The Express News Group hosted a virtual Press Sessions event on Thursday, August 12, that included a panel of medical experts and community leaders to offer helpful advice and factual medical information — with no judgment — to people on the South Fork who remain unvaccinated, hoping to address their concerns and answer their questions. It’s an important moment in the fight against COVID, and getting facts to people is essential in defeating the virus.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital began administering COVID-19 vaccination shots at Parrish Memorial Hall, on the hospital property, on Herrick Road in Southampton Village this week.
To discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, answer questions from community members, and address common misconceptions about the vaccine, The Express News Group will be hosting a virtual Express Sessions event, titled “Getting the Facts on the COVID Vaccine” on Thursday, August 10, at 10 a.m. The discussion will be held via Zoom, and registration is required to attend the free event.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine have still not said whether a mandate announced last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo that all state hospital employees be vaccinated will be applied to the staff at SBSH — where employees interviewed this week estimated that as many as 25 percent of their colleagues are not vaccinated and union leaders have protested vaccination requirements for its members.
Summer is in full swing at Southampton Arts Center (SAC). From the return of ICP Talks, this year with a focus on street photography, to a hilarious reading of celebrity autobiographies by their fellow stars to thought-provoking films and panels, there is no shortage of things to do at SAC.
With gaps in vaccination coverage driving a new increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — and the highest positivity rates in Suffolk County since early spring — advocates for minority communities say that they are still seeing significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals, especially in the large Latino immigrant population.
As hospitals have returned to a sense of normalcy, so have routine breast cancer screenings, largely put on pause by many women during the height of the pandemic — in some cases, leading to more serious cancer diagnoses as a result, explained Stacy Quarty, president of Lucia’s Angels, who noted that she’s seen a dramatic uptick of patients in recent months.
Lots of people are getting the first cold they’ve had in a year or their first sore throat in many months. Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, explained the rise in infections, especially among children.
Local officials and medical professionals say that the East End’s aggressive COVID-19 vaccination drive efforts and a population that largely embraced vaccinations in general can be credited with pushing the region’s rates well above the statewide averages.
Just because it’s sitting in a wheelbarrow, doesn’t mean it’s local. When I decided to reduce my carbon footprint by eating more local, I had to come to terms with the sad fact that farm stand pineapples are not grown out here. And those pretty packages labeled, “Produit en France?” Probably not either.
With THC now legal for recreational use in 11 states and counting, and CBD being hawked everywhere from high end department stores to the corner bodega, people are seeking out the healing benefits of cannabis more than ever.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Dr. McGintee and others in her field are seeing a rise in diagnosed cases of Alpha-Gal, the meat allergy often caused by a Lone Star tick bite.
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Operated by East End Hospice, the Kanas Center marked its fifth anniversary last month, having served over 1,000 patients with end-of-life care since first opening its doors on March 14, 2016, as a state-of-the-art facility decades in the making, according to Medical Director Dr. Louis Avvento.