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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.

State Education Department to Develop Resources to Educate on Need for, Encourage Organ and Tissue Donation

The New York State Education Department announced today in conjunction with Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz that it will work with organizations that promote organ and tissue donation to ...

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Prevention is Better Than a Cure

The month of May is dedicated to spreading awareness of the prevalent, yet preventable illness, Lyme disease. Once the weather begins to warm, the threat of tick-borne illness escalates.

Due to Wastewater Infrastructure Investments, Health Officials Lift Peconic River Recreation Advisory

On December 15, 2015, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued an advisory to residents to take precautions before recreating on the tidal portion of the Peconic River (east of Grangebel Park) due to the possible ...

Cyanobacteria Blooms Found in Wickapogue Pond in Southampton

Results of water sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Wickapogue Pond in Southampton, NY.

Schumer: Calls $20M Authorization For School Water Contamination Lead Testing A Critical First Step

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that his new legislation, which would help school districts across New York State test their drinking water for potential lead contamination, has been included in the must-pass Water Resource Development ...

Acclaimed Psychoanalyst, Björn Salomonsson to Deliver the Lindemann Lecture in Human Development at Adelphi University on May 14, 2016

Salmonsson to talk about “The Internal World as Seen in Psychoanalytic Therapies with Mothers and Infants and with ADHD Children.”

Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million in Cooling Assistance For New Yorkers With Heat-Related Health Issues

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million is available to help New Yorkers who have medical conditions that can be aggravated by extreme heat to buy and install air conditioning.

A New Study Shows Link between E-cigarette Ads and Use Among Youth

There is a link between exposure to e-cigarette advertisements and the use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

East Islip Teacher, Volunteer and Cancer Survivor Honored as a Fierce Leader in the Fight Against Cancer By the American Cancer Society

Michelle Brodtman, an East Islip teacher, volunteer and cancer survivor honored with Heart and Soul Award from the American Cancer Society.

Following Heightened Threat & 60 Zika Cases in NY, Schumer Pushes Emergency $1.9B Funding to Help Stem Spread of Virus

With legislation necessary to take on the Zika virus headed to the Senate floor within a month, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he will push the President’s emergency funding request of $1.9 billion to help ...

Suffolk County Releases Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task-Force Report

Suffolk County today released a report on tick- and mosquito-borne diseases in Suffolk County. The report, produced by the Suffolk County Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task Force (TVBDTF), provides an overview of the diseases transmitted by ticks ...

Sarcoidosis of Long Island Hosts 2nd Annual Awareness Walk

On Saturday, April 16th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Councilwoman Valerie Cartwright, President of Sarcoidosis of Long Island Frank Rivera and the many members and supporters of the not-for-profit organization Sarcoidosis of Long Island at the ...

Island Harvest Food Bank Featured on WABC-TV Special on Saturday, April 16

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, WABC-TV aired a special entitled, “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN: COPING, STRESS, & MOVING FORWARD” at 7 p.m., EDT. (Also re-run on Sunday, April 17 at 5:30 a.m.).

Mangano And Athletes In Wheelchairs Announce Games For The Physically Challenged

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and children from the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County (UCP) today announced plans for the 2016 Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, which takes place from ...

Sickweather Alert: New York Illnesses Going Around 4/19/16 – 4/26/16

Sickweather is prepared to help New Yorkers stay healthy this Spring with local Sickweather forecast.

Mangano Announces Registration Dates For Late Spring Session Fitness Classes And Children's Swim Lessons At The Aquatic Center

Building upon his Fit Nassau initiative to help residents live a healthy lifestyle, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the upcoming registration dates for the 2016 Late Spring Session Land and Aquatic Fitness Classes and ...

17-Year Cicadas to Surface From Soil on Long Island and other Northeastern States

Brood V (5) 17-year cicadas will emerge in the spring of 2016 in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Research Finds That Volunteering Is Good For Your Health

According to research over the past ten years, those who volunteer tend to have a longer life span and experience a more positive mental and social state-of-being as they age.

SCDHS: 5 Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child, National Infant Immunization Week April 16 - 23

You want to do what is best for your children. You know about car seats, baby gates, baby monitors, childproofing your home, and other ways to keep children safe. But, did you know that one of the ...

Legislator Curran Brings Mammograms to 5th Legislative District

Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) is proud to bring the Mammography Van to Baldwin on Thursday May 12th from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library (2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510).
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