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The drug addicts’ brain scans that Dr. Stephen Dewey takes appear in psychedelic shades of red, yellow, green and blue, each indicating a level of brain activity — or inactivity. Red means excited. Blue is dormant.
Dewey is the laboratory director for behavioral and molecular neuro-imaging at the North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. In that capacity, he’s put hundreds of addicts’ brains to the test — the positron emission tomography test, that is — seeking to understand precisely what happens to the mind when a pot smoker lights up or a heroin junkie shoots up.
And, he has found, it isn’t pretty.
Warren Tierney, of Seaford, has a leading role in the musical comedy “Reefer Madness,” which will be performed the next two weekends at Farmingdale State College. Tierney, a sophomore, plays the role of college dropout Ralph.
According to a report by the New York State Cancer Registry, which is maintained by the Department of Health, the occurrence of female breast cancer in many Nassau County areas is much higher than the state expectancy rate. In fact, of Nassau County’s 65 zip codes, 35 had at least a 15 percent increase in the number of breast cancer cases anticipated in those areas, the report said.