Browsing: Health & Safety

On January 20, a Bleeding Control Basic Course for the visually impaired and blind, developed with the help of the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Medicine, was held at the West Islip Fire Department. A group of 26 people with visual impairments including complete blindness received training through this first-of-its-kind modified course. The course was given to this particular audience in response to a phoned-in question on a radio program. While the Trauma Center was being interviewed on 103.9FM’s Eye on Crime Show on November 9, Third Eye Insight member Michael Jordan, a completely blind veteran, heard the conversation and called the…

Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology’s “Teens and Transition Diabetes Night” offers an opportunity for tweens and teens (ages 12 to 18) to meet new friends and learn how to become more independent. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the new Stony Brook Medicine Advanced Specialty Care facility (500 Commack Road, Commack, NY), is open to the public, and you do not need to be a Stony Brook Children’s Hospital patient to attend. Dr. Jennifer Osipoff, pediatric endocrinologist, will review diabetes self-care, including hands-on practice using pumps and injections. Dr. Marina…

Exceeding expectations, more than 130 individuals from the University and local community attended the Emergency Preparedness Day event on December 6 at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The presentation was given by the Citizens Preparedness Corps (CPC) from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Safety, with an introduction by Lawrence Zacarese, Assistant Chief of Police and Director of University Emergency Management Office for the University Police Department. The event focused on preparing community members for natural, man-made, technology/cyber and active shooter emergencies. Tips included a three-step preparation plan, awareness and recommendations for full recovery.…

First responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook Medicine staff and community members gathered on November 28 for the grand opening of the new World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence in Commack. The WTC Health Program — the clinical component of Stony Brook’s WTC Wellness Program — moved to Advanced Specialty Care, Stony Brook Medicine’s new multi-specialty care center at 500 Commack Road, in April. The WTC Wellness Program includes patient care, research, education and outreach. As a component of the Wellness Program, the WTC Health Program provides health monitoring and…

Live burns, smoke-outs and a community-wide Campus Fire Prevention Day held at Stony Brook University provided students with first-hand experience in how to react to fire emergencies throughout September, October and November.     The safety awareness initiative was led by Residential Risk Management, a Division of the Student Affairs department, in partnership with Environmental Health and Safety. Students that attended both a live burn event and Campus Fire Prevention Day not only gained valuable safety knowledge, they were also put in the running to win a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop as part of a random drawing. During live burnings, students observed…

Drowsy driving is serious and deadly. Approximately 6,000 deaths annually can be attributed to falling asleep at the wheel. Faculty from Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management have developed an educational and interactive website StopDrowsyDriving.org to help raise awareness about the prevalence and dangers associated with falling asleep at the wheel and reduce crashes and causalities on the roadways due to drowsy driving. In recognition of Drowsy Driving Awareness month, team members invite users to visit StopDrowsyDriving.org to complete a sleepiness assessment quiz and realize their risk for drowsy driving. Through the interactive, educational website users can learn how to make positive changes in their…

New York Sea Grant Director Bill Wise participated in a legislative briefing, “Using Science and Outreach to Assist State and Local Decision Makers in Disaster Preparedness and Public Safety,” on November 8 in Washington, DC, which was sponsored by Congressmen Lee Zeldin (NY) and Joe Courtney (CT). Wise and others on the panel conveyed the importance of the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) to Congressional leaders. Specifically, he discussed the Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP), funded with $1.8 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This program was initiated after Superstorm Sandy to help understand the factors that influenced…

Join Daphne Perry, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP, from the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, as she speaks about recognizing and addressing the early symptoms of dementia. Her lecture will focus on the difference between memory loss that has to do with aging and dementia, and the resources that can provide help for early diagnosis and intervention. The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease is one of 10 centers in New York State, and the only one serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of…

A wall was erected outside of the Stony Brook Student Activities Center. It wasn’t large, or long, but it was made of black fabric. On the wall were small Post-It notes with messages of positivity and hope. One of the messages was a prominent “Don’t do it!” inscribed in bold lettering. In front of the wall were tables with pamphlets, stress balls, water bottles and bracelets. More noticeable, though, were the people that were in front of the wall. They waved neon-colored signs and chanted for people’s attention. Their signs read statistics and resources — “Suicide is the second leading…

Friday, November 17 This free conference for family and professional caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia will be held at the Huntington Hilton in Melville on Friday, November 17, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The keynote speaker is Robin McIntyre, a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, who, along with her family, are the subject of a new book, The Inheritance, which tells the story of her family on the front lines of their battle against younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alan Steinberg, MD, and Michael Starr, LMSW, from the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease will be providing a breakout session…

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