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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.

Governor Cuomo Outlines Ebola Preparedness Plan for New York State

Unannounced training drills in health facilities expanded to occur in mass transit centers and on college campuses statewide education session for healthcare workers scheduled for October 21.

New York State and County Health Officials to Announce Preparations for Hospital and Health Workers on Ebola

Today, Wednesday, October 15 2014 at 2pm at Nassau University Medical Center at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, NY.

Mangano And LI Crisis Center Announce New Mental Health And Substance Abuse Helpline

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in conjunction with the Long Island Crisis Center, today launched a new 24 hour a day, seven day a week Mental Health Substance Abuse Helpline, (516) 227-TALK.

Fall Foliage Hikes For 2014

This year explore some Long Island hiking trails while taking in all of the beautiful Fall foliage!

Nassau County Medical Officials to Discuss Ebola Crisis Training for Police, Firefighters and EMS

Information on the latest updates regarding the Ebola virus and methods used for personal protection will be provided.

Allergies are Still in Season! Helpful Info on Fall Allergies

It may not be spring, but many of us are still suffering from allergies.

Fire Prevention Week: Protect Your Family by Testing Your Smoke Alarm Monthly

Don't get burned - test your smoke alarm monthly and make sure you have them set up at the critical points around your home.

4 CSHL Scientists Will Contribute to President’s BRAIN Initiative Under New NIH Grants

The BRAIN Initiative seeks to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain and insights necessary for treating a wide variety of brain disorders.

October is National Vegetarian Month: Time to Veg Out at a Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant!

You couldn’t ask for a better time to try out a Long Island vegan or vegetarian restaurant!

Petting Zoo Fun and What You Need to Know about Staying Clean & Healthy

Before heading to the farms and petting zoos this fall, keep in mind how to stay clean and healthy, especially if you or the kids will be having fun with the farm animals.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a month dedicated to raising awareness through local events.

Public Gets Access to Ellis Island Hospital Complex after More Than 60 Years since Its Last Admittance

It's been more than 60 years, but now the public can get an inside look at Ellis Island Hospital where arriving immigrants were cared for when they got sick or when they were left to their dying ...

Undeclared Peanut Butter in M&M’s Milk Chocolate Theater Box Results in Recall

Before pulling out your munchies for a movie, see if that box of M&M's is part of a recall, especially if you or someone you know is allergic to peanuts.

Suffolk County SPCA Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic September 20

Vaccinations will be given in front of the Islip Town Hall.

Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus, EV-D68, Confirmed in Children in NY

In addition to the flu season coming upon us, parents and children also need to be vigilant of a serious respiratory virus, called EV-D68. Its spread is causing some children to be hospitalized.

Opt for Mass Transit This September 22 in Honor of Car Free Day

Give the environment and your engine a break this Monday, September 2nd in honor of the 2nd Annual Car Free Day on Long Island!

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
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