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HOSPITAL NEWS

Ten surgeries result in new face and smile for Saline...

After one year in the United States and 10 reconstructive surgeries at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Saline Atieno, a 12-year-old Kenyan girl, has returned home this June with a transformed face, a...

PBMC Candlelight Ball: music, comedy & auction at the Suffolk...

Riverhead-based PBMC Health is gearing up for its annual Candlelight Ball with hopes of raising $375,000 for the ambulatory care services at the hospital. Hosted for the first time ever at the recen...

Are your kids at risk for a growing health problem?

Hypertension is estimated to affect more than 50 million Americans and is the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, and cerebrovascular accidents. And although it is more ...
HEALTH

Walk your way to good health — nine local trails to hike with your family this...

Taking a nice, long hike with your family is not only a great way to spend time together, but it is one way to fit a regular exercise routine into a busy family schedule according to Greg Trent, a per...

How to protect yourself from West Nile this summer

One bird from Suffolk County has tested positive so far this year for the West Nile virus, a disease which has killed 7 people and infected a total of 87 people in Suffolk since 2001. “This is a s...

Family fitness: Five ways to stay fit this summer

Staying healthy and fit through a regular exercise route can be a challenge for a busy family, but Greg Trent, a personal trainer in Riverhead, said there are a number of ways to work your body this s...

health and lifestyle blogs

IN THE KITCHEN

In the Kitchen: the ultimate bánh mì

This summer's ultimate holiday weekend is finally here. Fireworks and cookouts go hand in hand — delicious e...

In the Kitchen: An a-MAZE-ing summer salad

The taste of summer is on the tip of my tongue. Berries are being picked and the zucchini is being harvested. Tomat...

In the kitchen: the family meal

Meal time can bring many together — family, friends and even strangers. Working in the food business has shown me...
BITS AND PIECES

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...

Learning to accept that 'it is as it is'

As far back as I can remember I loved the written word. As young child, when mom and dad announced “lights out,...

'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...
NATURAL LIVING

And they call this fun?

I have an odd relationship with the beach. I've never lived more then five minutes from the water. Growing up, the ...

Breaking: The She-Hulk lives

My son once asked me, "If you could be any super hero, who would it be?" Without hesitation, I answered, "She Hul...

Planks, mountain climbers and bear crawls: oh, ouch!

I am a determined woman. Some may say stubborn, but I think that just reflects a lack of appreciation for my resolv...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

God knows our deepest needs

This spring, I led worship for a few retreats of men and women. Leading worship for a groups like these means ...

Faith and human wisdom are meant to go hand in...

I never know where life with my daughter Johanna will lead me. And when you add her older siblings in the mix,...

Sister, friend, protector, idol

As my daughter, Johanna and I stepped off the plane, the tropical air warmed our bodies. It was nice to get aw...
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