Riverhead fire headquarters on Roanoke Avenue. (Credit: file photo)
• Riverhead Fire Department will host a community blood drive Tuesday, June 3, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the upstairs banquet room of the Roanoke Avenue firehouse. Donors age 16 to 75 who weigh at least 110 pounds and have not received any tattoos in the past 12 months are eligible. (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…)
Southold Fire Department will host a New York Blood Center blood drive Wednesday, May 28, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Main Road firehouse. Those who donate after 5 p.m. can enjoy a free spaghetti dinner. (more…)
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host an epilepsy support group Monday, May 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in conference room A on the second floor. The group provides encouragement, acceptance, comfort and empowerment. Patients, friends and family are all welcome. For information, or to recommend a speaker, contact Charlie Petersen at CharliePete711@aol.com or 728-2804. (more…)
About a month ago, 82-year-old Jean Taber of Riverside decided to go out for a walk with her dog Freckles — but Ms. Taber, who had been suffering from short-term memory loss, became disoriented and unable to find her way home.
It took more than two days — plus 250 volunteers and the help of a helicopter — to find her body in a wooded area.
But imagine if Ms. Taber had been wearing a GPS locator, a device designed specifically for seniors and those with cognitive impairments and at risk of wandering. With the touch of a button, her family might have been able to locate her within seconds of realizing that she’d left her home. (more…)
Dark chocolate can be good for the heart. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Everyone knows a taste of chocolate is good for the soul. But not everyone knows that it’s also good for the heart.
Depending on how it’s made, chocolate can be a heart-healthy option that reduces both inflammation of cardiovascular tissues and the risk of stroke, a new study by Louisiana State University has found. (more…)
The entrance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)
North Fork hospitals are seeing a transformation in the local health care market — with demand shifting from inpatient services, provided in a hospital setting, to outpatient services, provided at clinics and doctor’s offices. (more…)