Andrew Malekoff

Andrew Malekoff is the executive director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. Visit www.northshorechildguidance.org for more information.

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I Never Knew My Grandmothers

I have clear memories of my grandfathers. Grandpa Harry, a Polish immigrant, operated a bar-and-grill. I have reason to believe he was involved in bootlegging during prohibition. He had diabetes that led to amputations of both...

Living With Chronic Disease

I’ve written candidly in this space about living with a blood cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, since 2010. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, almost 180,000 people in the United States were expected to be diagnosed with...

Is The Soul Of America Slipping Away?

Ever since I have been working remotely from home, I take short lunchtime walks along one of my regular neighborhood routes. It is about a 15- to 20-minute walk; nothing too exciting, just a large...

Hidden Treasures And Civil Discourse

My mother started her own business as an antiques dealer when I was in my pre-teen years in the early 1960s. She started by having my father drive her around to gather junk that people...

Not So Handy Andy

Although my father was good at household projects and repairs and his father was a carpenter, the “fix-it” gene passed right over me. Surprisingly though, I did work for a contractor when I was in...

A Letter To My Grandfather

This summer, in what has become an annual ritual for me, I flipped through some old photos and documents that belonged to my parents who died in the 1990s and I made a discovery that...

Making the Case for Telehealth

By removing the barriers to the permanent use of telehealth and reimbursing telehealth visits on par with in-person visits, New York will go a long way to advancing a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated continuum of mental health care.

Column: Reflecting On The Strangulation Death Of George Floyd

The video footage is excruciating, with 8 minutes and 45 seconds of having the life squeezed out of you with three grown men kneeling on you. 

Parenting Matters: Lessons From The Past Can Help Us Now

In the early 1900s, before antibiotics were available, it was a leading cause of death in children. Can you imagine if that was true in today’s Covid-19 pandemic?

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If my count is accurate, I was one of just three men (aside from the tech guy) who attended the Maternal Mental Health Conference...

Oak Wilt Found On Long Island

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) announced that the oak tree disease oak wilt has...

Major Fight Looms For Skelos Seat

Near the end of his life, a wheelchair-bound Gore Vidal was about to be interviewed by a documentary filmmaker. He sat with his head...

Florida Birds Prefer Fish

Longboat Key, Florida March 21, 2014 On a cool morning that’s going to have a 15-degree upswing by noon, Whitney Beach on  the Gulf of Mexico...

Pumpkin Picasso

Unleash your inner artist with some pumpkin painting The time has come to decorate the inside and outside of your home with pumpkins. From mini...
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