Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
Covid-19 vaccine misinformation is rampant in an unexpected place: Mommy groups on Facebook. CNN's Elle Reeve takes a closer look. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Lucy Kafanov reports on coronavirus vaccine hesitancy in rural Oregon and how the state is taking measures to combat this reluctance. Read more from OnSachem News.
Long before they receive a dementia diagnosis, many people begin to mismanage their finances as their memory, organizational skills and self-control falter. Read more from OnSachem News.
Pandemic lockdowns exacerbated long-standing economic pressures on pharmacies — and forced many owner-operated shops to evolve or risk closing their doors. Read more from OnSachem News.
The costs of personal protective equipment and disinfecting offices while seeing fewer patients have some doctors and dentists demanding that insurance companies step up. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Erica Hill reports that Pfizer is seeking authorization for it's coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12-15 after trials showed 100% efficacy for that age group. Read more from OnSachem News.
Medicaid expansion in Missouri is facing challenges in getting funding but it would add needed relief to rural hospitals, officials said. Read more from OnSachem News.
It’s time to consider primary care a “common good” akin to public education and shore up the foundation of the pandemic-battered U.S. health system, report says. Read more from OnSachem News.
Californians who passed up health coverage in the past may be pleasantly surprised by the lower prices available thanks to the new federal relief act. Read more from OnSachem News.
After a year of uncharacteristically being on the same page when it comes to health care, Democratic lawmakers are at loggerheads about what to do next. Most agree the time is ripe to tackle high drug prices. But they divide over whether to take savings from that to move to a ‘Medicare for All’ insurance system, enhance the current Medicare program or strengthen benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Read more from OnSachem News.
With older adults vaccinated, doctors say a growing share of their covid patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, as more contagious variants circulate among people who remain unvaccinated. Read more from OnSachem News.
Across Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, where death rates from stroke are above the national average, routing patients from rural areas to the right level of care can be an intricate jigsaw puzzle. The closest hospital might not offer the full scope of stroke treatments, but hospitals with more advanced care could be hours away. Read more from OnSachem News.
A KHN investigation found that more than 2,000 schools have spent millions of dollars for systems, lured by air purifier companies’ claims that experts say mislead or obscure the potential for harm from toxic ozone. Read more from OnSachem News.
California officials are optimistic they can vaccinate millions more before hitting a hard wall of vaccine resistance. Read more from OnSachem News.
With some 100 million Americans fully vaccinated, the U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems that lack the breadth and depth of large, population-based programs, experts said. Read more from OnSachem News.
More than 200,000 doses of covid vaccine have gone to waste since December, KHN has learned. Two national pharmacy chains account for most of it. Read more from OnSachem News.
A report from the Government Accountability Office paints a picture of an already strained behavioral health system struggling after the pandemic struck to meet the treatment needs of millions of Americans with conditions like alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more from OnSachem News.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has allowed providers to continue operating despite repeated violations and harm to clients. Read more from OnSachem News.
The percentage of medical students who can’t find residencies is increasing every year. But as more graduates look for support, they might not realize that two organizations offering it are backed by anti-immigrant groups. Read more from OnSachem News.
Even as the nation has moved on to vaccinating everyone 16 and older, the vast majority of people homebound due to frailty or age — and among the most vulnerable to covid’s devastation — have not yet been vaccinated. California offers a sharp lens on the challenges. Read more from OnSachem News.
Covid-19 vaccinations do not infect recipients with shingles or any form of herpes virus, despite some misleading headlines. Read more from OnSachem News.
It’s 100 days into Joe Biden’s presidency and a surprisingly large number of health policies have been announced. But health is notably absent from the administration’s $1.8 trillion spending plan for American families, making it unclear how much more will get done this year. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosens its mask-wearing recommendations for those who have been vaccinated, but the new rules are confusing. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, Rovner interviews KHN’s Julie Appleby, who reported the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” episode. Read more from OnSachem News.
In his first speech before a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden argued it was time to turn the coronavirus pandemic into a historic opportunity to expand government for the benefit of a wider range of Americans, urging investments in jobs, climate change, child care, infrastructure and more. Read more from OnSachem News.
BNSF Railway accuses the Center for Asbestos Related Disease of Medicare fraud by misdiagnosing and overtreating asbestos-caused illnesses, which the health clinic calls a cynical attempt by the company to limit its own liability. Read more from OnSachem News.
- Lake Ronkonkoma man, 29, killed after FedEx truck hit his crashed car on LIE: Suffolk Police
- New York lawmakers move to once again extend ban on evictions
- Only about 10 percent of New York hospitals get top grade in safety report
- New Yorks joins New Jersey, Connecticut in plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions
- COVID-19 vaccines now at every Rite Aid for online and walk-in appointments
- Dramatic increase in New York's census numbers compared to estimates draws concern from onlookers
- Analysis: Repealing cap on SALT deductions would increase disparities in New York
- Sachem High School East hosts museum walk displaying world cultures
- DiNapoli: New York budget draws on $26.7 billion from new revenue sources
- Report: Cuomo administration ordered health officials not to release nursing home death toll numbers