Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
In a battle reflecting turf wars around the country, Illinois dentists defeated legislation that would have allowed hygienists to practice in nursing homes and prisons where dental care can be scarce. Read more from OnSachem News.
For children with special needs returning to an L.A. classroom, mask-wearing is the least of their troubles. Read more from OnSachem News.
Health officials worry that anti-vaccine activists will seize upon Colin Powell's death to make the claim that vaccines don't work. They might ask, "If you can still die after being vaccinated for Covid-19, what's the point of getting the vaccine?" CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen offers answers. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at the infertility struggles female doctors are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more from OnSachem News.
With Kentucky in the grip of a covid surge, public health workers are taking their vaccination campaign house to house and church to church, trying to outmaneuver the fantastical tales spread on social media and everyday hurdles of hardship and isolation. Read more from OnSachem News.
KHN teamed up with Hulu for a discussion of America's opioid crisis, following the Oct. 13 premiere of the online streaming service’s new series “Dopesick.” Read more from OnSachem News.
In this episode, we get our bearings on self-funded insurance plans, and how they affect the average — sometimes burned-out — American worker trying to get answers about insurance. Read more from OnSachem News.
New, often lower-cost plans capitalize on the convenience of telemedicine — and patients’ growing familiarity with it. But consumers should weigh costs and care options before enrolling in a “virtual-first” plan. Read more from OnSachem News.
The law says nonprofit hospitals are supposed to offer low-income patients financial assistance. But the average person doesn’t know about it. Here’s how to get help. Read more from OnSachem News.
If dealing with COVID and its ongoing fallout hasn’t been confounding enough, consider the added shock of just learning you have the Big C, and that it’s breast cancer. Read more from OnSachem News.
Like almost everything else associated with the covid-19 pandemic, partisans are taking sides over whether vaccines should be mandated. Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill are still struggling to find compromise in their effort to expand health insurance and other social programs. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Jen Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times and Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews best-selling author Beth Macy about her book “Dopesick,” and the new Hulu miniseries based on it. Read more from OnSachem News.
California Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, who authored legislation to create and fund the state’s new 988 phone line for mental health emergencies, spoke with KHN about the effort and what more will be needed to create a full-fledged response network for people experiencing mental health crises. Read more from OnSachem News.
The availability of covid testing and turnaround times for results still vary widely around the country, some 19 months since the pandemic was declared a national crisis. A jumbled testing system, technician burnout and squirrely spikes in demand are all part of the problem. Read more from OnSachem News.
Hundreds of towns, cities and states across the U.S. have ignored part of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and now it’s costing them billions of dollars to comply. Read more from OnSachem News.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to regulate out-of-control health care spending in California. The effort is being shaped by the very health industry players that would be regulated. Read more from OnSachem News.
Nicole Sperry attended a school board meeting in Virginia to combat Covid-19 misinformation one day after burying her daughter, who died from the deadly virus. Read more from OnSachem News.
In a practice dating to the 1980s, many hospitals require people with alcohol-related liver disease to complete a period of sobriety before they can be added to the waiting list for a liver. But this thinking may be changing. Read more from OnSachem News.
Long-term relationships between patients and doctors often enrich the quality of care and create deep emotional bonds. When the doctors retire or move on, saying goodbye can be hard. Read more from OnSachem News.
But Americans generally have little confidence that the White House or Congress will recommend the right thing, a new poll shows. Read more from OnSachem News.
Merck is seeking FDA emergency use authorization for its experimental antiviral Covid-19 treatment, molnupiravir. If authorized, the drug would be the first oral antiviral treatment to fight Covid-19. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports. Read more from OnSachem News.
Health care workers already bore the brunt of workplace violence in the U.S. Now, tensions from an exhausting pandemic are spilling over into hospitals. Read more from OnSachem News.
Federally qualified health centers from California to Michigan are mired in a bureaucratic mess over how they should be paid under Medicaid for each dose of covid vaccine given. In California alone, clinics await reimbursement for at least 1 million shots, causing a “massive cash flow problem.” Read more from OnSachem News.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, speaks with CNN's Dana Bash about what you can do to be safe on Halloween this year during the pandemic. Read more from OnSachem News.
A patient in dire need of a kidney transplant was told that if she and her donor refuse the Covid vaccine, she will be denied the procedure. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains that vaccines help survival rates. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Brianna Keilar presses former Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary, Adm. Brett Giroir (Ret.) on former President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more from OnSachem News.
A few days after his COVID-19 hospitalization, William "Wild Bill" Hansel believed he heard a fellow patient, to his right, weeping shortly before he died. Read more from OnSachem News.
The American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress in March, provides $130 billion to cities, counties and tribes — with few restrictions on how the money can be spent. Read more from OnSachem News.
- Suffolk Police issue 'Silver Alert' for missing Holbrook man
- No power for up to 14 days, PSEG-LI warns ahead of Henri's landfall
- 'Hurricane Warning' as Henri eyes Suffolk for direct hit
- Boy, 7, dies following Lake Grove crash
- Three mosquito samples in Farmingville and Holtville test positive for West Nile Virus
- Cuomo begins moving from Executive Mansion as his attorney continues to criticize accusers
- Hochul: 'I believe we'll need mask mandates' in New York schools
- Cuomo to resign as New York governor, Kathy Hochul to become state's first woman governor
- Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Ronkonkoma crash
- Crash kills motorcyclist in Holtsville: Police