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07/26/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

When Kirstin Elizabeth Zabel was born in December 1986, her parents, Donald and Claudia, brought her home to Cartwright Road on Shelter Island. Thirty-one years later she was buried in the cemetery at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)

06/23/15 4:30pm
JEN NUZZO PHOTO  Raw milk at Ty Llwyd Farm in Northville costs $6 a half-gallon.

JEN NUZZO PHOTO Raw milk at Ty Llwyd Farm in Northville costs $6 a half-gallon.

Last week, when my coworker posted a picture to Facebook of a bottle of raw milk she had just purchased from Ty Llwyd Farm in Northville, I was intrigued — and a little unnerved. (more…)

05/04/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

BY JOHN RASWEILE

As a young scientist, I trained as a post-doctoral fellow with the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Long before Babesia became part of our local lexicon, I was searching for this and other causes of zoonotic diseases (i.e., those transmissible from animals to man) in the jungles and rural areas of Colombia. I therefore have a particular appreciation for the dangers posed by the current prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases on Long Island. (more…)

02/02/15 12:00pm
CARRIE MILER

CARRIE MILER

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: you’ve heard of it. More commonly known as MRSA, it’s one of the better-known bacteria around, according to experts at Stony Brook University Medical Center. (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…)