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Chiropractic care: More than back pain relief

Across the board on the North Fork, chiropractors say making an appointment at a chiropractic office isn’t just about getting relief from ...

Fitness training for the real world

Functional training is the most effective form of fitness and health today. It's "real-life" workouts. When your goal is to improve muscular...

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 o...

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 rece...

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 o...

ProHEALTH Care Associates Opens Cancer Treatment Center in Riverhead

Join ProHEALTH Radiation Oncology for a grand opening event, Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Facility tours of the cutting-ed...

New treatment for Atrial Fibrillation reduces stroke risk

Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called the LARIAT Suture Delivery Dev...

Marci's Medicare Answers: prescription drug coverage and Obamacare

Dear Marci, I recently became eligible for Medicare and was told that I need to sign up for a Medicare Part D plan. What is Medicare Part ...

More cases of pertussis reported in Riverhead

New cases of pertussis have been reported in the Riverhead Central School District, according to a notice published yesterday on the school ...

Suffolk County introduces 'Pulsepoint' app

Suffolk County is the first municipality on the east coast to implement the “pulsepoint” smartphone app. “The Launch of the PulsePoint...

Thousands of consumers to receive cash refunds from Empire Blue...

Thousands of consumers who faced enrollment problems and other issues after signing up for health insurance with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shie...

Marci's Medicare Answers: transition refills, outpatient mental health care

Dear Marci, I switched to a different Medicare prescription drug plan during the Fall Open Enrollment Period in 2013. Unfortunately, a dru...

Main Streets Go Blue for colon cancer awareness

PBMC Health is teaming up with local businesses to paint the town blue in March to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer scre...

Flu-related pediatric death reported in NY, as cases spike 31...

An influenza-associated pediatric death was reported in N.Y. during the week ended Jan. 18, according to the state health department. This w...

N.Y. flu cases continue to climb

Labortatory-confirmed cases of influenza in N.Y. continue to climb, but the incidence of influenza in the state so far is less than half the...
DR. MOM

Blame it on menopause — because you can.

This week, I hosted Christmas Eve for 10 of my family members. Only six out of seven fishes made it to the table because I accidentally left the seventh fish in the oven on broil, not only ruining $70 worth of fish, but also causing a small fire that scorched ...

Is gluten the cause of what ails you?

Most of the time, patients don't come to my office at the first sign of a problem. When someone has a medical complaint, typically he goes to his primary care doctor who does tests or refers to a specialist. And if the patient doesn't come to an answer, or the...

Gastrointestinal distress? You're not alone

Did you ever have a day where you leave the house and your clothes fit just fine but by the end of the day your buttons are ready to burst? About three months ago, I had one of those days. I was so uncomfortable that I actually changed from slacks into scrubs ...
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