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HOSPITAL NEWS

PBMC earns advanced certification as primary stroke center

Peconic Bay Medical Center awarded advanced certification
for primary stroke centers from The Joint Commission The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Str...

PBMC Health announces staff reductions

PBMC Health in Riverhead has announced it is implementing "a limited number of expense reductions" which it says is necessary in response to changes in certain patient volumes. The volume changes ar...

Are you at risk for diabetes? PBMC to sponsor free...

Are you at risk for diabetes? Peconic Bay Medical Center and the Suffolk County Department of Health are sponsoring a Free Diabetes Prevention Program this April. The Diabetes Prevention Program aims ...
HEALTH

Fitness: Take a 'RealRyde' in spin class

There is the expression "once you've learned to ride a bike, you never forget." The memories of learning to ride a bike give me flashbacks of keeping my body balanced, and pedaling as fast as possible...

Marci's Medicare Answers: therapy caps, dental care and Medicare...

Dear Marci, My mother has Original Medicare and has been receiving therapy from a speech-language pathologist on a regular basis. She recently received a notice from her therapist that mentioned a $...

Sheriff DeMarco announces ‘shed the meds’ drop off locations

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco is pleased to announce that permanent medication drop boxes have been set up in the main lobbies of the Riverhead Correctional Facility’s Administration Bui...

health and lifestyle blogs

IN THE KITCHEN

Spring is here! Break out that grill

Oh boy, it’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping bright and early, you’re sneezing nonstop, it rains on...

In the Kitchen: the perfectly poached egg

Eggs. I love eggs. Do you love eggs? I find that most people are egg lovers or egg haters, not too many in between....

For spring: minty sweet pea soup

Pleading for peas doesn’t sound like a part of our daily routine. I don’t believe peas get enough attention. I ...
BITS AND PIECES

'Andare a vivere la tua passione': Living Dad's advice

Wow wee!!! I feel like a teenager (sans the pony tail) and here’s why: I have a brand new car — and not just an...

Behold: the many faces of betrayal

Last month’s “endless snowstorm” gave me ample time to catch up on my reading and watch some TV. When I scrol...

Communication breakdown on the too-much-information superhighway

OK, I’m just going to come out and say it: We, as a society, are lousy communicators! You may be scratching you...
NATURAL LIVING

The freight train in our bedroom: (Not) sleeping with a snoring spouse

I am married to a man who could win an Olympic gold medal in snoring, if such a category existed. The noise is terr...

Confessions of a crazy dog lady

I'm a crazy dog lady. This is not news to anyone that knows me. I've always loved dogs. Not having had any of my ow...

Family-fun game night — not

Yesterday I cried. Prior to that, I can't tell you the last time I had cried. Well, except for when I watch videos ...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

Standing beneath the Cross: A Passion Sunday reflection

In most Christian Churches, today is considered Palm and/or Passion Sunday. Palm Sunday refers to the triumpha...

Laughter truly is the best medicine

  “A joyful heart is good medicine” Proverbs 17:22 Humor holds the power to heal. Humor that is g...

Life on Purpose: wounds that refuse to heal

This week I met my match. I dealt with a medical issue that put me into a temporary state of shock- at least I...
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