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Health News

County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 64 Suffolk County Beaches

  • 15 June 2015
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  • Categories: Health
Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight and today (6/15/15), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Healthy Suffolk: Learn to be...Tobacco Free Class in Hampton Bays

  • 11 June 2015
  • Number of views: 1555
  • Categories: Health
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, encourage residents who use tobacco to seek help in breaking their tobacco-nicotine addiction and to sign up for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program

Healthy Suffolk: Free Program Helps Participants Reduce Risk of Diabetes

  • 11 June 2015
  • Number of views: 1498
  • Categories: Health
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Department of Health Services Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken invite residents who are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes to attend a program that will help them reduce their risk.

Cyanobacteria Bloom Found in Maratooka Lake in Mattituck

  • 11 June 2015
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Stony Brook University has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Maratooka Lake in Mattituck.  Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use, swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. 

Aerial Larvicide Spraying Notice

  • 8 June 2015
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The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.

Time and date of the application: June 9, 2015, 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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