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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.

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.

Fears of Chikungunya Spread after Travel to World Cup, Schumer Asking for Issuance of Health Alert

Sen. Charles Schumer is asking for the issuance of a health alert concerning the spread of Chikungunya as travelers returning back from the World Cup in Brazil. Without proper measures, it can speed the spread of the ...

Dire Dangers of Consumer Bought Fireworks & Unprofessional Usage

Choose safety this July 4th and opt for professional fireworks displays instead of perilous displays carried out by the untrained public.

How To Keep Your Furry Friends Healthy & Safe This Summer

Everyone wants to enjoy a safe summer, pets included! Here are some ways to keep yours safe, happy, and healthy this season.

Who is Eligible for Treatment Under the New NY Medical Marijuana Law?

New York is poised to legalize medical marijuana, but only a few select conditions will qualify patients for prescriptions.

Baby Dies in Sweltering SUV after Father Forgets Him, Father Charged with Murder

Temperatures reached as high as 91 degrees yesterday in Georgia when a young boy was left in the car by his father after forgetting to drop him off at daycare. The boy was found unresponsive and dead ...
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