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Better Late Than Never: Breast Cancer Screenings Drop, Leading To More Later-Stage Diagnoses

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.

Return of the Cold: Non-COVID Illnesses on the Rise

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.

East End Region Leads State In Vaccination Rates

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.

Climate Corner: Welcome to Locavore Heaven

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.

The Healing Benefits of Cannabis

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.

Cases Of Alpha Gal Meat Allergies From Ticks Are On The Rise

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.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Embraces Virtual Format

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Embraces Virtual Format

East End Addiction Treatment Reaches Fever Pitch During COVID-19 Pandemic

East End Addiction Treatment Reaches Fever Pitch During COVID-19 Pandemic

East End Hospice Reflects On Kanas Center’s Five-Year Anniversary

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.

State Opens Vaccination Rolls To People 50 And Older; Private Practices To Administer Shots

New York State added more than 2 million state residents to the COVID-19 eligibility list this week and began allowing individual medical practices to start requesting vaccine allocations for their doctors to administer to patients — some of which have already started booking appointments.

Q&A: Hospital Chief Reflects On Lessons Learned During The Pandemic Year

Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, spoke last week via Zoom one year after the official start of the tumultuous pandemic year.

Mass Vaccination Center At Stony Brook Southampton Campus Opens Friday

New York State will open a mass vaccination site at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus on Friday, March 19, with appointments for up to 1,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available each day.

Thousands Of Vaccinations For South Fork Seniors

After months of pleas by local officials, thousands of local senior citizens got their first COVID-19 vaccine shots at distribution PODs on the South Fork last week, with the anticipation of much easier access to the growing supply of doses on the horizon.

Doula Helps Pregnant Women Through Home Births Amid Pandemic

“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right,” said Ina May Gaskin, considered the mother of modern midwifery. Doula Melissa Mapes Miller takes those words to heart with her business, Living Wild on Long Island.

Westhampton Beach Pharmacist Leads Charge To Get Locals Vaccinated Against COVID-19

A little after 11 a.m. on February 27, Lou Cassara stepped up onto a metal folding chair in the middle of the Westhampton Beach...

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