Browsing: Health & Safety

The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University is presenting a three-part educational series, “What Ought to Be: Cultural Proficiency and Trans Care Across the Lifespan: Trans 101, Client Engagement and CBT.” These courses can be taken individually or, for a more comprehensive look into this topic, you can attend all three sessions. Licensed social workers can earn four continuing education contact hours per session. Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) people are those who have a gender identity that is not fully aligned with their sex assigned at birth. They often face widespread discrimination and mistreatment within the healthcare…

It’s time to get ready for the flu season. That means making sure you and your loved ones have been vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine annually. For more information, see Stony Brook Medicine’s Influenza Information site. Watch as Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, gets his seasonal flu shot and reminds us of the importance of getting the influenza vaccine.

Researchers at Stony Brook University have discovered that dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development. The finding, published in the journal Developmental Cell, may help to explain why a subset of children born with a dysfunction of this muscle receptor, also have neurological problems that can include seizures, intellectual disability, autism and severe learning disabilities. In the newborn brain, one of the critical changes that occurs is that specialized pockets form that serve to house and nurture neural stem cells throughout life in discrete regions termed stem cell niches. Lead…

It’s a fact. New York ranks 50th out of 50 states for registered organ donors. On Thursday, October 6, from 9 am to 5 pm, Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University will be part of an effort to educate and change that ranking by registering adults, 18 or older, at three locations during the Second Annual Organ Donation Day: Stony Brook University Hospital — outside the Marketplace Café Stony Brook University — at the Student Activities Center Level 2 of Health Sciences — by the coffee shop There will also be a kick-off event at 10 am in the Hospital lobby. Last year there were 650…

Join Stony Brook Children’s Hospital for the annual Kids Health and Safety Expo as the Long Island Ducks host the New Britain Bees on Thursday, June 16. Gates open at 5:35 pm, with the first pitch at 6:15 pm at the Long Island Ducks Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip. This family-friendly event includes free first aid kits for the first 1,500 fans, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and health demonstrations. Stony Brook employees can take advantage of a special ticket rate of $9 per person through Monday, June 6. Call Anthony at (631) 940-3825 x117 to place your order. Any questions can…

Six students in the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare got a taste of experiential learning the weekend of April 14. They parlayed their classroom lessons into a way to help the stricken community of Flint, Michigan, which has been without clean drinking water for two years due to a lead-contaminated water supply. The students, all from the class of 2016 — Stephanie Dick, Tiffany Hervas, Alaina Ingram, Lindsay McBeth, Tira Skaggs and Taylor Zummo — helped distribute more than 10,000 bottles of water, baby wipes and hand sanitizer to Flint residents after connecting with pastor Tom Mattiuzzo of…

Learn about the importance of diagnosis, cognitive impairment and recognition, and support for family/caregiver at this CME-accredited lecture, Alzheimer’s: The Role of Professional Care Providers, on Thursday, June 2, in the Health Sciences Tower Galleria from 5 pm to 8 pm. Speakers include four experts from the Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute and Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease: Lory Bright-Long, MD; Darlene Jyringi, MPS; Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD; and Nehal Vadhan, PhD. A group discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentations. The event is open to primary care physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Nurses and social workers…

As Stony Brook’s annual Strawberry Festival and Diversity Day celebration approaches, campus dietitian Stephanie May, RD,  shares lore and recipes about the tasty, wholesome berry. Get an immune boost: Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. One cup of strawberries has more than 100% of your daily requirement.[1] I “C” you: Did you know vitamin C also helps our eyes? Vitamin C can protect vision against the free radicals caused by the sun’s UV rays. Heart-shaped and heart-healthy: According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global cause of death.[2] Lucky for us, the fiber found in strawberries…

If you experience sexual or interpersonal violence, our Complainant Navigator is here to help. As Complainant Navigator, Samantha provides confidential advocacy and support to students, faculty and staff who experience any kind of sexual or interpersonal violence, including domestic and dating violence, and stalking. At Stony Brook, we refer to these individuals as complainants, or survivors. The Complainant Navigator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide crisis support and emergency response immediately following an incident, and can assist survivors with obtaining medical care and reporting an incident. Reporting an incident Reporting an incident to Stony Brook…

Stony Brook’s Wellness Walking Program kicks off this semester, led by US Olympian and Long Island native Maria Michta, ranked 20th among female race walkers worldwide and best female walker in the country. Starting on Monday, January 25, sessions will be held at the Walter Hawrys Campus Recreation Center as follows: Mondays, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and Wednesdays/Fridays, 12 pm to 1 pm. Students, faculty and staff can improve and maintain their physical health, learn the technique of race walking, build a cardio base, and set individual fitness goals. Program participants will be encouraged to enter local race walking…

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