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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.

Seven More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk

Residents urged to eliminate stagnant water near homes.

Ebola Outbreak a Threat to the U.S.?

Since March the largest Ebola outbreak in history has infected at least 1,200 people and killed more than 670 of them, including two Americans. What's the chance of it spreading to the U.S.?

Schumer: Over 40k Long Islanders with Disabilities Face Huge Financial Burden

Plan Creates Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts, Like those for College, To Help Parents Better Afford Medical Care, Education, Transportation & Other Services

Lessons at Sea: Sailing, Swimming, Kayak, and Canoe Classes on Long Island

Explore the water by learning a new sport that can literally take you to new places!

New Year's Resolution Checkpoint: Halfway Through the Year, How are You Doing?

Half of 2014 has come and gone - where are you as far as the goals and resolutions you set at the beginning of the year?

Schumer: At Least 3 Long Islanders Have Confirmed Cases of Excruciating Chikungunya Virus & Feds Are Yet to Act

As Schumer Previously Warned, Chik-V Has Continued to Spread from Caribbean & S. America to the United States, Including 3 Travel-Related Cases on LI.

Advisory Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches

Copiague Harbor Beach remains closed and advisories have been issued for many other beaches.

Nickel Exposure through Electronic Devices May Be Cause for Rash

Coming up with a skin rash? It may be due to nickel exposure from contact with electronic devices you're using everyday.

Unwind and De-stress with Yoga Classes This Summer

Try out yoga and find your center through meditation and therapeutic exercises!

Lace Up for a Good Cause: Summer 2014 Fun Runs and Charity Runs

Grab a friend and run on down to these local 5ks and other races that all benefit not-for-profits in your area!

Suffolk County Mosquito and Larva Spraying Scheduled for July 8

Weather permitting, there will be larvicide and pesticide sprayed on Tuesday July 8, 2014.

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Establish Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program for New York State.

How to Handle Summer Emergencies

The summer is a time for fun in the sun but it is also a time to practice caution and proper safety.

Revised Immunization Requirements for School Attendance in Effect

An update to school immunization requirements by the State Department of Health means students will be getting more shots. The changes go into effect July 1, 2014.

Mosquito Spraying Slated for July 1st on Fire Island

Spraying will occur between 6 PM and 10 PM if weather allows.

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recall, Peanut Allergy Suffers Beware

Select Haagen-Dazs ice cream cartons have been recalled. The products were distributed to the East Coast, including New York.

Governor Cuomo Announces Plan to End the Aids Epidemic in New York State

Three-pronged Plan Focuses on Improved HIV Testing, Preventing the Spread of the Disease, and Better Treatment for People Who Have It

Best Ways to Cool Off Outside and Indoors

This summer, stay cool while taking in some of the best sights and activities Long Island has to offer.

Visit to the Pediatrician to Come with Additional Recommendation – Read to Your Baby

From the time of infancy, parents and caregivers should read aloud to young children. This comes after new guidelines were issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatricians are now advised to include the component of early ...

Sweet Summer Smoothie Recipes

Sit back and relax and sip on one of these thick, sweet, blended beverages.
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