Margaret McGovern

And baby makes 30, as ASC adds new fertility clinic

By GREGORY ZELLER // Of all the specialty areas packed inside the Stony Brook Advanced Specialty Care facility, this one might produce the happiest results. Stony Brook Medicine has officially cut the ribbon – or perhaps cut the cord – on Island Fertility, a state-of-the-art reproductive endocrinology and fertility center that’s taken its place among roughly 30 other centers and practice areas inhabiting the Commack facility. Island Fertility is designed to provide in vitro fertilization,…


SBU marks a Duchenne muscular dystrophy first

A grassroots foundation has helped Stony Brook Children’s Hospital open Greater New York’s first center dedicated to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne syndrome, or Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is a common and severe form of the muscle-weakening genetic disorder. More frequent in boys but a risk to both sexes, DMD has been diagnosed in nearly 1,000 boys in the New York Tri-State area, according to Stony Brook Medicine, and those families have traveled far and wide for…