entrance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)
Officials from Stony Brook Medical Center and North Shore-LIJ medical care systems confirmed reports Thursday that they are in affiliation talks with both Peconic Bay Medical Center and Eastern Long Island Hospital.
The news comes two years after Southampton Hospital announced that it’s been in talks with Stony Brook. (more…)
A woman born today has roughly a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during her life.
On the other hand, the chance that a woman will never have breast cancer is 87.6 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. (more…)