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HOSPITAL NEWS

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...

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...
HEALTH

Fitness trends: Spin your way to good health

Group exercise is an easy way to get yourself motivated if you’ve been falling behind on your workout. Not only does it give you an opportunity to train with the guidance of professionals, but resea...

Four North Fork waterways to help your family get in shape this summer

The North Fork’s waterways from the Peconic to the Sound to the bountiful bays are not only beautiful to look at, but they can also help you and your family get in shape! Greg Trent, a personal tr...

Walk your way to fitness — nine local trails to hike with your family this summer

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...

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IN THE KITCHEN

In the Kitchen: A visit with Julia Child

This past week I felt the need to get my hands dirty in the kitchen. Throw all the delicacy and perfection of putti...

In the Kitchen: Simple recipe for a lazy summer day

The days of summer are growing long. Days off have become lazy beach-days that leave the carpets of my car hidden b...

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...
BITS AND PIECES

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...

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,...
NATURAL LIVING

What I did on my Summer Vacation

Day One: It's technically the night before vacation. I'm home from work and starting the process of packing. It tak...

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...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

True beauty comes from within: Life on Purpose

MaryAngela, my second daughter, was joyful and excited about life from the womb. She too was a feminine beauty...

Faith, love and family, grown like the flowers of the...

My husband and I were married on July 12, 28 years ago. To this day, the blue hue on the sides of the road, em...

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 ...
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