If you get stung by a jellyfish, choose your remedy wisely. (Credit: NVTOfficeClips)
The next time a friend makes his way up from the bay, writhing in pain from a jellyfish sting, do him a favor and keep your bottoms buttoned. The widely known fix of peeing on a jellyfish sting to stop the pain is nothing but a myth, and could actually intensify the pain, medical professionals say.
heese, beer and stinky feet all attract mosquitoes to the skin. (Credit: Tim Kelly, file)
It’s time to set the record straight on the laws of attraction — for mosquitoes, that is.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no ingestible remedy one can take to repel the little buggers. (more…)
The dining room table set for a dinner at Jack and Patricia Orben’s Aquebogue home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
With so few hours in the day and so much to accomplish, the daily activity of eating dinner as a family can sometimes fall by the wayside.
But nutrition and mental-health experts agree that it’s one activity that shouldn’t be neglected as family dinners offer much more than a full stomach.
Area youth group organizers discussed access to mental health services during a forum last month. (Credit: Carrie Miller,
Recent studies have shown that more young adults are seeking hospital treatment for mental health issues than ever before. That’s due in part due to the availability of better insurance coverage with healthcare reform, according to researchers at Indiana and Purdue universities.
Locally, mental health providers say there simply aren’t enough services available to help youth in need. (more…)
A woman self-administering insulin. (Credit: Corbis stock image)
Studies have shown that diabetes, which causes blood sugar to reach dangerous levels, significantly increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. For that reason, it’s imperative patients maintain treatment and diet regimens that will enable them to live longer and healthier lives. (more…)
Deer feeding at one of the ’4-poster’ tick control stations on Shelter Island. (Times/Review file photo)
Get the bug spray ready: Ticks are emerging and looking for warmblooded beings like you and me to snack on. And all too often, the critters leave behind harmful pathogens that put people at risk for illnesses like Lyme disease. (more…)
Shoshire Kennels co-owner Dwayne Early of Aquebogue and his long-haired Chihuahua Lady Gaga last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The rolling purr of a cat or sloppy kisses of a dog are a simple signs of affection that can go a long way for people, providing pet owners with a sense of companionship and something to look forward to when coming home to an otherwise empty house. (more…)
In about the time it takes you to read this column, three people will have suffered a stroke. Stroke — which occurs when a clot or ruptured vessel interrupts the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain — attacks someone every 40 seconds, according to the American Stroke Association, which is celebrating National Stroke Awareness Month during May. (more…)