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It’s Flu Shot Season– Again!

Back to school time is the right time to think about getting this year’s flu vaccine, especially with children running around in every direction. In general, flu season runs from October until April, and most cases seen in our Riverhead, NY office are seen in the winter months. The peak of influenza disease in the…
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It’s Tick Time

The weather is warm, the grass is growing and it’s the time of year when the ticks appear.  Tick-borne disease has increased significantly over the last decade.  Some ticks can carry pathogens that can cause human disease.  We are all familiar with Lyme disease but there are many others.  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis,…
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Achoo! Spring Allergies Are On Their Way…

By Fatema Meah, MD Peconic Pediatrics, a Division of Allied Pediatrics of New York It’s hard to believe but as many as 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of allergy. The most common type of allergy is hay fever – also known as allergic rhinitis. Many children miss school as a…
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