House Republicans on Friday withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who campaigned on the promise to help repeal the ACA — known as Obamacare — was one of five House Republicans from New York who supported or leaned yes toward voting for the American Health Care Act, according to the New York Times. READ
Cataract removal surgery recently became more cutting-edge at Eastern Long Island Hospital, where ophthalmologist Dr. Lawrence Buono has been performing what hospital officials are calling a “breakthrough” technique since February. READ
“Epilepsy is what you have, not what you are,” reads a flier advertising monthly meetings of a Riverhead support group for people with the neurological condition. “Epilepsy is part of your life. It is not your whole life.” READ
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. READ
One of downtown Riverhead’s newest arrivals isn’t a pizzeria or performance hall. Instead, it’s the second location of the Long Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. READ
I stepped outside, shovel in hand, and eyed my very snow-worthy Jeep.
But I was overconfident.
As I began to dig into the white stuff, I soon realized I had underestimated the 10 or 12 feet I had to remove in order to actually access my car. Being the overeager newbie reporter that I am, I had unwittingly offered to take photos of the freshly fallen snow, aptly timed as the first task of my morning — or so I thought. READ
Has someone in your family had glaucoma, making you curious if you carry the genetic disease as well?
Dr. Lawrence Buono, of North Shore Eye Care, is here to help. On Thursday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, the opthamologist will offer free glaucoma screenings at Eastern Long Island Hospital.
Music, said Gregory Garrett, can have a “tremendous” effect on people.
A few weeks ago, I did something I quickly learned was a mistake: I applied a dab of peppermint essential oil to my temples and wrists, inadvertently giving myself a mild chemical burn. READ
The prospect of defending a thesis to a panel of discerning advisers is enough to make any Ph.D. candidate sweat. Still, I’m willing to bet most of them haven’t done it from home, via Skype video software, just five weeks after receiving a kidney transplant. READ