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Community Health Top Stories

Photos: New Hope for an End to Alzheimer’s at Inaugural North Fork Walk

Every Walk to End Alzheimer’s organized by the Alzheimer’s Association begins in a cheerful garden filled with flowers of many colors representing participants’ connection to the disease.  In the Promise Garden Ceremony that kicks off the walk, participants are asked to hold their flowers high — orange flowers represent people who support the cause of a world without Alzheimer’s, blue flowers are for people who are living with a diagnosis
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Health

Stony Brook Tick-Borne Disease Center to Open Aug. 14

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Regional Tick-Borne Disease Center will open on Monday, Aug. 14 in the Hampton Bays Atrium. The center is the first and only dedicated tick clinic in the Northeast. Patients will have the potential to participate in Stony Brook Medicine’s research studies. The clinic is located steps away from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s lab services and blood drawing in the Atrium, which is at 182 West Montauk
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Peconic Landing to Host Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Peconic Landing, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, will hold its first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the North Fork on Sunday, Aug. 6. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, and is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds to support research and care for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease. The walk steps off at
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital physicians and nurses in the protective isolation gowns locally produced and hand-assembled by over 100 dedicated East End volunteers
Announcements Health

LWV, Hospital Host A Salute to Nursing

Pictured Above: Stony Brook Southampton Hospital physicians and nurses during the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic in the protective isolation gowns locally produced and hand-assembled by over 100 dedicated East End volunteers. The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork, along with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and the Rogers Memorial Library, are co-sponsoring a live program, “A Salute to Nursing Past and Present,” on
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Health Top Stories

Finding A Better Way to Diagnose Lyme Disease

Lyme disease has been among the most perplexing of illnesses since it was given a name in the mid-1970s — it’s difficult to diagnose early on using blood tests, and the myriad symptoms experienced by chronic sufferers of Lyme have proven difficult to pinpoint and treat, particularly if an initial Lyme infection was never confirmed. Dr. George Dempsey, a primary care physician with East Hampton Family Medicine, had originally planned
In an effort to heal damage caused by Lyme disease, 15-year-old Julia Bruzzese receives an injection of experimental stem cells at a clinic in New Delhi, India.
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At the Hamptons Doc Fest: Unsilencing “The Quiet Epidemic”

Pictured Above: In an effort to heal damage caused by Lyme disease, 15-year-old Julia Bruzzese receives an injection of experimental stem cells at a clinic in New Delhi, India.  East Enders have become accustomed to seeing Lyme disease as a distinctly local issue, due to the area’s high concentration of Lyme patients and its proximity to the place the disease was first documented in the mid-1970s. But the U.S. Centers
Irrigation of sod in the rain is just one of the more visible signs of Southold's unsustainable water use.
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Water Authority Declares Emergency for East End

Pictured Above: Irrigation of sod in the rain is just one of the more visible signs of unsustainable water use on the East End. The Suffolk County Water Authority has declared a State 1 Water Emergency for the towns of Southold, Shelter Island, East Hampton and Southampton, asking residents to stop all irrigation between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m., refrain from all non-essential water usage, reduce shower times
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Peconic Landing Unveils New Health Care Options for Residents & the Community

Anyone who's aging on the East End (as we all are bound to do) has had the experience of having to travel quite some distance to see a specialist for a myriad number of ailments and chronic conditions. This issue has been felt deeply by the residents of Peconic Landing, the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Greenport, who often have to take the better portion of a day to visit
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Community Health

John May Mile Returns to Greenport

Peconic Landing, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, will host the 16th Annual John May Mile and 5K Race to benefit the Greenport Fire Department on Saturday, May 7. The fundraiser is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness abilities, offering both a relaxed mile-long walk and a more challenging 3.1-mile run. Registration and stretching begin at 8 a.m. at Brecknock Hall, with the race and walk to
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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Riverhead Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association & Long Island Chapter and East End Committee invite East End residents to take part in an Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Riverhead Library. This free event marks the chapter’s return to in-person community programs. At the Community Forum, Long Island residents are invited to ask questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia, learn about caregiving resources, and share ideas