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Published: 9/19/2014

Suffolk County Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that 11 more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on September 9th and September 11th.  On September 9th, from Farmingville (1), Mastic Beach (1), East Northport (2), and Bay Shore (2). On September 11th, from West Babylon (2), North Patchogue (1), and Copaigue (2).


Published: 9/18/2014

The next meeting of Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board is scheduled for:


Published: 9/16/2014

Suffolk County Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that 28 more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected between September 3rd and September 5th.  On September 3rd, from Bay Shore (4).  On September 4th,  from West Babylon (4), Lindenhurst (2),  Huntington Station (2), Northport (1), Dix Hills (1), Deer Park (1), Copiague (3), Holbrook (1), Patchogue (1),North Babylon (3), and East Northport (2). On September 5th, Selden (1), East Setauket (1) and Shelter Island (1).


Published: 9/16/2014

Published: 9/12/2014
Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the silent killer because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. There is no simple way to screen for it. 

Published: 9/11/2014

Published: 9/11/2014

James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that the Department of Health Services will hold its falls prevention workshops for senior residents in the communities of East Islip, East Northport, Melville, Sayville, and Bellport. 


Published: 9/10/2014

Published: 9/9/2014
Event draws more than 850 participants

Published: 9/9/2014

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has removed Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park from its list of water bodies that may contain toxic levels of blue-green algae.  Residents who wish to wade or engage in recreation  in these waters are advised to proceed and to use caution if they observe discolored water.

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