An estimated 1.8 to 3.6 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually in the United States, reports the CDC, and TBIs account for 30 percent of all injury deaths each year. Diagnoses for concussions have increased 43 percent in the United States within the past five years, with a 71-percent spike among patients 10 to 19 years old, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is just one of the many treatments presently being considered by researchers as a viable option for concussed patients, with hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to determine better ways to accelerate recovery treatments in both acute and chronic patients.
Suffolk County lawmakers approved a 5-cent fee on single-use paper and plastic bags in a measure intended to encourage the use of reusable bags when shoppers make purchases at local stores. Legislators passed the bill Wednesday by a vote of 13-4 and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signaled his intent to sign the bill into law. Retailers that fail to collect the nickel would be subject to a $500 fine, once the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.
His book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss, debuted April 5 at No. 1 on The New York Times best-selling list. The memoir, based on correspondence between Cooper and his fashion designer mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was released the same week as the touching HBO documentary exploring the same theme, Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper.
A revised version of the bill is expected to focus on public safety rather than privacy.
At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.
The case got no news coverage but easily ranks as one of the weirdest, most macabre thefts in recent memory on Long Island.
Footage from a pilot program prompted a push for a state bill to legalize a program similar to red light cameras.