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Health News

Suffolk County Observes World Tuberculosis Day, March 24th

  • 24 March 2014
  • Number of views: 1265
  • Categories: Health
Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) marks March 24th as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacteria M. tuberculosis

The Open Meetings or “Sunshine” laws of New York State and Suffolk County

  • 7 March 2014
  • Number of views: 1555
  • Categories: Health

The Open Meetings or “Sunshine” laws of New York State and Suffolk County give the public the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to the debates and watch the decision-making process in action. The laws also require that notice of the time and place of all meetings be given prior to every meeting. 

Suffolk Officials Ask Residents to “Get Your Rear in Gear”

  • 7 March 2014
  • Number of views: 1112
  • Categories: Health
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken urge residents to step out to “Main Streets Go Blue” in Riverhead next week, beginning Sunday, to view the Academy Awards in grand style, while supporting local businesses and calling awareness to colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S

Commissioner’s statement on CVS decision to stop selling tobacco products

  • 10 February 2014
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  • Categories: Health

As Suffolk County prepares for a public hearing on banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, this action by CVS serves as a reminder that tobacco use is a leading underlying cause of death in America. I commend CVS and many other independent pharmacies that have taken this important step to protect public health, and I hope other pharmacies will consider taking similar action.

Board of Review Hearing

  • 10 February 2014
  • Number of views: 1140
  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality will hold its regular monthly Board of Review hearing on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at 360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2C, Yaphank, NY 11980.


Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901