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Health News

Bellone Urges Mature Residents to Sign Up For Free Fitness Classes

  • 23 June 2014
  • Number of views: 419
  • Categories: Health

County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, MPH, invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on preventing falls. The programs aim to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.

Bellone, Tomarken Offer Free Smoking Cessation Course in Mastic

  • 16 June 2014
  • Number of views: 436
  • Categories: Health
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County encourage residents in the Mastic area to take advantage of a free course to help them quit smoking.

Mosquito Spraying

  • 16 June 2014
  • Number of views: 401
  • Categories: Health
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.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued the next suitable day.

Beaches in Huntington, Babylon and Islip Close to Bathing

  • 16 June 2014
  • Number of views: 424
  • Categories: Health

According to Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

Cyanobacteria Blooms Occurring in Mattituck, Southampton and Montauk

  • 10 June 2014
  • Number of views: 391
  • Categories: Health

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Maratooka in Mattituck, Lake Agawam in Southampton and Big Reed Pond in Montauk. Due to the finding of high levels of toxic cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue–green algae, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.

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