Long Island Health & Wellness News Coverage





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.

USDA Offers Summer Food Safety Tips in Advance of Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food.

Cyanobacteria Blooms Occurring in Southampton and Lake Ronkonkoma

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Mill Pond and Lake Agawam in Southampton and Lake Ronkonkoma.

A.G. Schneiderman Offers Consumer Tips On How To Avoid Personal Care Products Containing Plastic Microbeads

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a new pamphlet released by his office aimed at helping consumers choose personal care products that do not contain this known form of plastic pollution.

Presiding Officer Gregory Partners with the SCPD For Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Prescription drug take-back event scheduled at Tanner Park in Copiague.

Suffolk County Department of Health Services Tests Medical Counter Measures Plan

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services, yesterday, tested its readiness to lead in the event of natural or man-made disease outbreak.

CDC Says Study Highlights Risk of Norovirus from Swimming

Simple tips can help swimmers stay safe in various swimming venues.

A.G. Schneiderman Statement On New Guidance From Obama Administration On Insurance Coverage Of Contraception

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released a statement following the release of new guidelines from the Department of Human and Health Services for insurance coverage of contraception.

Mangano Issues Food Safety Tips In Advance Of Memorial Day Weekend

As the warm weather and the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that while warm weather is a perfect time to barbecue, enjoy outdoor dining ...

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

The month of May is dedicated to spreading awareness of a prevalent, yet preventable illness–Lyme disease.

Mangano & Nassau SPCA Issue Coyote Safety And Behavior Tips

With a coyote sighting in New York City last week, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau SPCA today issued the following safety and behavior tips for residents in the event coyotes reach Long Island.

Delayed Spring Weather May ‘Surprise Attack’ Allergy Sufferers

Due to the late start of spring-like weather this year, many Long Islanders have forgotten to take seasonal preventative steps to thwart bothersome allergy symptoms, according to Philip W. Perlman, M.D., FACS, Director of the Department of ...

Mangano Announces Upcoming Events At The Nassau County Aquatic Center

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today released a calendar of events for the Nassau County Aquatic Center, located in Eisenhower Park for the months of April, May and June.

Healthy Suffolk: Learn to Be…Tobacco Free

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, encourage residents who use tobacco to seek help in breaking their tobacco-nicotine addiction and to sign up for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program.

Mangano & Eisenstein Promote The Importance Of Immunizations During National Infant Immunization Week, April 18th-25th

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind parents, caregivers and healthcare providers of the critical role that vaccinations provide in safeguarding children.

Warning: Powdered Product Marketed for Children May Contain Excessive Levels of Lead

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken today warned parents that Bo Ying Compound, a powdered product marketed for treatment of various ailments in infants and children, may contain excessive levels of lead.

Spring Into Fun: Get a Jumpstart on Enjoying a Day at the Beach

Spring is here, which means its time to start thinking about heading to the beach! Check out these fun ways to make the most out of the beach this Spring!

Upcoming Spring Runs and Walks That the Entire Family Can Participate in Together

Break out the sneakers and sign up for a local run or walk on Long Island!

Going for a Ride: The Best Bike Paths on Long Island

Bikers on Long Island have no trouble find great scenic paths.

Fun and Free Events on Long Island this April and May

Here are the best events you can enjoy in the next couple of months - without having to pay!

Schumer: At Least 95,000 Utility Poles on Long Island Treated with Highly Toxic Chemical

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately investigate the specific use of pentachlorophenol, a toxic wood preservative, on utility poles throughout Long Island and urged PSEG Long Island ...
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