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Do trigger warnings have a place on Long Island’s college campuses?


Christine Szaraz, assistant director of the Center for Prevention and Outreach at Stony Brook University, gives students bystander intervention training on preventing violence. A few years ago, a student said in feedback they would have appreciated a heads-up on discussions over sexual assaults and rape.

Long Island hospitals offer more private patient rooms, often at no extra cost


Stony Brook University Hospital’s 225,000-square-foot pavilion that opened in 2019 has 150 private rooms, including 45 intensive care and  57 intermediate care rooms. The 48 beds in Stony Brook Children’s Hospital also are in private rooms.

What Are the Best Home Remedies for RSV?

Everyday Health

In most cases, there are three main things that can help someone with RSV feel better, says Sharon Nachman, MD, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases and professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. They are:

  • Lots of fluids (it’s especially important to prevent dehydration)
  • Rest
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever and pain

SBU Roth Pond Regatta draws large crowd

Times Beacon Record

The 34th annual Roth Pond Regatta at Stony Brook University took place Friday afternoon, April 28. Participating students had to make boats out of cardboard, duct tape, string and paint in order to be eligible to race. The theme of this year’s event was “A Fairy Tale Regatta: This is Our Swamp.”

‘Cards by Colton’ – Brookhaven second grader makes get well cards for kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

News 12

A 7-year-old Brookhaven boy spent his Wednesday delivering get well cards to young patients battling life-threatening illnesses at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

With a deadline looming, Long Island towns evaluate how they collaborate on trash


Meanwhile an ongoing study at Stony Brook University seeks to recommend regional strategies for reducing, reusing and recycling over 40 million tons of waste that is generated on Long Island — following New York’s guidance for mitigating greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, especially in environmental justice areas.

Expert Weighs in On Preventing Lyme, Babesiosis, and Other Tick-borne Diseases

Long Island Press

The incidence of babesiosis, a rare parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of an infected tick, has grown significantly in the Northeast, including New York State, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control in March. From 2011 to 2019, cases in New York increased by 58.3%, from 418 to 663 total cases, or from 2.1 to 3.4 cases per 100,000 people. Within New York State, babesiosis has been particularly prevalent in Suffolk County, says Dr. Andrew Handel, an expert in pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

What to Do When Your Partner Has a Stroke

Health Central

Seemingly out of nowhere, the unthinkable happened: Your partner had a stroke. Fortunately, you got to the ER in time for life-saving emergency care, and now they have been stabilized. What happens next? What does the future hold? Considering the long recovery road ahead can often feel overwhelming for everyone involved, according to Jason Mathew, D.O., a vascular neurologist at the Stony Brook Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center in Stony Brook, NY.

When Should You Start Disciplining Your Baby?

Parents Magazine

A key to disciplining toddlers and preschoolers is to keep things very simple. According to a study conducted by Susan G. O’Leary, Ph.D., professor of psychology at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, moms with long reprimands were less effective than those with short and direct ones

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