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East Hampton Town Opens New Covid Testing Site on Stephen Hand's

Free P.C.R. saliva testing for Covid-19 is now offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Town Center for Humanity, the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons, at 110 Stephen Hand's Path.

Oct 7, 2021
Lyme Group Honors Dempsey

The Bay Area Lyme Disease Foundation has honored George Dempsey, the medical director of East Hampton Family Medicine, for his work in assisting with the foundation’s Lyme Disease Biobank.

Sep 30, 2021
Unvaccinated Hospital Staff Are Suspended

Sixteen full-time health care workers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital who had not received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by Monday have been suspended without pay and will be fired if they don’t get vaccinated within 30 days, hospital officials said on Tuesday.

Sep 30, 2021
Covid Cases Still Climbing on South Fork

Despite a high vaccination rate in the town and statewide, the positive infection rate reported by the testing sites at Town Hall and in Montauk more than tripled in August, from 4 to 13 percent of those tested receiving a positive diagnosis. Between Sept. 14 and 19, the positive rate was 12.2 percent among 1,263 tests in East Hampton and 13.5 percent among 370 tests in Montauk.

Sep 23, 2021
On Call: The Booster Question 

The big question on everyone's lips this month seems to be whether or not they should receive a third (in the case of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines) or second (if they opted for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) "booster" dose against Covid-19.

Sep 23, 2021
Wellness Retreat With Horses and Yoga

Yoga enthusiasts and equestrians alike may find appealing a pair of retreats being organized by a local woman whose professional training and teaching experiences are rooted in both worlds.

Sep 23, 2021
An East Hampton Emergency Annex by 2023?

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital remains convinced that a 4.5-acre parcel on Pantigo Place in East Hampton is the most appropriate site for its proposed emergency room annex, and it hopes to break ground on the project by the end of the year, according to Robert Chaloner, the hospital's chief administrative officer.

Sep 16, 2021
On Call: Shouldn't We Be Past This?

In so many ways, the fact that we are still having to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic feels like a kick to the gut, but here we are. At this juncture in the pandemic, it is worthwhile to once again review some of the current public health guidelines aimed at stopping the spread and protecting yourself and your community.

Sep 16, 2021
New York Expands Masks Mandates

"We all want this to be over," New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday as she announced a mask mandate for child care centers, residential health programs, and other state-run health facilities as well as a vaccination initiative that will enable emergency medical technicians to administer Covid-19 shots.

Sep 15, 2021
Boosters Okayed for Some, Not All

Booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines may be on the horizon, but until the federal Food and Drug Administration determines whether additional doses are safe and effective for the general population, only people with moderately or severely impaired immune systems should seek a third dose, according to health care professionals.

Sep 9, 2021
Seeking Blood for Lyme Research

An East Hampton medical practice is participating in a research project aimed at accelerating medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne infectious disease in the United States and one of several illnesses that can be transmitted by an infected tick. 

Sep 2, 2021
Ready for the School Year, Masks and All

Kids agreed that wearing masks is a small price to pay for what they hope is a normal school year filled with meaningful classroom activities, academics, field trips, and friendships.

Sep 2, 2021