08/23/18 7:40am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI The clubhouse of the Shelter Island Country Club on the night last year of Moonlight Golf. This year the event is scheduled for tomorrow night.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI The clubhouse of the Shelter Island Country Club on the night last year of Moonlight Golf. This year the event is scheduled for tomorrow night.

BY MARC SCOLA

This past weekend the weather worked against us. The rain was good for the course, but not too good for the bottom line.

The flights are advancing toward the finals. I’m waiting for Jack Cortner and Ted Grant to play their match, so we can decide the A flight champion. David Doyle and Brian Lechmanski are going to hook up soon. I believe Julia Best has taken the ladies flight. Congrats to Julia. (more…)

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08/17/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Percocet and Oxycodone were commonly prescribed pain medications.

COURTESY PHOTO Percocet and Oxycodone were commonly prescribed pain medications.

BY SABINA REBIS, M.D. AND JOSEPH P. SHAW 

Most know the game of “Telephone:” Children sit in a circle, one whispers a phrase into another’s ear, then that person whispers it to the next, and so on. The phrase travels around the circle, a hand cupped over one ear at a time.

Then the phrase returns to the first child, who usually disintegrates into giggles at the nonsense of a recycled sentence mangled by misinterpretation.

But what happens when that game of “Telephone” becomes metaphorical — in the context of marketing and medicine? (more…)