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L.I. Hospital: Reused Insulin Pen Part May Mean Hepatitis, HIV Risk For Patients

The South Nassau Communities Hospital has advised that some patients who received injections from an insulin pen should get tested for hepatitis and HIV.

03/11/2014

Hospital Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

Seen At 11: Stopping The Spread Of Preventable Infections

Deadly and preventable infections have been spreading like wildfire and it hasn’t been limited to schools and offices.

02/10/2014

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Health Officials Find West Nile In Mosquitos On Staten Island

Mosquitos collected in the Eltingville Section of Staten Island are the first in the city to be found carrying the West Nile virus this season.

07/08/2011

Doctor (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Democratic Lawmakers Want Doctor Tie Ban In New York

Some lawmakers in Albany want a state law to prohibit doctors from wearing neckties in hospitals. The proposal cites a study that shows bacteria that could lead to serious infection can be carried on ties and other loose-fitting clothing.

05/04/2011