Long Island Health & Wellness News Coverage





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.

UPDATE: Huntington Beach & Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Reopens

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip and Head of the Bay Club Beach in Huntington Bay are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

Rep. Rice, State & Local Officials Call for Federal Approval of Long Beach Emergency Department

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to approve South Nassau Communities Hospital’s request to open and operate a 24-hour Emergency Services Department in Long Beach.

NOAA Study: Fireworks Produce Air Pollutants Linked to Short- and Long-Term Health Effects

While many grew up learning that fireworks can be dangerous to the eyes and hands if not handled properly, fireworks also produce air pollutants, including particulate matter, that are linked to short-term or long-term health effects.

Schumer Reveals: 50,000+ Long Island Seniors Could Be Homebound Because Critical Aging In Place Program is in Danger of Expiring

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the federal DOT to provide approximately $1 million in federal funding for North Hempstead’s Project Independence, a vital transportation program serving over 50,000 seniors across Nassau County.

Governor Cuomo Announces Medicaid Redesign Efforts Saving Taxpayers Billons

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York’s Medicaid spending per person dropped to a 13 year low over the past 12 months.

Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations to Make Up for Expected Shortfall Due to Fourth of July Holiday Travel

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

USDA Wants to See You “#GrillingLikeaPRO” This Fourth of July Weekend

This Fourth of July weekend, many Americans will be celebrating our nation with family gatherings and summer cookouts. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, ...

Suffolk County Aerial Larvicide Notification for June 30

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.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for Fire Island on June 30 & July 1

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Nassau County SPCA: 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Nothing says we love America than colorful fireworks blasting to the tune of the "rockets red glare" and some of our favorite patriotic tunes as we watch in amazement waving our American flags. But before you head ...

First Mosquito Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus This Season

SCDHS Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced today that a mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, a Culex pipiens-restuans, was collected on June 18, 2015 in South Huntington.

CDC on Summer Sun Safety for Kids

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.

Governor Cuomo Announces $658 Million to Support Nutrition Programs for New Yorkers in Need

Governor Cuomo announced $658 million to support access to healthy and nutritious food for some of New York’s most vulnerable residents.

Schumer Introduces Legislation to Protect Families from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer recently announced new legislation to combat the recent rise in carbon monoxide-related deaths.

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Signs “Toxin Free Toy Act”

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today unanimously approved a proposal intended to safeguard children by prohibiting the sale of new toys containing six toxins that pose a threat to childhood development.

USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Thunderstorms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Northeast, Central Appalachians and Ohio Valley due to severe thunderstorms.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Closed

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Suffolk County Aerial Larvicide Scheduled for June 23

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae on June 23.

Health Officials Issue Peconic River Recreation Advisory

Following the amassing of thousands of dead bunker fish on the shores of the Peconic River on May 29, 2015 and June 14, 2015, health officials are warning residents and visitors who choose to recreate near these ...

Suffolk County Mosquito Larvae Control at Salt Marshes Scheduled for June 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.
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