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PBMC NYSDOH Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County raises $29,900 to fight breast cancer

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 aimed to raise awareness for breast cancer and other cancer research. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer sufferers, survivors, and their families, and the organizations that support them.

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 States and the two in New York State to obtain IAC accreditation," says Antonios P. Gasparis, MD, professor of surgery, Vascular Surgery Division, and director of The Stony Brook Vein Center at Stony Brook Medicine. The IAC accreditation is a trusted "seal of approval" in healthcare, and demonstrates ...

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 Cherian addresses the most common questions from parents — and discusses what they can do if they suspect their child may have arthritis.  Is arthritis really that common in children? “Yes and that’s why awareness is so important,” says Julie Cherian, MD Pediatric Rheumatologist, Division...

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 ...

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...

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 dise...

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...
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