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Peconic Bay Medical Center incorporates art and music into health care

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Peconic Bay Medical Center has recently incorporated two programs into its patient care strategy that can truly be called “healing arts.” The programs offer...

Laurie Nigro: How I spent my summer vacation

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Ten days at the ocean with family and friends. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Kitchen:Dip into this deliciousness

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It's not low-calorie or low-fat, but this dip is a flavorful way to enjoy your veggies with or without chips.

Shovels in the ground for advanced cardiac care at PBMC in Riverhead

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Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health broke ground Wednesday on its $60 million, three-story critical care tower that will include a comprehensive cardiac care center offering lifesaving interventional cardiac procedures not currently available anywhere on the East End.

Laurie Nigro: Can’t retailers let us have a little bit of summer before back-to-school ads begin?

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Back-to-school circulars arrive before the Fourth of July and by August, stores have Halloween costumes and even Christmas decorations on display.

Celia Iannelli: Way-way-way too much information— parsing the popularity of ‘Trash TV’

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Trash TV features bleeped profanity, tales of lurid trysts and regular on-camera fistfights. Why do people go on these talk shows — and why do we watch them?

Laurie Nigro: Backyard blackberry brambles and mugwort: fun in the garden (not)

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Wrestling with thorny berry brambles and mugwort in the garden is not Laurie's idea of fun.

In the Kitchen: Sweet and tangy cocktail meatballs are a perfect addition to your holiday barbecue

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Sweet and tangy meatballs are a surprise addition to the BBQ menu, but they'll have your guests asking for more.

Laurie Nigro: In June, there’s no rest for the weary

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The end-of-the-school-year overscheduled-to-the-max month is exhausting.

In the Kitchen: Summer sweet corn and avacado salad

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Corn can still be a fun food even if it's cut from cob.