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Paradigm Shift: School Mental Health Panel Convenes at Brookhaven Town Hall

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A special presentation was held at Brookhaven Town Hall Tuesday evening to discuss the growing problem of mental health crises within the walls of our communities’ schools. The panel was hosted and emceed by New...

Corey’s Promise: Harborfields to Host Memorial Walk to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Patients, Families

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Just over a month has passed since the heartbreaking passing of former left-handed pitcher Corey Phelan, 20, of Greenlawn.  Soon after, Corey’s life was celebrated on the national stage at the Phillies' Citizens Bank Park,...

Peter Frates and The Ice Bucket Challenge: Giving Hope in Treatments for ALS

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27-year-old former captain of the Boston College baseball team Peter Frates was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 27 in 2012.  Two years later, Frates was nominated to perform the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge,...

This Alphabet Soup Needs a Medical Dictionary

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The United States provides some of the best and most advanced healthcare on the planet. However, the US healthcare delivery system can be overwhelming to navigate and comprehend. One factor contributing to the confusion...

My Wife Got It Right (yet) Again

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It seems as I have gotten older that I tend to talk more, maybe even a lot, and I received confirmation the other day when my wife, who is usually a good listener, started...

Corey Phelan’s Team of Destiny: Shortly After Passing of Baseball Prospect Long Islander, Phillies...

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Corey Phelan, of Greenlawn, was a son, a brother, a teammate and a friend. He was someone you wanted in your corner time and time again.  His energy and smile were unmatched, always enthusiastic and...

The US Healthcare System: The Importance of Patient Advocacy and Informed Consent

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People who are attempting to navigate our complex and at times overwhelming healthcare system often find it challenging to do so. Patients may be too sick or confused to ask the appropriate questions, communicate effectively...

The Danielle Kirrane Foundation: Making Strides in ALS Research

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On September 21, 2022, the Second Annual Danielle Kirrane Memorial Golf Outing was held at the Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn. This annual outing is in memory of Danielle Kirrane, a 38-year-old Ronkonkoma native,...

Mental Health Clinic Opens in Brentwood

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Mental health issues and awareness of addressing these issues have become more and more prevalent in recent years. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, access to affordable, quality mental healthcare has been on the decline. Clinics have...

Study: Children Exposed to Hurricane Sandy in Womb at Higher Risk for Mental Health...

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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry published a longitudinal study that reported children in the womb during the 2012  Superstorm Sandy were at a higher risk of developing mental disorders.  Coming up on the...

The Importance of Healthcare Literacy

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Beginning in July, we discussed some principles regarding how best to achieve a healthy lifestyle. These foundational principles included the importance of exercise, good nutrition, and how to manage stress. However, there are times when...

Electric Cars and Lithium Batteries: Is it Worth It?

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With the Biden Administration’s push on electric vehicles, there’s one discussion that isn’t being had: lithium battery complications. Big-named cars are making the switch from standard cars to electric cars. According to a BBC report,...

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