Health

Dr. Edna Kapenhas, the medical director of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where mammograms are offered on the first Saturday of every month. Stony Brook Southampton

Flushing medications down toilets used to be recommended, until researchers found that doing so was contaminating drinking water. Group for the East End


Legalization eclipses studies of its damage
Danielle Laibowitz, left, and Tanya Rulon-Miller of SAFE in Sag Harbor reviewed some educational materials about substance abuse at the group’s most recent meeting at Pierson High School. Johnette Howard




Rasheeda Laird, an aide at the Kanas Center, wheeled a bed onto a porch, demonstrating how the building's floor-to-ceiling sliding doors allow patients to take in fresh air and sunshine. Lindsay Morris Photos
"The building allows as much of the natural world to come in as possible," said Mary Crosby, the center's soon-to-be president and C.E.O.Lindsay Morris
Family members visiting the center receive a document that lays out the details of approaching death.Lindsay Morris
Farrah Etsch, the Kanas Center's nurse manager, spoke to a patient on Sunday.Lindsay Morris
RaSheeda Laird made a bed in one of the center's eight rooms.Lindsay Morris
The center sits on six acres adjacent to a nature preserve.Lindsay Morris
Kanas Center staff members help with the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families in the final days of life. Those on duty Sunday included, from left, Farrah Etsch, Hattie Dantes, Catherine Hart, and RaSheeda Laird.Lindsay Morris
A common area at the center has the feel of a peaceful living room.Lindsay Morris

Edith Windsor was an advocate for the L.G.B.T.Q. community. Donna Aceto