Reached for comment, Allison Eliscu, MD, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York, said the findings have immediate implications for clinical care.
“The idea that you could have a Hope Spot so close to a major metropolitan area is pretty significant,” said Ellen Pikitch, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science.
But climate change is also increasing both the number and the intensity of storms, says Kevin Reed, an associate professor and associate dean for research at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. “There is more and more published research, including some by my team here at Stony Brook, that suggests recent seasons and recent storms have become more intense from a rainfall perspective due to climate change,” Reed says.
This goes without saying, but while parents may feel as though they are watching their children, sometimes they aren’t watching as closely as they should. Kristi Ladowski, injury prevention and outreach coordinator at Stony Brook Medicine Trauma Center, says that most water-related injuries she sees occur when adults were distracted or thought someone else was watching the child.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer face numerous health disparities in comparison to those who identify as heterosexual and cisgender. LGBTQ+ individuals may also have a higher risk of cancer due to such disparities. Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention in Action program is here to help people of all gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations take action against cancer.
News 12’s Rich Barrabi was joined by Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Sharon Nachman to talk about COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old.
Major health care systems including Northwell Health and Stony Brook Medicine said they had not received their doses for children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years as of Monday, but were hoping to get them sometime this week.
Here to help us understand Juneteenth’s history is Zebulon Miletsky, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Stony Brook University.
World Trade Center (WTC) responders who suffer from exposure-related chronic conditions also face an increased risk for worse COVID-19 outcomes, including long COVID, according to a study published online June 7 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Elizabeth Lhuillier, M.D., from Stony Brook University in New York, and colleagues assessed whether conditions resulting from WTC exposures are associated with increased COVID-19 disease severity. The analysis included 1,280 WTC responders with health outcomes data collected prior to and following COVID-19 infection.
Tens of thousands of people have chronic conditions stemming from exposure to the World Trade Center site during 9/11 more than 20 years ago. A new report from Stony Brook University draws a connection between these conditions and vulnerability to longer, more severe COVID-19 symptoms.