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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  • 12 September 2014
  • Number of views: 740
  • Categories: Health
Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the silent killer because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. There is no simple way to screen for it. 

Upcoming Falls- Prevention Workshops

  • 11 September 2014
  • Number of views: 919
  • Categories: Health

James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that the Department of Health Services will hold its falls prevention workshops for senior residents in the communities of East Islip, East Northport, Melville, Sayville, and Bellport. 

Cyanobacteria Blooms Occurring in Sagg Pond, Sagaponack, Lake Capri in West Islip, and Old Town Pond, Southampton

  • 9 September 2014
  • Number of views: 1320
  • Categories: Health
State and Local government officials have confirmed the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom in Sagg Pond, Sagaponack, Lake Capri in West Islip, and Old Town Pond, Southampton. 

Seventeen More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

  • 9 September 2014
  • Number of views: 1080
  • Categories: Health

     Heckscher State Park advised to limit activities to daytime hours

Suffolk County Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that 17 more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected between August 25th and August 29th from Heckscher State Park in Islip (1), Blydenburgh Park in Smithtown (1), and Gardiner Park in West Bay Shore (1),  as well as from  Huntington (1), Northport (1), Dix Hills (2), West Islip (2), North Babylon (1), Copiague (2) Brentwood (1), Bay Shore (2), Holbrook (1) and Rocky Point (1).

Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park removed from the list of water bodies that contain blue-green algae

  • 9 September 2014
  • Number of views: 950
  • Categories: Health

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has removed Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park from its list of water bodies that may contain toxic levels of blue-green algae.  Residents who wish to wade or engage in recreation  in these waters are advised to proceed and to use caution if they observe discolored water.

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