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Panelists at the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons' “End of Life Choices & Decisions” forum Nov. 13.

Making Healthy End-of-Life Choices

We’re all going to die. That’s a fact few people seem willing to face, according to a show of hands among people who attended a forum on “End of Life Choices & Decisions” sponsored by


Southold Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Drew Scott at Wednesday's forum.

As Opioid Deaths Hit Home, Action Seems Daunting

There have been 17 opioid overdose deaths in Southampton so far in 2017, up from just five in 2016, and the nationwide epidemic is showing few signs of letting up here. Southampton Town formed an


Culiseta melanura | CDC photo

SC Health Department Gets “Imminent Threat to Public Health” Designation for Encephalitis-Carrying Mosquito

The Suffolk County Health Department received approval on Aug. 25 for the county’s request for a declaration of an “Imminent Threat to Public Health” from the New York State Commissioner of Health, after a


At Quannacut's current outpatient facility on Harrison Avenue in Riverhead.

ELIH Wins Grant for Quannacut Expansion

Quannacut is a Native American word for hope, or for a rainbow, and on the East End of Long Island the name has long been synonymous with the hope offered at Eastern Long Island


Stony Brook Southampton Hospital as viewed from the air.  |  courtesy photo

Stony Brook & Southampton Hospital Merger Complete

As of August 1, Southampton Hospital will now be known as Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, as the hospital in Southampton formally joined the Stony Brook Medicine health system, now providing care under Stony Brook University Hospital’s


At the ceremonial groundbreaking.

PBMC Breaks Ground on Critical Care Tower

With more than $20 million raised of the $28 million fundraising goal to build a new Critical Care Tower at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, PBMC and Northwell Health held a ceremonial groundbreaking July


Dr. Mohammad Kasaji gave a tour of the Hampton Bays Urgent Health center on June

GoHealth Urgent Care Network Expanding

by Beth Young Northwell Health, which has been making inroads on the East End since Riverhead’s Peconic Bay Medical Center joined its network a couple years back, is also currently working with GoHealth Urgent Care


Summertime is a great time to make a difference with your blood donation.

Blood Supply Emergency Called, Donors Urged to Give

The New York Blood Center has declared a blood emergency in the New York metropolitan region. In order to replenish blood supplies, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urged residents yesterday to donate blood at their


Kids crying on the soccer field at Mattituck High School in 1994. Kurt Cobain had just died.

Making Suicide Everyone’s Business

The death of teenagers by suicide is a subject that hits communities to the core, but people in our midst are quietly contemplating suicide every day, giving off subtle clues that often go unnoticed


At the North Forkers For the Common Good health care forum March 23.

Push is on for New York Single-Payer Health Plan

While federal plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were dead on arrival at the U.S. House of Representatives last week, New York advocates for health care reform are working on a


East Hampton's Little League fields on Pantigo Place could be the site of the town's new satellite emergency room

East Hampton Gets Ready for Satellite ER

Southampton Hospital’s plan to build a satellite emergency room in East Hampton got a big boost this month when it received a $10 million state grant toward the project. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell


At Sunday's rally on Montauk Highway in Southampton

North Forkers for the Common Good to Host Health Care Forum

In the midst of a national debate over the future of health care, North Forkers for the Common Good will sponsor a teach-in and community discussion on the proposed New York Health Act on


At PBMC's Emergency Room.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Ready to Become Level III Trauma Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will begin operating as a Level III Trauma Center on March 1, after earning provisional status from the New York State Department of Health. To receive a designation as a


At Sunday's rally on Montauk Highway in Southampton

East Enders Take to the Street Over Health Care Repeal

About three dozen residents from both the North and South forks gathered on Montauk Highway near Stony Brook Southampton Sunday afternoon to raise concerns about the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The rally


Summertime is a great time to make a difference with your blood donation.

East End Responds to Holiday Blood Shortage

Long Island’s blood supplies are running low, and East Enders are doing their share to help fill up blood bank supplies with a slew of blood drives in the upcoming weeks. Here is a list


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