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01/20/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announcing a new strategy to battle heroin addiction.

COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announcing a new strategy to battle heroin addiction.

In the ongoing effort to combat the growing use of heroin across Long Island, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week a new strategy aimed at making a special drug more accessible to addicts at treatment centers and county facilities — though experts warn it’s no panacea. (more…)

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01/06/15 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | There's new legislation designed to aid Lyme disease sufferers and others with tick-borne illnesses.

COURTESY PHOTO | There’s new legislation designed to aid Lyme disease sufferers and others with tick-borne illnesses.

Chronic Lyme disease patients are now one step closer to being able to access a wider range of treatments, as Governor Andrew Cuomo last month signed a new law protecting physicians who use treatment options outside federal guidelines. (more…)

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01/05/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow plows at the ready if the Island gets more than a dusting onTuesday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow plows at the ready if the Island gets more than a dusting Tuesday.

Despite temps in the 50s yesterday, tonight’s evening chill is only taste of what’s to come, as single-digit temperatures compounded by heavy winds will make for what feels like sub-zero temperatures later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in the mid-30’s this afternoon will fall down to the mid-teens overnight, making for a mostly clear and dry night, meteorologist David Stark said.

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01/03/15 12:00pm
CARRIE MILER

CARRIE MILER

Health care reform brought with it a number of changes that affected hospitals nationwide throughout 2014, with quantifiable effects starting to become clear by the end of the first quarter.

We sat down with Andrew Mitchell, president and CEO of PBMC Health, to discuss the highs and the lows of the past year and the changes the community can expect come 2015. As expected, there was plenty to talk about. (more…)