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Ten surgeries result in new face and smile for Saline from Kenya

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 new ability to smile, and a future with promise. At age 3, Saline was diagnosed with "Noma," a devastating bacterial necrosis that develops in the mouth and ravages the faces of victims. According to the World Health Organization, some 140,000 new cases of Noma are diagnosed annually in developin...

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

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 recently restored Suffolk Theater, this year's Candlelight Ball will be a supper-style, community event, recognizing Peggy and Stanley Zinberg of Remsenburg as community honorees and Dr. Agostino Cervone, a general surgeon at Peconic Bay as the 2013 Physician of the Year. “This event is a fun way to ...

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 common in adults, hypertension affects nearly 5 percent of the pediatric population. For High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, Dr. Robert Woroniecki, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Dr. Katarina Supe-Markovina, Director of the new Pediatr...

Stony Brook Medicine earns highest level of bariatric surgery accreditation

Stony Brook Medicine was granted full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the new Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredi...

Investigative treatment providing relief from frozen shoulder enters advanced trials

An investigational drug developed by Stony Brook Medicine researchers for adhesive capsulitis, a painful condition more commonly known as ...

Varicose veins fizzle away with new foam treatment

Varicose veins affect more than 30 million adults in the US aged between 18 to 70, with women twice as likely as men to develop the conditio...

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 ...

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...

Are you at risk for diabetes? PBMC to sponsor free Diabetes Prevention Program

Are you at risk for diabetes? Peconic Bay Medical Center and the Suffolk County Department of Health are sponsoring a Free Diabetes Preventi...

PBMC and Li2Day Walk Team raise awareness for breast cancer and other women's cancers

Peconic Bay Medical Center's LI2Day Walk Team will once again be participating in the Long Island 2 Day Walk to support breast cancer and ot...

Uptick in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms calls for greater screening

Most people with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are not even aware they have the condition, resulting in more than 30,000 deaths in the Un...

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital receives $125,000 from Bank of America

Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital is critical to the health and well-being of Long Island children, but also to Long Island busi...

Stony Brook lighting the way for better bladder cancer detection

Stony Brook University Hospital is the only institution on Long Island to offer a new imaging agent for the detection of papillary cancer of...

East End hospitals in-network with 'major' plans on health exchange for Suffolk residents

The East End's three hospitals are participating providers with five of the eight health insurance plans being offered on the individual mar...

Stony Brook seeks volunteers with pre-diabetes for three-month clinical trial

For obese individuals who are insulin-resistant and therefore prone to developing type 2 diabetes, taking low dose doxycycline may reduce th...

Stony Brook University Hospital names new chief of patient care services

Mary Ann Donohue has been named chief of patient care services for Stony Brook University Hospital, effective April 1,  SBUH CEO L. Reu...

L.I. hospitals launch collaborative, website

Peconic Bay Medical Center was among the hospitals represented in Hauppauge Friday at the launch of a website that's part of a broad new ini...

Epilepsy support group to be held Jan. 13 at PBMC

An epilepsy support group will be held at Peconic Bay Medical Center on Monday, January 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The support group will of...

Stroke Support Group at PBMC, Dec 20

Peconic Bay Medical Center will be having a Stroke Support Group meeting on Friday, December 20, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Stroke is a le...

PBMC Health’s Agostino Cervone to host first da Vinci Single Site Case Observation Site on Long Is...

Peconic Bay Medical Center has been chosen by Intuitive Surgical – the maker of the da Vinci® surgical system – as the first da Vinci S...

PBMC offering free flu shots Monday

Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering free flu shots Monday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccination clinic will be held in the hos...

PBMC earns 'transformation award'

Peconic Bay Medical Center has received a "transformation award" for reducing operating costs, improving patient flow, reducing readmission ...

'Gold Seal of Approval' for PBMC joint replacement services

Peconic Bay Medical Center's hip and knee joint replacement services have been re-certified by the largest health care standards-setting and...
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