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Maintaining your health is something that is important to everyone, and with the medical advances that are made, it seems as though there are new ways to improve your health & wellness each and every day. Long Island Health & Wellness articles will give you the scoop on the important health issues you'll want to know about, as well as topics of specific interest to Long Islanders.

Suffolk County SPCA Holds Annual Free Rabies Clinic

There will be a free clinic on Saturday, September 20, in Islip.

Get Your Flu Shot! Flu Season Begins as Early as October, Says CDC

It can take two weeks for your body to develop full protection after receiving a flu shot. Health officials are encouraging people to get their annual flu shot in before the start of October.

Empire State Lyme Disease Association Seeks to Raise Awareness

The Empire State Lyme Disease Association supports World Wide Lyme Awareness.

AG Schneiderman Files Groundbreaking Lawsuit to Block Pharmaceutical Manufacturer From Manipulating Alzheimer's Patients

Antitrust Lawsuit Alleges Drug Company Plans To Force Alzheimer’s Patients To Change Medications In Order To Eliminate Competition and Protect Profits

Tens of Thousands to Lose Health Care Coverage or Financial Aid under U.S. Health Care Law

Deadlines passed and others coming up have tens of thousands at risk of losing health care coverage or financial aid under U.S. health care law by the end of September.

Volunteer for National Courtesy Month

September is National Courtesy Month! Volunteer for a local organization and make a difference in your community!

1.2 Million Smoke & Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Recalled

If you're home is armed with a Kidde smoke or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detector, be aware there's been a recall on certain models. The recall affects approximately 1.2 million units.

Mangano Announces Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets Open to all Nassau County Pet Owners

Nassau County will partner with the Towns of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead and the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association to offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets.

Cyanobacteria Blooms Occurring in Sagaponack, West Islip, Southampton

Cyanobacteria blooms have been found in Sagg Pond, Sagaponack, Lake Capri in West Islip, and Old Town Pond, Southampton

September is Suicide Awareness Month

Leg. Browning, Response of Suffolk and Assoc. for Mental Health & Wellness to Host Public Seminar at Mastic-Moriches- Shirley Library on Sept. 16.

Kate Middleton is Pregnant with Second Child

Adorable little Prince George will soon have a sibling! Prince William and wife Kate are expecting baby no. 2.

Update: Joan Rivers Passed Away After Being Removed from ICU

Joan Rivers was in the intensive care unit since last week when she stopped breathing during a minor surgery; she passed away shortly after leaving the ICU

CVS Ends Sale of Tobacco Products Ahead of Schedule

Seven months after initially announcing the end of tobacco sales in its stores, CVS has removed all tobacco products from its shelves.

Long Island Crisis Center To Hold 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

Long Island Crisis Center To Hold 6th Annual "Let's Walk, Let's Talk...Stepping Together To Prevent Suicide" On September 21st.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

Ozone Advisory in Effect for the New York City Metro and Long Island Regions.

New Study Could Help Train Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Food Over “Junk”

A recently published study shows promise for methods used undo conditioned preference for unhealthy foods and increase enjoyment of healthier options.

Suffolk County SPCA Offers Hot Weather Tips for Your Pet

The Suffolk County SPCA has released the following tips.

Joan Rivers Stops Breathing during Surgery, Rushed to NYC Hospital

Long-time comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital this morning after she stopped breathing during a minor surgery.

Blydenburgh and Gardiner County Parks Advised to Suspend Nighttime Activities

Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus.
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