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Watchful Eyes on Coronavirus as Cases Rise

As the coronavirus creeps ever closer to the East End, municipalities, hospital officials, schools, and even a grassroots organization are preparing for a possible outbreak.     

Mar 5, 2020
Family Health and Wellness Fair Sets Up in Southampton

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Family Health and Wellness Fair will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on St. Andrew’s Road on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feb 28, 2020
Schools Reel as Flu Soars

The pediatric flu season this year is shaping up to be an intense one, with local schools reporting dozens of confirmed cases of sick children being kept at home.

Feb 13, 2020
Looking to Quit Smoking? Suffolk County Wants to Help

Just in time to help would-be quitters keep their new year's resolutions to stop smoking, Suffolk County's Department of Health Services is offering smoking cessation classes at various locations throughout the county through the end of April.

Feb 4, 2020
January Is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County is urging women to get screened for cervical cancer, as January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Jan 20, 2020
New Peconic Bay Medical Facility Opens

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead celebrated the completion of its new $67.8 million facility on Friday. 

The Corey Critical Care Pavilion and Kanas Regional Heart Center on Roa­noke Avenue at the hospital offers more lifesaving services on the East End, according to officials with Northwell Health, which Peconic Bay Medical Center joined in 2016.

Jan 16, 2020
Hospital Architects Named

After a search, an architectural design firm has been selected for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s new location, 15 acres on the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University, on Tuckahoe Road in Shinnecock Hills. The $305 million project is targeted for completion by 2025.

Dec 26, 2019
School Bucks Compulsory Vaccinations

The Southampton School District has joined the growing list of schools that have come out against a state proposal to make the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine mandatory for children born after Jan. 1, 2009.

Dec 19, 2019
Blue-Green Algae Bloom Found in Kellis Pond in Bridgehampton

Stony Brook University water testing at Bridgehampton's Kellis Pond on Wednesday morning identified a new blue-green algae bloom, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has announced.

Oct 25, 2019
Stony Brook Opens New Children's Hospital Building

Stony Brook University commemorated its latest advancement in medical care for children with the completion of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital addition.

Oct 18, 2019