The state has ordered St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway to stop its services related to blood work after the medical center’s lab failed to meet New York state health standards. Comments (1).
As you are well aware, the U.S. economy is experiencing a major downturn. Often when faced with tough economic times, our senior communities on fixed incomes hurt the most when their health care falls by the wayside. During our current financial crisis, I want to make sure their eye health is not neglected. Comment.
In its continuing effort to meet the ongoing shortage of blood, particularly during the holiday season, Community Board 5 is sponsoring a Blood Drive Dec. 29. The NY Blood Center Mobile Bus will be parked in front of its board office at 61-23 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale. Comment.
U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this month requesting they “start a conversation” on how to address Queens’ and the Bronx’s diminishing health care access following the establishment of a work group to deal with Brooklyn hospitals. Comment.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for making the morning-after pill unavailable to women younger than 17 at a LaGuardia Community College event Monday morning. Comment.
North Shore-LIJ’s new 10-story New Hyde Park building may look more like a hotel than a hospital, but the health system’s officials proudly boast that the 300,000-square-foot glass tower will provide the best care possible. Comment.
A mustache has always signified something about the man wearing it, whether it be machismo, an ironic appreciation of 1970s styling or — ever since the ’stache-twirling villains of vaudeville — one’s nefarious character. Comment.
The Queens Counseling Services is announcing the formation of a free women’s support group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, at 43-43 Bowne St. in Flushing. Comment.
Patients at the Monter Cancer Center who complete their treatment and are declared cancer-free will now be ringing a bell signifying the milestone after a firefighters’ cancer support group donated the bell last week. Comment.
A representative from Queens Hospital Center paid a visit to Community Board 12 during its monthly meeting last week to reassure the southeast Queens community that it does have viable health care options in its backyards. Comment.
A Corona halal slaughterhouse has been barred from selling uninspected poultry after it was found to have been marketing its wares to supermarkets and groceries in Queens instead of to individuals, U.S. attorney in Brooklyn said last week. Comment.
A unique resource for people living with Tourette syndrome and their families is planning to close its doors in Bayside early next year, leaving the community searching for alternatives to the counseling services it has provided for nearly three decades. Comment.
A 60-year-old man recently died from West Nile virus in Queens, which city tests indicated is home to the most mosquitoes that carry the virus in all of the five boroughs, and the city is currently testing a woman who might be from Middle Village for the virus. Comment.
In a presentation at East Elmhurst’s Lexington Hearing and Speech Center last week, audiologist Solange Anderson spoke about the recent advances in hearing aid technology, saying that even those who suffer from mild hearing loss can benefit from an aid. Comment.
Ted Rabinowitz has performed CPR and saved lives as part of the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps for more than three decades. But he never imagined his quick-thinking colleagues would end up saving his own after a heart attack earlier this year. Comments (5).
State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced a new plan last week she hopes will solve the health crisis that has been gripping southeast Queens for years, but health advocates want to make sure the proposal has enough meat on its bones to make a change. Comment.
I read with great interest the article “West Nile sickens Whitestone senior” in the Sept. 22-28 Whitestone Times. The story said that “Whitestone has been sprayed for mosquitoes five times this year, the latest taking place last week, according to the DOH.” Comment.
A surprising number of the immigrants in Queens have been tortured by oppressive regimes or police forces abroad, but a organization at Elmhurst Hospital Center that was honored by lawmakers Friday helps those victims put their lives back together. Comment.
An elderly Whitestone man became the latest victim in the borough of the West Nile Virus and even though he is expected to make a full recovery, his family and borough leaders are demanding action to prevent it from happening again. Comment.
At Ozanam Hall in Bayside, there is a select group of people who have earned their way into one of the nursing home’s more exclusive clubs. While the average age of the more than 400 residents hovers somewhere around a spry 90, Ozanam is home to 18 people 100 or older, and that number looks like it is only going to get bigger. Comment.
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-smoking policies have been criticized as draconian, he declared them a success on a visit to the city Department of Health in Long Island City, saying the number of adult smokers is at an all-time low of 14 percent. Comment.