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Everything you need to know about POTS

Reader's Digest

“The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent long COVID cases have increased awareness of POTS,” said Lauren Stiles, president of Dysautonomia International and research assistant professor of neurology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in the US.

Rare Accreditation Is Big News In War On Duchenne MD

Innovate LI

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital has become a frontline fortress in the war against muscular dystrophy. The hospital’s East Setauket-based Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Comprehensive Care Center has earned Certified Duchenne Care Center accreditation from Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a national nonprofit spearheading the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy – the most common muscular dystrophy in children, affecting roughly 1 in 5,000 boys.

Stony Brook Students To Perform Music At Cancer Center

Three Village Patch

Students from the Stony Brook University Department of Music will begin performing music at the Stony Brook Cancer Center‘s Medical and Research Translation building to provide a relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere for patients, university officials said.

1st certified Duchenne care center on Long Island opens at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

News 12

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital has become the first certified Duchenne care center on Long Island.

TikTokers are taking a diabetes drug to lose weight. Now it’s in short supply

Popular Science

Semaglutide is an effective weight loss mitigation strategy for people with obesity, but experts warn that being skinny does not equate to being healthy. “There are no easy fixes for weight loss,” says Silvana Obici, chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Stony Brook Medicine.

Incoming SUNY Chancellor John King Jr. looks to bolster enrollment, system’s national standing


“Stony Brook University plays a critical role in that vision,” King said in an interview as he packed for his move from Maryland to New York. “The success of Stony Brook will help drive the success of the system overall … Stony Brook ought to be mentioned in the same breath as the University of California at Berkeley and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.”

Suffolk Police Officer Raymond Stock leaves Stony Brook University Hospital after spending days on a ventilator


Dr. James Vosswinkel, head of trauma at Stony Brook Medicine, said Gallagher was stabbed through his bulletproof vest close to his heart where the knife went also through the officer’s notebook and shirt, hitting a rib.

What To Know About the Latest Dominant COVID Variant, XBB. 1.5

Well + Good

The truth is, the same precautions that kept us protected from COVID with prior waves will help limit cases now. “Importantly, we’re also seeing a large spike in influenza, so ensuring you’ve received your annual flu shot is another crucial step,” says Andrew Handel, MD, pediatric infectious diseases expert at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in New York.

What Happened To Damar Hamlin?

WALK 97.5 The Anna & Raven Show

What happened to Damar Hamlin and could something like this happen to your child while they’re on the field? Dr. Hal Skopicki from Stony Brook Medicine explains in the podcast.

Cardiac arrests like Damar Hamlin’s are rare—but teams must be prepared

Popular Science

“Think about how many blows to the chest are delivered every week in hockey, lacrosse, basketball, and baseball with no lasting trauma,” says Hal Andrew Skopicki, the chief of cardiology at Stony Brook Medicine in New York who was watching the Bills and Bengals game live. One 2013 study on 107 cases of sudden cardiac arrest found only 20.5 percent of footballers survived and with a little more than half having an on-site defibrillator—a device that shocks the heart to restore a normal heartbeat. However, while these sports-related cardiac injuries are incredibly rare, they can be fatal, Skopicki cautions.

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