The 's drug return program has been helping locals get rid of their unused prescription drugs.
One of the Town's most recent prescription drop off site was at in New Hyde Park where 560 pounds of prescription drugs, 200 pounds of which were narcotics, were collected, according to the Town's e-news.
“With prescription drug abuse on the rise, we urge all residents to go through their home medicine cabinets and take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted and expired prescription drugs at our drop off locations,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said in a statement.
The had its prescription drop of on Saturday. No word yet on the amount collected.
For more information about prescription take-back programs, people can call 311.
Delving into a Mummy's Past
The North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset performed a CT scan on the 2,600-year-old mummy called Lady Gautseshenu from the Brooklyn Museum. The purpose of this scan was to learn more about the mummy's identity and possibly even determine her cause of death.
After performing the scan, Dr. Jesse Chusid from the hospital's department of radiology and Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Egyptian art curator at the museum, discussed their findings. Chusid confirmed that the mummy is in fact female and Dr. Amgad Makaryus, director of cardiac CT and MRI, noted that the mummy had to have been a teenager or older based on the state of her bones. Lady Gautseshenu's heart seemed to have been left in the mummy but there was a question whether her lungs were kept in the body as well.