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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.

Suffolk County Aerial Larvicide and Pesticide Notification for August 4

Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning for aerial larvicide and pesticide application on August 4.

Health Officials Warn of Cyanobacteria Blooms in Montauk

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has reported that cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) have exceeded bloom criteria at Fort Pond in Montauk.

On National Heatstroke Prevention Day, Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to “Look Before You Lock” and Keep Children Safe from Heatstroke

Governor Cuomo reminded parents and caregivers to “look before you lock” and remain aware of the dangers of leaving children in hot vehicles this summer.

County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 25 North Shore Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 25 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at ...

Blydenburgh County Park Advised to Suspend Nighttime Activities as Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Commissioner of Parks Greg Dawson has been notified and advised to suspend activities at the park during the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.

August is Tree Check Month. A Hug is Fine, But It’s the Look that Can Help Save the Nation’s Hardwoods

A stroll in the park. The backyard barbeque. Hiking in the woods. Dusting off the tree swing. Summer outdoor activities offer a prime opportunity to help protect the nation’s hardwoods from a potentially landscape-altering pest, the Asian ...

Pesticide Application Scheduled for August 1

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: Severe Weather Can Threaten Summer Fun, Safety and Health

Extreme weather in the summer can include soaring temperatures, thunderstorms, and dry conditions. Extreme weather poses serious health risks, causing illnesses, injuries and sometimes death.

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 this week with the assistance of our partners in government.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State For Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An ozone advisory in effect for Long Island and New York City metro regions.

Governor Cuomo Advises New Yorkers to Stay Safe in Summer Heat

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to take precautions as high temperatures and humidity are being predicted throughout New York State this week.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for July 28 - 30

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

Six New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that six more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Health Commissioner Issues Advisory about Foam Parties

Suffolk County Department of Health Services Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, today advised residents, especially parents and guardians, about foam parties/fests, gatherings where soapy foam is sprayed onto participants.

Kaminsky Calls For Investigation of Deficient Mental Health Coverage For Children

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky authored a letter to the New York State Department of Financial Services last week to express deep concern about the lack of commercial insurance coverage for mental health services for middle class families on ...

Suffolk County SPCA Summer Safety Alert: Hot Cars Kill Dogs

Suffolk County SPCA alerts the public of hot car safety and pets.

CDC: Plan for Diabetes Care in Heat & Emergencies

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to ...

Mangano Announces Cooling Center Openings in Nassau County

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 today and tomorrow with the assistance of our partners ...

Four Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lindenhurst, Nesconset, and East Northport

Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that four more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D. today issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, ...
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