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HOSPITAL NEWS

PBMC NYSDOH Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County raises $29,900...

Peconic Bay Medical Center's Cancer Services Program recently earned $29,900 for their participation in the 2014 Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer. The one day 13.1 mile half marathon aime...

Stony Brook Vein Center awarded with IAC Accreditation

The Stony Brook Vein Center at Stony Brook Medicine has just been granted full accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). "Our Vein Center is among only 12 in the United Stat...

Simple growing pains or something more?

Most people associate arthritis with aging, but the fact is, one in 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rheumatologist Dr. Julie Cheria...
HEALTH

The first step to the chain of survival: the importance of learning CPR

Whether you are a parent, grandparent or babysitter, taking a CPR class should be at the top of your priority list, says East Moriches EMT Critical Care Provider Kerrie Franceschini. “You can make...

Marci's Medicare Answers: home health care, fraud and Medicare Savings Program

Dear Marci, I have Original Medicare. What requirements do I have to meet in order for Medicare to cover home health care? —Rachel Dear Rachel, Medicare will pay for home health care if you ...

Using yoga to balance, relax and be healthy

It’s been around for more than five thousand years, its physical and mental health benefits are abundant and more than 20.4 million people in the United States use it to mediate, exercise and relax....

health and lifestyle blogs

IN THE KITCHEN

Spicing things up in the kitchen

The unofficial end of summer is here. I have been busy getting my butt kicked inside a kitchen for the last four mo...

Good food from fresh ingredients: simple and delicious

In the kitchen this week, I’d like to focus on this Julia Child quote: “You don’t have to cook fancy or compl...

Live from New York: the perfect egg sandwich

Hello! Chef Dad here! Chef Kayleigh has way too much on her plate this week, so before she turns to toast I thought...
BITS AND PIECES

Prisoners of our own dissatisfaction

“Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” So said our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. I ...

When one door closes, another opens: Learning to let go

Have you ever felt like you were straddling two worlds? Not in an extraterrestrial sense, but where one chapter of ...

Yearning for a simpler time

Have you ever yearned for the good old days? I’m not talking about taking personal inventory, that’s a subjecti...
NATURAL LIVING

Nothing says Sunday morning like bacon in the frying pan

Alarm clocks are my nemesis. We are slaves to an alarm six days out of every week. And my husband insists on using ...

Answering the call of the open road

I spend a lot of time and energy on my family. It's what I do. It makes me happy and fulfills my need to be a good ...

My own brand of 'crazy'

I've been writing this blog for a couple of years now. It started out as a way for me to offer hints and tips, from...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

Running: lessons from a 5K race

I did it! I completed the 5K run sponsored by the Jamesport Fire Department! Notice that I said “finished...

Yes, the 'end times' are near

It’s hard to watch the news these days. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching a frightening movie play out on...

Martha's hands and Mary's heart: Life on Purpose

When I get to heaven, I have a lot of questions to ask, like: “How do we make sense of suffering?” and “...
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