3 Commack High School Students Contract MRSAThe Suffolk County Health Department is providing guidance to the school and coaches have passed out printed information to student athletes on how to avoid infection.
Suffolk County Health Department Backs Raising To Tobacco Purchase Age To 21Just days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, a similar effort has launched in Suffolk County.
New York State's First Known Dengue Fever Infection Found On Long IslandA Long Island man was hospitalized in September with dengue virus, believed to be contracted locally, Suffolk County health officials said Wednesday.
Senior's Death From Bacterial Meningitis Stuns East Islip High SchoolShe was days from graduation and set to attend Molloy College to pursue a medical career. Instead, a 17-year-old high school senior on Long Island succumbed to a rare disease, and her classmates are worried that bacterial meningitis may be contagious.
Eye On New York: On The Whooping CoughIn this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2's Emily Smith reports on the infection’s rise and Dana Tyler speaks with Dr. Jane Zucker, the New York City Health Department's Assistant Commissioner for Immunization, about what you can do to protect your children.
Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads On Long Island; More Than 200 Cases ReportedAn alarming rise in a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough has prompted a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.