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Letter to the Editor: West Nile Virus

Dear Editor,

Suffolk County Health Officials recently announced that additional mosquito samples from various locations from Huntington to Amagansett have tested positive for the West Nile virus.  To date this year, 30 mosquito samples — all Culex pipiens-restuans — and six birds have tested positive for the virus. There have been no human cases reported in the

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Summer Soiree by Day Benefits Research at Stony Brook’s National Pediatric MS Center

Summer Soiree Committee

Fresh off the heels of its tremendous 2011 success, which raised almost $250,000 to benefit pediatric MS research, the 7th annual Summer Soiree by Day, presented by

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American Cancer Society Choose You Luncheon

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the American Cancer Society Choose You Luncheon is proud to honor Rebecca Hollander, Marketing Director for the Americana Manhasset & Wheatley Plaza and Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff, American Cancer Society volunteer for their commitment to the

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Assemblyman Andrew Raia: An Eventful and Productive Week in Albany

Assemblyman Andrew Raia

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) was recently appointed to the General Budget Conference Committee on Health. Raia will attend budget hearings as a

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Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Dix Hills Water District

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services today lifted its directive that a Boil Water Notice be issued for the Dix Hills Water District, after 21 samples taken Saturday, December 31, 2011, all tested negative for coliform bacteria.

The County’s action confirms that the District’s water is safe for

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Coliform Bacteria Found in Dix Hills Water Supply

Two samples taken earlier this week that detected total coliform bacteria in the distribution system have prompted officials of the Dix Hills Water District to begin chlorination and, as a precaution, to notify district customers about the possible health concern.  

The samples were taken on Dec. 27 and 28. Subsequent testing

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Cactus Salon Helps Those in Need on Long Island

Today, Cactus Salon, www.cactussalon.com, will once again hold its annual Dinner & Make-Over night at its Dix Hills location for over 60 women from the Family Service League to help get them prepared to re-enter the workforce. The event will start at 3:30 p.m., where the women will receive color & cut,

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Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise in Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Health Department says there are 205 confirmed cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in Suffolk County schools, with the most cases in Northport-East Northport School District. Eight different school districts have been infected, including Northport-East Northport, Sachem,  Lindenhurst, Half Hollow Hills, East Islip, West Islip, Middle Country, and Southold.

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Staying Independent for Life

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has begun making major strides in its effort to prevent falls in the county’s elderly population, one of the department’s primary goals as outlined in its Community Health Assessment 2010-2013.

Falls are the leading cause of injury among New Yorkers over 65 years of age. They account

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Health Officials Investigate Case of Tuberculosis in Local School District

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) is investigating a case of pulmonary (lung) tuberculosis (TB) in one individual from the Commack School District. Because the privacy of patients is carefully safeguarded under New York State Public Health Law, no further information about the individual will be disclosed.

SCDHS has worked closely with

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