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Are you at risk for Type 2 diabetes? Free program offered to help you avoid it

by Aug 17, 2016
Learn how to keep Type 2 diabetes at bay by making some simple lifestyle changes you can learn in this free program.
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Suffolk health official announces more West Nile-positive mosquito samples, advises early closing of three parks

by Aug 12, 2016
Suffolk County health officials are advising three parks to suspend all activities between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. due to the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes. The virus also turned up in 17 other locations across the county.

Suffolk health commissioner issues Zika advisory to students planning spring break travel to affected areas

by Mar 15, 2016
College students planning to travel to Zika-affected areas during spring break are urged to take precautions to avoid contracting, transmitting the virus.
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Suffolk health department reports just one case of West Nile virus in 2014

by Dec 13, 2014
There was one confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year, Suffolk health commissioner announced Dec. 12: a senior in the Town of Islip was hospitalized in late August and has since recovered.