Health

South Fork Residents Rally Around Two Residents In Need

Residents of the South Fork are rallying behind two residents facing incredible medical challenges: a volunteer dedicated to providing emergency services who finds himself paralyzed and on a long road to recovery, and a Sag Harbor mother who received an unexpected diagnosis that she is still trying to process.

Local Surgeon to Bring Medical Team to Dominican Republic

For seven years Edna K. Kapenhas, MD, Director of Breast Surgery and Medical Director of The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, has been bringing healthcare specialists to the Dominican Republic

Discovering the Essence of Oils

Join instructor Mary Sabo on Tuesday, January 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. as she teaches a workshop at East Hampton Library on how to use essential oils to help with emotional support.

Design Team Named For New Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

the Southampton Hospital Association on Saturday announced that Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects will work together as the design team for the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

A New Eating Disorders Support Group Comes To Southampton, Filling A Need

She founded an adult women’s eating disorder support group in August that is held every Wednesday at Ananda Wellness and Yoga in Southampton Village.

Man’s Love Of Horses Leads To An Equine Visit At East End Hospice

Man's Love Of Horses Leads To An Equine Visit At East End Hospice

Surprise Billing Leaves Patients More Than They Expect Out of the ER

It’s bad enough when a sprained ankle or a fever that just won’t let up results in a trip to the emergency room for you or your child. It’s even worse when, instead of receiving a bill for a co-pay of $75 or $100, you get hit with one for $1,000, $3,000, or even more.

Buddhism Continues to Grow on the South Fork

Ocean Zendo is one of several year-round Buddhism practices on the East End

Breathe: Live Well and Retreat

When Lisa Zaloga and Heidi Humes of ZalogaYoga host their “Live Well” retreats, they have a mission: to encourage people to be better humans and better travelers.

Passarella Offers a Sweet Way to Say Thanks

Michele Passarella, a two-time breast cancer survivor, remembers the help the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offered her when she battled the disease a few short years ago.

Independent Pharmacies Feel Helpless As Unregulated Middlemen Influence Profits

All independent pharmacies in Southampton and East Hampton towns, like other pharmacies across the state and the country, are facing financial challenges as a result of an unregulated middleman system, with pharmacies on one side and drug manufacturers and insurance companies on the other.

How Nationwide Vaping Concerns Are Playing Out On The South Fork

In the last month, two adults with a history of vaping have been admitted to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for acute respiratory failure, tying the East End into the national outbreak of vaping-related hospitalizations.

Workshops Invite Women To Explore And Connect

On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon, a small group of women gathered in the upstairs room at the Bridgehampton Community House to delve into a topic few of them had probably ever actually spoken about before — jealousy.

Ambulance Services Adapt To Meet Summer Demand

As the East End’s volunteer ambulance services juggle increasing annual call volumes against a corps of volunteers facing growing constraints on their own time, they continue to look for creative ways to meet demand for their services.

The Retreat Earns $450,000 To Help Survivors Secure Long-Term Housing

That is where funding for transitional housing becomes critical to ensuring that a survivor does not become a victim once more, says The Retreat’s executive director, Loretta Davis. Earlier this month, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $450,000 in federal funding for The Retreat through the U.S. Department of Justice Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program.

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A Conversation with Kasia Klimiuk

The co-founder of Our Fabulous Variety Show talks about the evolution of the arts nonprofit, which will host a Leap Year fundraiser on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, how drag culture has come to the forefront on the South Fork and what the future holds for OFVS.

Home: Never Wanting to Leave Sag Harbor

I often wonder why it is that I’m forever teeter-tottering between wanting to travel the world and never wanting to leave home? My husband, man of few words, reminds me that it is because our ‘home’, Sag Harbor, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. One minute I’m at the top-ready to fly off to foreign lands; while the next minute, I don’t want to budge from under my electric throw blanket. However, after speaking with the Schiavonis, I realize I’m not the only one that feels that way.

Tommy John Schiavoni Endorsed By East End Supervisors For State Senate Bid

Southampton Town Board member and State Senate hopeful Tommy John Schiavoni announced this week that he has received three key endorsements in his bid to seek the Democratic nomination for the 1st District Senate seat.