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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.

Blydenburgh and Gardiner County Parks Advised to Suspend Nighttime Activities

Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus.

HP Recalls 6 Million Notebook Computer Power Cords, Fire and Burn Risks

HP and Compaq notebook and mini-notebook computer users beware of this latest recall concerning fire and burn risks.

Avoiding the Freshman 15: Ways to Stay Health Conscious at School

Don't let the dreaded Freshman 15 sneak up on you while you're away at school. There are plenty of ways to exercise and stay healthy in college.

Schumer: DEA Has Completed Final Step to Tighten Control of Hydrocodone, Among Most Highly Abused & Widely Prescribed Drugs in NY

DEA Has Approved Final Rule & Will Start Enforcing Tighter Controls on the Prescription of Hydrocodone Within 45 Days

AG Schneiderman Announces Funding to Equip SUNY Campus Police With Life-Saving Heroin Antidote

Schneiderman: Making Naloxone Available to Campus Police Could Save Students’ Lives and Give Them a Second Chance

Update: Mosquito Spraying in Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst Cancelled

Technical issues have forced the cancellation of scheduled pesticide spraying.

Purr-fect Idea for All Pets: August 22nd is Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

Many homes have cats and other pets, and part of loving these pets is taking them to the veterinarian for a check-up and for shots. So, check out all the places to take your pets for a ...

Indian Cuisine and Cooking 101

Never given Indian food a chance before? Here’s a little information to entice those taste buds.

What the Ice Bucket Challenge is Actually Doing for ALS

The social media craze has raised millions for ALS research.

Instant Noodles Satisfy the Hungry Stomach but Study Reveals Health Implications to the Heart

A new study reveals how consuming instant noodles may be hurting the heart, especially in women.

Suffolk County Warns Residents of the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine

An Ohio teenager died in July after consuming powdered caffeine.

Increasing Cases of Meat Allergy Triggered by Tick Bite

Watch out for those blood-sucking ticks, especially the Lone Star tick! One bit may trigger meat allergy.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Runoff from intense rainfall has increased bacterial levels in numerous beaches.

Foul Floodwater: What To Do After A Flood

With the aftermath of yesterday’s heavy rainfall, now more than ever, it is imperative to know what to do after a flood occurs.

National Relaxation Day: Calming Ways To Unwind

National Relaxation Day is August 15th. How will you choose to celebrate and unwind?

More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Residents urged to eliminate stagnant water near homes.

Infection Risk with Certain Tattoo Inks and Kits, FDA Warns

Before going for that tattoo, check that the ink used is not under recall. The FDA has reported cases of infection with certain tattoo inks.

Mount Sinai Patient with Symptoms of Ebola Virus Tests Negative

Test results for the patient who's been isolation since Monday at Mount Sinai for symptoms of Ebola are out. The patient recently returned from travel to West Africa.
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