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Health News

Not Too Late to Benefit from Flu Vaccine

  • 5 December 2013
  • Number of views: 424
  • Categories: Health
Noting that influenza activity usually peaks in January, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken are urging all residents who have not yet received this season’s flu vaccination to get one as soon as possible. Flu season runs from October through May.

Board of Review Hearing

  • 4 December 2013
  • Number of views: 480
  • Categories: Health
The Board of Review hears requests for variances and waivers to the county’s requirements for water and sewage disposal for new construction, and for storage of toxic or hazardous materials, as stated in the Suffolk County Sanitary Code. A listing of each month’s scheduled hearings may be obtained in the days prior to the hearing by contacting the Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality at 852-5800.

World AIDS Day 2013 Long Island

UPDATE: Please note added events/information.

  • 4 December 2013
  • Number of views: 495
  • Categories: Health

December 1, 2013, marked the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services and its community partners encourage residents to do what they can this month to stop the spread of HIV, whether it is by getting tested, participating in outreach and educational events or donating to help find a cure. Following is a list of World AIDS Day events. 

Community Mental Hygiene Planning & Advisory Board Meeting

  • 2 December 2013
  • Number of views: 455
  • Categories: Health

The community mental health planning and advisory board is made up of consumers, parents, advocates, professionals and agency providers who consider issues involving this community and advises the director of Community Mental Hygiene Services as necessary.  The meetings are open to the public.  Guests are asked to call in advance.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Services Advisory Board

  • 2 December 2013
  • Number of views: 427
  • Categories: Health

The mission of the division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is to enable persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse and their families to access an appropriate array of services and supports to maximize an individual’s potential within the family and community.

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