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Is a COVID-19 Booster Still Effective If You Waited Too Long to Get One?

Verywell Health

Even if people wait beyond the recommended time frame from the CDC to get a COVID-19 booster shot, the vaccine will still be very effective, Sharon Nachman, MD, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, told Verywell.

SBU Incubator Showcase set for Wednesday

Long Island Business News

The Stony Brook University Economic Development Incubator Showcase is set for Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the university’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology.

NY girding for shark season with more drones, vigilance

Associated Press

New visitors to the area this summer could include tropical hammerheads, although they typically focus on stingrays and other bottom-dwellers, Chris Paparo, Stony Brook University Marine Sciences Center manager, told Newsday.

This summer, sharks will again share their Atlantic with Long Island swimmers and surfers

Newsday

Scientists say sharks are vital, as they limit seal and other marine animal populations. “They play a crucial role in keeping the ecosystem in balance,” said Chris Paparo, Stony Brook University Marine Sciences Center manager.

In wake of shooting, mental health experts offer advice to parents

Newsday

Dr. Gabrielle Carlson, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Stony Brook Medicine, said many kids are vulnerable and live in dysfunctional families, “and they don’t go out and kill a bunch of elementary school students. There is obviously something in the equation here we don’t know and understand.”

In wake of shooting, mental health experts offer advice to parents

Newsday

Dr. Gabrielle Carlson, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Stony Brook Medicine, said many kids are vulnerable and live in dysfunctional families, “and they don’t go out and kill a bunch of elementary school students. There is obviously something in the equation here we don’t know and understand.”

Searching for the Past in Cameroon, Only to Find It Is Still Very Present

New York Times

Nganang, who is chair of Africana studies at Stony Brook University, borrowed from his own life for the novel — from the daily rituals of suburban America to the lyrical descriptions of his hometown, Yaoundé, his “mental landscape.”

Protecting your skin from the sun

Fox Weather

May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month. While the month is coming to an end, skin cancer prevention is essential year-round. Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Adrienne Haughton provides tips to encourage people to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Type 2 Diabetes Speeds Aging in the Brain

WebMD/HeathDay

The new findings show that people with diabetes have atrophy in the same brain areas as other people their age, said senior researcher Lilianne Mujica-Parodi. But that aging effect happens faster.

Carol M. Baldwin, 92, actors’ mom, funded breast cancer research

Newsday

“People talk about finding that one thing in your life, and the one thing she found was fighting breast cancer and she found it up until the day she passed,” said Dr. Brian O’Hea, chief of the breast surgery division at Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine, and director of the Baldwin Breast Care Center, in a phone interview.

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