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08/31/17 5:35pm
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UPDATE (Aug. 31): The New York State Department of Health has informed Suffolk County health officials that two additional mosquito samples taken from Manorville have tested positive for the virus known as “Triple E.” READ

06/15/14 12:00pm
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A woman self-administering insulin. (Credit: Corbis stock image)

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…)

10/04/13 5:00pm
10/04/2013 5:00 PM

The Suffolk County Health Department will be holding a public hearing Tuesday to listen to concerns from the community regarding how the county is distributing health care resources.

James Tomarken, the county health commissioner, will be present to listen to the public’s comments.

Topics of interest include the Vector Control division’s role in managing tick-borne diseases, a proposed new fee policy for county health centers and a proposal to establish a Long Island Commission on aquifer protection.

A general meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. with the public hearing to begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Evans K. Griffing Legislative Auditorium located at 300 Center Drive in Riverhead.

A full agenda will be available online on the county website, according to a department release.

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