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Long Island’s last independent hospital inks affiliation agreement with NYU Langone

Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue, Long Island's last independent community hospital, will become part of NYU Langone's health system under an agreement announced this week.

Medical house calls open a window on plight of the elderly on the North Fork

“If you spent a day with me, you would go home, put your head down on your kitchen table and cry,” says Greenport physician assistant Steven Templeton, founder of Medical House Calls of the North Fork. Many elderly live in "absolutely terrible" conditions, alone and lonely, suffering from depression and anxiety, he says.

State regulators announce earlier end to Health Republic’s small group plans

A state review of the troubled health insurance co-op's financial condition found it to be "substantially worse than the company previously reported," the state Department of Financial Services said today. All plans will now end Nov. 30.