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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....

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IN THE KITCHEN

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...

Roll up summer into one delicious bite

In the summer, the urge for a fresh bite to eat is practically insatiable, especially when the sun is high in the s...

Zesty chilled soup for a summer repast

August has finally arrived. Long summer nights and hot beach days will be at their peak. A full month of fun in the...
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

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...

The backyard pool: luxury, headache — and bathtub?

I'm writing this poolside, on a beautiful, summer day. It is a true luxury and I am thankful for, this little oasis...

Coping with sticky-phobia

Last week I wrote about my husband's abnormal affinity for all things salt. In particular, I noted the fabulous hea...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

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 “...

Do you look but don't see?

I hate wearing glasses. Since I am near-sighted and my near-sightedness is getting considerably closer, I shou...
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