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09/08/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

When British citizens voted in late June to leave the European Union, the referendum sparked fear in the global economy, prompting investors to sink their money into options long thought to be secure, such as treasuries.

In doing so, they benefited American homeowners by helping to further lower already plummeting interest rates on home mortgages. This makes it a good time to potentially lower your monthly payment by refinancing. (more…)

08/02/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Lawrence Buono

COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Lawrence Buono

Cataract removal surgery recently became more cutting-edge at Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH), where ophthalmologist Dr. Lawrence Buono has been performing what hospital officials are calling a “breakthrough” technique since February. (more…)

07/11/16 2:00pm
Wikimedia Commons Photos | Poison ivy and poison sumac.

Wikimedia Commons Photos | Poison ivy and poison sumac.

During the summer, considerable emphasis is placed on ways to safeguard against tick bites. Less discussed but also important is how to avoid the omnipresent threat of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac — three plants that all cause the same itchy, persistent skin rash. (more…)