On May 28, 2013, Jeanette Fink received a phone call in the middle of night telling her that her son, Justin Walker, who was visiting family in North Carolina, had been involved in a terrible car crash. The Riverhead woman jumped out of bed and booked the first flight south. READ
A mosquito sample in Aquebogue tested positive for West Nile virus, the Suffolk County Health Department announced today. In total, 19 samples tested positive across the county July 27 to July 28. READ
Cataract removal surgery recently became more cutting-edge at Eastern Long Island Hospital, where ophthalmologist Dr. Lawrence Buono has been performing what hospital officials are calling a “breakthrough” technique since February. READ
“Epilepsy is what you have, not what you are,” reads a flier advertising monthly meetings of a Riverhead support group for people with the neurological condition. “Epilepsy is part of your life. It is not your whole life.” READ
It goes without saying that anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer must contend with a seemingly inexhaustible number of challenges. Hampton Jitney and the Sag Harbor nonprofit Fighting Chance partnered last year to ease one of those challenges by arranging transportation for patients to meet with New York City oncology specialists.
During the summer, considerable emphasis is placed on ways to safeguard against tick bites. Less discussed but also important is how to avoid the omnipresent threat of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac — three plants that all cause the same itchy, persistent skin rash. READ