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Tick Season is Here

Don’t be caught uninformed… The Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center of Southampton Hospital is sponsoring a free event – “All About Tick-Borne Diseases” – Saturday July 15th at 10 a.m. at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane (Old Parish Museum.) For more information call 631-726-TICK.

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Want to learn more about diabetes? Check out Southampton Hospital’s monthly educational program – “Living With Diabetes.” The programs take place on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s program is Wednesday November 30th at noon.

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Bay Street Theater Panel Discussion of Lyme and tick-borne diseases

Learn about the latest advances in the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases at this free event at Bay Street Theater Saturday, August 20th, 1pm – 3 pm.

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Open Enrollment Period for Qualified Health Plans

insuranceUnder the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment periods for individuals who are eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan is as follows: For coverage starting in 2014, the Open Enrollment Period is October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014. For coverage starting in 2015, the proposed Open Enrollment Period is November 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015. Please also note that Special Enrollment Periods outside of Open Enrollment are available to individuals if they experience certain events. (See Special Enrollment Period: and Qualifying Life Event: For more information on resources related to the Affordable Health Care Act, including locations of enrollment sites and bi-lingual enrollers, contact Sue Mullin at 631.725.0049 x232 or visit New York State’s Health Plan Marketplace at

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National Wear Red Day Is Today…

heartTake a moment today to learn about heart disease and women. According to the American Heart Association “More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined… Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.” Find out the facts at for yourself and the women you love.

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Learn about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


Open enrollment for new, comprehensive health insurance programs begins October 1, 2013. Learn more about options available to New Yorkers through the Affordable Care Act by visiting New York’s Official Health Plan Marketplace – nystateofhealth at