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.

Bellone, DeMarco and Suffolk Officials to Implement Pilot Program to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Today, County Executive Bellone was joined by Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, Assistant Deputy County Executive Tim Sini and treatment providers to announce a new pilot program as part of the County’s multi-pronged approach to addressing heroin ...

Pesticide Application for Heckscher State Park in East Islip on October 8

Due to a persistent, severe infestation of salt marsh mosquitoes and an upcoming youth sports tournament, we will be treating parts of Heckscher State Park tomorrow.

Nassau County Department Of Health Continues Rabies Baiting Program

Continuing the effort to eradicate raccoon rabies in Nassau County, Nassau County Department of Health and Cornell University will distribute raccoon rabies vaccine to protect residents from rabies.

3 New Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Suffolk County

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken reported today three new human cases of West Nile virus in Suffolk County.

Four Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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

First Company Pink Holding Second Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch Breast Cancer Fundraiser

For the second year in a row, First Company Pink will be holding their annual Pumpkin Patch Breast Cancer Festival Thursday, October 8th at 3:00PM on the lawn of the County Executive Office at 1550 Franklin Ave, ...

USDA Food Safety Tips For Areas Affected By Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted due to Hurricane Joaquin.

Schumer Urges FAA to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Emergency Medical Equipment Requirements on Passenger Flights

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a comprehensive review of its emergency medical equipment requirements and mandate that all airlines carry appropriate pediatric medical supplies and medicines.

Mangano Announces That Nassau University Medical Center Goes Into High Gear For Hurricane Joaquin

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joins Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, in announcing the hospital is in full preparation for a possible hurricane heading toward the ...

Mangano And North Shore-LIJ Partner To Help Returning Veterans Enter The Workforce

To support veterans transitioning from the military to a life and career back at home, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and North Shore-LIJ Health System President & CEO Michael Dowling today announced a free workshop, entitled ...

LongIsland.com’s 2015 October Family Fun Guide: Tricks and Treats at LI’s Festivals, Hikes, and Spooky Halloween Haunts

Make the most out of October by scheduling your month full of Fall Festivals and Halloween fun!

Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million in Funding For Prostate Cancer Research

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3 million in prostate cancer research funding has been awarded to 20 research institutions across the state to explore new and innovative concepts in prostate cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Prostate ...

Mangano Lights Dome Teal In Recognition Of Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran and Nassau County’s Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein in welcoming members of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) to the Ceremonial ...

Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and Local Fundraising Efforts

Celebrate breast cancer awareness month by contributing directly to your local research institutions and breast cancer centers.

Thirteen Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that 13 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Mangano: Nassau County Department Of Health Partners With Walgreens To Offer Free Flu Shots

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein today announced that the Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health has teamed up with Walgreens to offer free flu vaccinations.

Twenty-One Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that 21 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Copiague Harbor Beach Club Beach Closed

Copiague Harbor Beach Club Beach, in the Town of Babylon, is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

FASNY Kicks Off Cancer Awareness Campaign with Stories of Firefighter Cancer Survivors

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is taking on a new challenge: cancer. More and more firefighters are being diagnosed with cancer, and recent medical studies have demonstrated that firefighters are at a ...

Nassau University Medical Center Takes a Stand to Prevent Older Adult Falls

Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner for older adults.
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