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Student-run camp allows children of cancer patients to just be kids

Fox News

Children of cancer patients are often an overlooked population because they do not suffer from the disease themselves. However, the emotional stress of growing up with a parent battling cancer often robs children of their carefree childhood. Many times, they suffer quietly, leading to academic, social, emotional and developmental problems, according to a study from the Groningen University Medical Center.

Earthstock at Stony Brook University

FiOS 1 "Push Pause"

FiOS 1’s "Push Pause" program came to SBU to cover Earthstock in 2014

Stony Brook Film Fest Awards Headlined by ‘My Sweet Pepper Land,’ ‘Paper Souls’


Wrapping up their ten-day festival of world cinema, the 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival has announced its award winners. Presented by master of ceremonies John Anderson of The New York Times and Newsday, the awards were presented on Saturday night after the conclusion of the festival’s closing night screening, "1,000 Times a Good Night" starring Juliette Binoche.

Dangerous algae bloom again found in Georgica Pond in East Hampton


Elevated levels of a blue-green algae that produces toxins harmful to people and animals have been found in an East Hampton pond, nearly two years after a dog died from drinking the water there during an algal outbreak.

NHTSA launches ‘Where’s Baby? Look before you lock’ campaign to prevent hot car deaths

News 12 LI

A nationwide ad campaign launched today to raise awareness to the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot vehicles.

Heath Column: Tips for swimming safely this summer

Riverhead News-Review

t seems that every summer, amid all the poolside, bayside and oceanside fun being had, you hear about a few startling water accidents no one ever saw coming.

Dr. Maribeth Chitkara, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, took a few minutes to share some tips, and dispel a few myths, that can help ensure that your family plays it safe in the water this summer.

Cleaning up contaminated lands a long, complex process


Cleaning up thousands of tons of illegally dumped contaminated material, such as that found at four sites in Islip and Babylon, can take months to complete — and fill deposited in fragile wetlands presents an even more complicated challenge, experts said

Return of a Native: Reflections on the 38th Voyage of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, July 11, 2014

National Geographic

We (Carl Safina and fellow watchers) left the Provincetown wharf early in the morning, ferried out to the anchored Morgan by small boat. Among our fellow voyagers is our favorite ocean activist, National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle

NYC’s anti binge drinking drive: Interview with The Dunes Dr. Nicholas Kardaras

According to his bio on The Dunes website "Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., LCSW-R is an addictions specialist and clinical professor at Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Center where he teaches graduate level course-work on the treatment of addiction. He is a licensed NY State psychotherapist and a clinical consultant for LICADD (Long Island Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) as well as being Adjunct Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in California. Dr. Kardaras has extensive experience in treating addiction and dual-diagnosis clients in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings as well as over 10 years of experience in treating adolescents."

What Do We Really Know about Autism and Crime?

Interactive Autism Network

Two years later, Dr. Matthew Lerner repeated that conclusion to a commission investigating the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, committed by a young man with a history of Asperger’s Syndrome. Having an autism spectrum disorder "does not mean you are likely to commit a violent crime," testified Dr. Lerner, now assistant professor of clinical psychology, psychiatry and pediatrics at Stony Brook University.

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