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Fentanyl is often mixed into bags of heroin, creating a lethal combination that, according to officials, users are not always aware of.
A federal task force has been created to tackle the opioid crisis in New York State, home to some of the nation’s highest overdose rates, and it will be stationed on Long Island, according to a press release issued Friday by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s office. (more…)
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Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.
“To me, it’s not even a question.”
That’s Shelter Island School Nurse Mary Kanarvogel on the controversy about immunizing children prior to their enrolling in school. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Getting a read on potential colon cancer may no longer require a trip to the hospital.
Between the dreaded preparation and procedure itself, no one would call getting a colonoscopy a barrel of laughs.
But reluctant would-be patients should take heart: In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Cologuard, the first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer. (more…)