Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with Sweet Stella girl! Stella is a 7 year old spayed female staff terrier mix. Stella has been waiting for her furever home for over a year now. Stella would make a great walking companion and she is like a furry exercise machine. She loves to roll on her back for belly rubs and give kisses. Stella would do best in an adult only home with no other pets. Open up your heart and adopt this furbaby and give her the loving home she deserves!

Sparticus
 

Home Wanted -

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and adopt  “Sparticus”!  He is a handsome 9 month old neutered male. He is a stunning grey domestic short hair with a loving personality. Sparticus enjoys hanging out with his cat friends and playing with his toys. He can be a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he is a big mush! Meow!

Smithtown Animal Shelter

 

The Smithtown Animal Shelter has many kittens for adoption, the little ones are handled and socialized by our volunteer staff they are friendly have their initial shots and de-worming.


 

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Friday
Apr172015

National Infant Immunization Week April 18 - April 25

Suffolk County to Parents: Protect Your Child from Measles, Whooping Cough, Mumps…

As the number of reported cases of measles continues to rise nationally, and as pertussis continues to circulate locally, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health Services, remind parents to make sure that their children are up-to-date on immunizations.
 
“Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death,” said County Executive Steve Bellone.  “They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by reducing the spread of infectious diseases.
 
“Providing babies with the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases,” said Dr. James Tomarken, “Currently, the United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in its history, so there is every reason to obtain immunizations on time according to the recommended schedule.”
 
In observance National Infant Immunization Week (April 18 through April 25, 2015), Dr.  Tomarken offers five important reasons why immunizations need to be a top priority for parents:
 
1.  Immunizations can save children… from 14 vaccine preventable diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza type B, varicella (chickenpox), pneumococcal disease, rotavirus and influenza.
 
2.  Immunizations are safe and effective … and given to children only after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals.
 
3.  Immunization protects others … from getting preventable diseases. Babies who are too young to be fully immunized, immune-compromised individuals, pregnant women and older adults, are among those who are particularly vulnerable to disease. To help keep them safe, be sure that you and your children are fully immunized.
 
4.  Immunization saves time and money. Vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care. In contrast, immunization is a good investment and usually covered by insurance.
 
5.  Immunization protects future generations. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. If we continue vaccinating now, and vaccinating completely, parents in the future may be able to trust that it is possible some diseases of today will no longer be around to harm their children in the future.
 
Families are encouraged to check with their doctors to make sure every child’s immunizations are up to date. Parents who have questions about immunization may call Suffolk County’s Shots for Tots Hotline, 631-854-0222, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Additional information and vaccination schedules may be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site at www.cdc.gov/vaccines.
 
Note: The Department of Health Services offers the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) immunization to college students, as mandated by NYSDOH. Call the SCDHS Office of Public Health, 631-854-0333, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for dates, times and locations.
 
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Monday
Apr132015

Ladies Night Out - St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

 

Thursday
Apr092015

Recall - Sabra Classic Hummus

04/08/2015 07:08 PM EDT

 

Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide.

 

Monday
Apr062015

April 6th through 12th is National Public Health Awareness Week (NPHW). 

April 6th through 12th is National Public Health Awareness Week (NPHW)

Since 1995, communities across the United States have observed NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. This year’s theme is “Healthiest Nation 2030.”  

What is public health? 

“Public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood or as big as an entire country or region of the world.” (CDC) The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is the public health agency that promotes wellness and protects the public’s health and environment locally. Among the services provided are communicable disease control; health education; public health emergency preparedness; referrals to services for those with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities or low-income; monitoring and inspection of the county’s water supply, surface waters, food establishments; and much more. For more information on services provided by the Suffolk County Health Services, view the department’s Directory of Resources, available in large print, Braille, audio, Spanish, Creole, Traditional Chinese, Italian, and Portuguese upon request: call 631-854-0095. 

Long Island Walks! 

State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and the Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC) — coordinator of the Long Island Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP) — invite all Suffolk County residents to join them for a walk in the park at 10 a.m. on April 9, 2015, at Belmont State Park. At the event, LIHC will roll out its “Recommendations for Walking,” a local initiative to get residents up and moving. The new website, www.nshc.org/Long-island-health-collaborative, will be offering patients an opportunity to track and print a log of their personal activity to present to their healthcare providers.  The website includes a list of walking trails, safe sidewalks and streets, local parks and pathways, organized walks, and walking groups on Long Island.  Start walking and stay tuned! Residents who visit the site and enter their activity will be automatically entered into a drawing for an iPad each time they enter their activity. 

National Infant Immunization Week (NIW) - April 26-May 3, 2015

NIW is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the U.S.  Vaccines are among the most successful and cost effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.  They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also protect the entire community by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases.  One of the best ways to protect your children is to be sure that they have all of their vaccinations.  Check with your pediatrician at your child’s next scheduled visit.

Thursday
Apr022015

Opioid Overdose Prevention Program And Narcan Training Class

Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta, Kings Park in the kNOw and Suffolk County Department of Health Services offer Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and Narcan Training Class …

Save the Life of a Person from a Drug Overdose

(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta, Kings Park in the kNOw and Suffolk County Department of Health Services invite parents and other interested members of the community to learn how to recognize and maybe prevent a drug overdose at a workshop on Monday, April 20, from 6:45pm - 8:45pm. It will be held at the Kings Park Library, 1 Church Street, Kings Park. Those attending must be 18 years or older and will receive a free lifesaving Narcan kit and instructions on how to reverse the deadly effects of an overdose from heroin or opiates. “As a member of the Legislature’s Health Committee, I am pleased to partner with the County’s Health Department and Kings Park in the kNOw to make this training available to my constituents and the community,” said Legislator Trotta.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency kit that includes Narcan. In order to have enough kits for those attending, reservations should be made by calling Legislator Trotta’s office at 631-854-3900 or by contacting susan.eckert@suffolkcountyny.gov<mailto:susan.eckert@suffolkcountyny.gov> .Please RSVP before April 14, 2015.

Tuesday
Mar102015

Suffolk County Announces Narcan Training Classes

Suffolk County Announces Narcan Training Classes

County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, are encouraging residents to take advantage of scheduled “Opioid Overdose Prevention Program-Narcan Training Classes.”

The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan. Classes will be held as follows:

Hauppauge

Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Office of Health Education North County Complex

725 Veterans Highway, Bldg. C928, Hauppauge, NY

Contact: 631-853-4017 or wanda.ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov

Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Office of Health Education North County Complex

725 Veterans Highway, Bldg. C928, Hauppauge, NY

Contact: 631-853-4017 or wanda.ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov

Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Office of Health Education North County Complex

725 Veterans Highway, Bldg. C928, Hauppauge, NY

Contact: 631-853-4017 or wanda.ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov

Port Jefferson sponsored by Legislator Kara Hahn and the Port Jefferson Rotary Club

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Contact: Legislator Hahn’s office at 631-854-1650

Hope House Ministries

Monday, March 20, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Hope House Ministries, 1 High St., Port Jefferson, NY

Register at https://pjvac.enrollware.com/enroll?id=622147. Call 631-928-2377 for information.

Kings Parksponsored by Legislator Robert Trotta and Kings Park in the kNOw

Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Smithtown Library, 1 Church St., Kings Park, NY

Huntington – Sponsored by Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Rd, Huntington Station, New York 11746

RSVP to info@drugfreeli.org

Contact: Susan Eckert 631-854-3900   


Sunday
Mar082015

Programs For Diabetics Or Those At Risk For Diabetes

Programs for Diabetics or Those at Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes is the most rapidly growing chronic disease of our time, affecting one out of every 12 adults in New York. Diabetes puts the body at risk for many serious health conditions if it is not properly controlled. However, moderate changes in lifestyle can help to restore your blood sugar to normal levels and result in significant health benefits. Listed below are free classes designed to help resident who qualify to make lifestyle changes.  

The Suffolk County Diabetes Self-Management Program

The Diabetes Self-Management Program, conducted by the Department of Health Services in collaboration with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, comprises four classes that cover suggestions for keeping blood sugar in target range, choosing a healthy meal plan and balancing food, exercise and medications. Register early, as class size is limited

HRHCare - The Health Center at Patchogue

365 East Main St.  Patchogue, NY 11772

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Anastasia Loper, 631-727-7850 ext. 340 or abl98@cornell.edu

Suffolk County Department of Health, Office of Health Education

725 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge, NY
Thursdays, March 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 2, 9, 2015

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.