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Are your kids at risk for a growing health problem?

Riverhead Local

Hypertension is estimated to affect more than 50 million Americans and is the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, and cerebrovascular accidents. And although it is more common in adults, hypertension affects nearly 5 percent of the pediatric population. For High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, Dr. Robert Woroniecki, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Dr. Katarina Supe-Markovina, Director of the new Pediatric Hypertension Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, are shedding some light on a growing health problem among our country’s youth.

Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

KPIX-TV

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new "Agent Orange": open air burn pits.

Indian American couple donate $3.5 million to New York university

The American Bazaar

The State University of New York’s (SUNY) Stony Brook will establish the Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Stony Brook Medicine, made possible by an enormous $3.5 million endowment given by Kavita and Lalit Bahl of Stony Brook, New York.

The Psychology Of Loves That Last A Lifetime

The Huffington Post

The trifecta of a romantic relationship — intense love, sexual desire and long-term attachment — can seem elusive, but it may not be as uncommon or unattainable in marriages as we’ve been conditioned to think.

Women in Politics: College Edition

5/15/2014

Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com over the course of the year. Anna Lubitz has been nominated by Stony Brook University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics.

What is Color?

CNBC

what is color? i’m seeing videos of kids knowing so much more than i would have expected them to know. >> now, i want to turn to your being a proponent of science. your name is on one of the buildings at Stony brook university and basically, you’ve become a proponent of science education for a number of years now.

Some Signs of Hope in Effort to Bring Shinnecock Bay Back from Brink

27East.com

Two years into a $3 million effort to boost the ability of western Shinnecock Bay to absorb the abuse of development along its shores, scientists from Stony Brook University say they are hopeful that some subtle changes in environmental patterns could be the first small successes of their labors.

Group rides with hope

Times Beacon Recod

Chris Pendergast’s doctors gave him five years to live when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1993, but he has somehow beaten the odds and is a 21-year survivor of the disease.

Hope for an S-Shaped Back

New York Times Blog

I wore a hard plastic brace around my torso from ages 8 to 16 to treat scoliosis, or spinal curvature. Bracing has been standard treatment in children for the past five decades, and I wore my brace diligently, if awkwardly, in the hope that it would contain my S-shaped curvature and stave off the need for spinal fusion surgery.

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