Heart of the East End – April 4th, 2022

Dr. Agostino Cervone, Peconic Bay Medical Center

Chairman of the medical board and director of general robotic surgery at Peconic Bay Medical Center Dr. Agostino Cervone joins Gianna Volpe on-air to talk about the effect robotic surgery is having on ability to perform procedures. He discusses PBMC’s as a “center of excellence” for robotic surgeries and the ways in which the development of a critical care center helped the region before the darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Abra Morawiec, Monday Meditation underwritten by Monk Music Studios

Suffolk County bird farmers have been on increasingly high alert since mid-February when a backyard flock infected with a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu sparked major federal response. Two weeks ago, an infection at Spring Farm on the South Fork resulted in a 6,000-bird loss that might have resulted in Dave Schellinger’s retirement, according to Christine Sampson’s reporting for the East Hampton Star. The outbreak has resulted in birds from all over Long Island, including penguins at the Long Island Aquarium, being kept under increased surveillance to avoid cross-contamination, not to mention any interaction with wild birds that might be infected. North Fork bird farmer Abra Morawiec of Feisty Acres shares a number of simple bio-security measures those with backyard flocks can apply to help keep their birds safe, as well as a number of symptoms to watch out for.

For more information you can contact NYS Agriculture & Markets at 518-457-3502; the USDA at 866-536-7593; or check out Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s website here.

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