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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.

Health Officials Warn of Cyanobacteria Bloom on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton

Researchers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) have confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) at Little Fresh Pond, in the Town of Southampton.

Nineteen Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that nineteen mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Governor Cuomo Announces $17.2 Million to Bolster Biomedical Research in New York State

Governor Cuomo announced $17.2 million in state awards to 26 academic medical institutions for the training of new clinical researchers working on cutting-edge biomedical research.

Leg. Lindsay III Tours Updated Facility for Mental Health Program

Recently, Skills Unlimited, an affiliate of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) hosted Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III to their newly updated Mental Health SUCCESS PROS facility.

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Appellate Court Decision Regarding Home Care Workers

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit took a critical step to right the wrong regarding overtime pay and minimum wage rules for home health care workers.

Health Officials Warn of Cyanobacteria Bloom on Lake Ronkonkoma (Brookhaven Side)

Researchers from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services have confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) at Lake Ronkonkoma* off Pond Road, in the Town of Brookhaven.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for Fire Island, Islip, East Islip, Great River, Beach Hampton, and Napeague August 25-27

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

CDC: Nearly All Contact Lens Wearers in National Survey Report Risky Eye Care Behaviors That Can Lead to Eye Infection

Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their risk of eye infections, according to a report published today by ...

Nine Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that nine mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

UPDATE - Bathing Advisory for Centerport Yacht Club Beach, Tanner Park Beach and Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp Remains Closed

Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp in Peconic is closed due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Mangano Teams Up With Plainedge Schools To Provide Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar

The Plainedge School District will be the first public school district in New York State to provide a free overdose prevention seminar and train its entire staff on the administration of the life-saving, opiate-overdose reversal agent known ...

Suffolk County Pesticide Application for August 19 & 20

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Long Island Gears up for Biggest Health, Wellness & Back-To-School Fair, Calls for Sponsors, Vendors, Donations

Long Island gears up for Biggest, Health, Wellness and Back- to-School. The fair be held in conjunction with African-American Media Network, Long Shoprite Supermarket Island African-American Chamber of Commerce, and Hempstead/Uniondale Times.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Multistate Settlement With Pharmaceutical Company Amgen Inc. For Promoting Off-Label Use Of Aranesp And Enbrel

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $71 million multistate settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that the pharmaceutical company unlawfully promoted biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel for off-label uses.

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Emergency Regulations to Combat Legionnaires' Disease

Governor Cuomo announced that emergency regulations have been adopted by the State Department of Health to prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria and protect New Yorkers from future outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.

Mangano: Cooling Centers Open This Week

In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that cooling centers will be open this week with the assistance of our partners in ...

Suffolk County Aerial Larvicide Notice for August 18

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.

Tanner Park Beach Closed to Bathing

Tanner Park Beach in Copiague is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Long Island Cruizin' For A Cure Returning with 10th Anniversary Car Show

Long Island Cruizin' For A Cure is returning Sunday, September 20, 2015 with its 10th anniversary show.

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Protect Youth from Harmful Effects of Cigarettes By Prohibiting Smoking Near After-School Programs

Governor Cuomo signed legislation to protect children across New York State from exposure to second-hand smoke. The bill prohibits individuals from smoking near schools while after-school programs are in operation.
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