Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
Brady, Florence D., 91, died on July 14. Beloved wife of the late Raymond V. Brady. Devoted mother of Patricia Finnican (Thomas), James V., William M. (Mary McLoughlin), Thomas M. (Diane), Francis X., Marybeth, and the late Raymond J. Brady. Dear sister of the late Jack Ryan. Cherished grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 10. Also survived by two nieces and five nephews. Services were held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Floral Park with a funeral mass at Our Lady of Victory RC Church. Interment was held at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the OLV Right To Life Society or the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation www.francespopefoundation.org
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.