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PBMC Health grant writer Max Comando of Jamesport, 24,  tests out the weighted Hula Hoops that will be used Saturday for the kids contest at the Garden Festival from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Staples Shopping Center on Route 58 in Riverhead.

PBMC Health grant writer Max Comando of Jamesport, 24, tests out the weighted hula hoops during last year’s Garden Festival. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

• Peconic Bay Medical Center will hold its annual Garden Festival benefit May 8-11 in three locations, Tanger 1 in Riverhead, the hospital’s new campus in Manorville and on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Vouchers, each redeemable for $15 worth of plants, shrubs and flowers, cost $10 apiece and must be purchased online before noon on Tuesday, May 6. (more…)

11/05/11 3:35pm
11/05/2011 3:35 PM

• Peconic Bay Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Total Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee. The seal represents compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety. To earn the seal, PBMC had to undergo extensive on-site evaluation by the Joint Commission and demonstrate compliance with standards specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medical management.

• Family Service League is hosting a free workshop on legal issues for caregivers of people 60 and older. The program will take place at the Riverhead Legislative Auditorium, 300 Center Drive, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Funding for the program is provided by Suffolk County Office for the Aging and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the New York State Office for the Aging. Call 369-0104.

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11/03/11 2:00am
11/03/2011 2:00 AM

• New York Times best-selling author Lee Woodruff will speak at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead on Friday, Nov. 4, as part of a Me and My Life Makeover Event sponsored by Tanger and AARP. The free event aims to empower women to take charge of their futures by planning for long-term health, financial and home needs and will also offer mini makeovers, professional photos, refreshments, gift bags and games. It will take place in the parking area outside Saks OFF 5th in Tanger II from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ms. Woodruff will speak at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. about caring for her husband, ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, after he sustained a traumatic brain injury while covering the war in Iraq.

To send Health Beat news, email jlane@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Friday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

10/04/11 12:21pm
10/04/2011 12:21 PM

• McGuire’s Hearing Services will be contributing to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The company will donate a portion of its proceeds from the hearing devices it sells during the month, as it did last year. But this year is particularly significant because a staff member succumbed to the disease several months ago and the donation effort is dedicated to her memory, according to company owner, David Carr. McGuire’s maintains offices in Greenport, Riverhead, Southampton and Patchogue, as well as two locations in the Bronx.

• As part of the Senior Wellness Education Series, Southold Town’s Human Services and Eastern Long Island Hospital present ‘How do you feel about … ?’, an open-ended discussion of the changes that come with age. The program takes place Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to noon, at the town senior center in Mattituck. The series is funded by Long Island Home through a grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health. For transportation, call 298-4460.
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09/26/11 3:40pm
09/26/2011 3:40 PM

• Peconic Bay Medical Center will offer free flu shots on Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in conference rooms A & B. The vaccine, to be provided via injection, protects against three stains of influenza: AH1N1 or swine flu, A/H3N2 and influenza B. There’s no charge for the vaccination, but recipients must be at least 18 years old. Walk in or call 548-6080 for an appointment.

To send Health Beat news, e-mail jlane@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Friday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

09/21/11 1:25pm
09/21/2011 1:25 PM

• The 13th annual North Fork Breast Health Coalition 5k Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held at Tanger Outlet Mall in Riverhead, Sunday, Sept. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The first 300 registrants will receive a NFBHC gift bag. Registration and pledge forms are available at the group’s website at northforkbreasthealth.org or call 208-8889.

• Peconic Bay Medical Center has scheduled a blood drive in its conference rooms A, B and C, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Bring an ID with a signature or photo. Anyone in generally good health between the ages of 16 and 75 is eligible to be a blood donor, although 16-year-olds need parental permission and anyone 76 or older must have a doctor’s note. You need to weigh at least 110 pounds and not have had a tattoo within the past 12 months. You should eat a low-fat diet and drink fluids before giving blood. Call 1-800-688-0900.

• The Riverhead community blood drive will be held at the Riverhead Fire Department, 540 Roanoke Ave., in the second-floor banquet room, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1-7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Call Lauren at 369-9136.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a food allergy training course at its education center, 423 Griffing Ave., Friday, Sept. 23, 2-5 p.m. Participants will learn the difference between a food allergy and a food reaction. The course is ideal for professionals who work with children. The fee is $20. Call 727-7850, ext. 355.

To send Health Beat news, e-mail jlane@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Friday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.