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05/21/18 7:00pm
05/21/2018 7:00 PM

I’m Dr. Lawrence Schiff. I’m the chairman of emergency medicine at Eastern Long Island Hospital. I’m also the regional medical director for EMS on the North Fork of Long Island.

I’ve been here for the last 15 years as head of the department. READ

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05/17/18 6:00am
05/17/2018 6:00 AM

At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.

These are their stories. READ

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05/16/18 5:00pm
05/16/2018 5:00 PM

“What type of trouble did I get into? What type of trouble didn’t I get into,” said Shana Pippin of Riverhead. “I did petty larceny, stealing from stores and gas stations, pretty much stealing from anywhere I possibly could. And it was definitely to either sell stuff to get money for drugs or to trade things for drugs.”

But now Ms. Pippin says she hasn’t used drugs since Oct. 2016, and on Tuesday, she was one of seven people to graduate from the East End Regional Intervention Court, better known as “drug court.” READ

02/27/18 10:51am
02/27/2018 10:51 AM

If you’re a senior, you may well be seeing more doctors now in a single year than you did during all the previous years of your life combined.

Many seniors develop more health issues and take more medication as age increases and area doctors see that not just as an inevitability of the body breaking down, but as the result of no longer maintaining an active lifestyle.  READ