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A “Black Tax” causes cities to have less money for programs and schools

NBC News Now

Stony Brook University Research Professor Matthew Wynter weighs in about “the black tax,” and believes it has cost Memphis more than $100 million.

How food insecurity impacts Long Island’s Jewish, Muslim communities


Haylee Hebenstreit, professor at the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, said food pantries, soup kitchens and other types of emergency feeding methods serve as a Band-Aid but don’t address the root causes of hunger.

Psychiatric, Learning Disorders Common in Students Who Make School Threats

Psychiatry Advisor

Deborah M. Weisbrot, M.D., from Stony Brook University in New York, and colleagues assessed characteristics of students who make threats toward others at school. The analysis included child and adolescent psychiatry threat assessment evaluations of 157 consecutive school-referred youths in kindergarten through grade 12 between 1998 and 2019.

What to know about kefir, one of the original gut-friendly foods

Washington Post

“Probiotics produce bioactive compounds, such as short-chain fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory effects that can help systemic issues like cholesterol management and neurotransmitter synthesis,” says Sotiria Everett, clinical assistant professor of family, population and preventive medicine at Stony Brook Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Answering your questions about the dangers of ticks and diseases they carry


When you spend time outside, such as hiking in a wooded area, experts recommend you tuck in your shirts and pull socks up over pant legs to prevent ticks from climbing under clothing. Insect repellent can be used on clothing but people should read instructions carefully. The Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital suggests that people check for ticks under arms, in and around ears, behind knees and other places where they can be found. Wash and dry clothing on high heat after spending time outdoors. Shower as soon as possible.

Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital fully reopens following pandemic


A Ronald McDonald family room at the only children’s hospital in Suffolk County has fully reopened three years after it was shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 900-square-foot room at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital had been serving 3,500 families a year who used it as a respite while their children were in the hospital, said Matt Campo, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities NY Metro.

Sports Center Feature: “Dunia”


As a 6-year-old boy, Dunia Sibomana narrowly survived a violent chimpanzee attack in his native Congo. He was treated by Stony Brook Medicine surgeon Dr. Alexander Dagum. Eight years later, he became a New York state high school wrestling champion.

Stony Brook University med students learn where residencies will be on Match Day


Just two weeks after saying “I do,” this Long Island couple met their matches; this time it was their placement in a medical residency program. On Friday, Kenny Ling, 26, and Rosen Jeong, 27, found out their journey from meeting at anatomy classes while looking over a cadaver will include continuing their education at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Head Injury Association day program helps adults with TBI


Dr. Chuck Mikell, a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at Stony Brook University who is researching treatments for TBI, said that one thing that’s missing for many survivors is the “content of consciousness,” or what might be called “awareness.”

SBU’s Nivea Pereira de Sa works to inhibit key fungal enzyme

Times Beacon Record

Researchers in the laboratory of Maurizio del Poeta, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, have been looking to create new treatments and develop vaccines against these fungi.

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