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June, 2018

Before the grand opening of Curaleaf’s Forest Hills dispensary later this summer, there will be two free “Cannabis 101” educational seminars to provide Queens patients and community members with important information about the state Department of Health’s medical cannabis program and benefits of medical marijuana. Comments (2)
Health

New York Blood Center needs donors to curb state-wide shortage

A blood shortage across the state has prompted the New York Blood Center to call on donors in multiple counties to volunteer throughout the months of June and July. Comments (2)
The Fortune Society, a Long Island City-based non-profit that has helped formerly incarcerated citizens reintegrate into the community since 1967, has launched a new program to prevent people released from Rikers Island from relapsing into substance abuse. Comment
Flushing

Former Flushing resident asks for help to save her son’s life

There isn’t anything Lisa Largue wouldn’t do for her twin teenage boys — especially since one of them is in dire need of a kidney donor. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Borough’s second medical marijuana dispensary set to open in Forest Hills

The borough will be getting its second medical marijuana facility in early summer. Comments (3)

May, 2018

New Yorkers struggling with infertility would be guaranteed coverage by their health insurance plans for in-vitro fertilization under a bill sponsored by state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), which passed the Assembly May 15. Comments (2)
Letters

Eat these healthy foods at your Memorial Day barbecues

What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? Comments (1)
Health

Study: Queens County is one of the top five healthiest places in New York

Financial Technology Company SmartAsset released its second annual life insurance study on America’s healthiest places and Queens County made the list, ranking fifth in the state of New York. Comment
Jamaica

Highland Care Center debuts upgraded facility

The Highland Care Center, a rehabilitation center in Jamaica, planned a grand reopening this Thursday to showcase its new state-of-the-art rehab gym and renovated facility. Comment
Health

NewYork-Presbyterian brings mobile stroke treatment units to Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian is expanding its mobile stroke treatment units to Queens and Brooklyn. Comment
Astoria

Mount Sinai Queens celebrates opening of $180 million Pavilion

While half a dozen of the borough’s hospitals closed in the last decade, one was plotting its expansion. Comment
Health

How you can stay comfortable this allergy season

Allergy sufferers and asthmatics have a lot to worry about this spring, despite the prolonged cool weather, but there are ways to find comfort this allergy season, according to Dr. Lisa Roth, an allergist and immunologist at Jamaica Hospital in Richmond Hill. Comment

April, 2018

Richmond Hill

Katz declares April 20 “Life Day in Queens”

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz declared April 20 “Life Day in Queens” at a flag raising ceremony attended by nearly 70 people last Friday to help raise awareness about organ donations for National Donate Life Month. Comments (2)
Health

Activist fights for rights of disabled women

Big Bird encounters a delivery man with many boxes for 456 Sesame Street. He said someone is moving to Sesame Street. Excitedly, Big Bird runs to tell Maria in the Mail It Shop, where he meets Mrs. Rosen and her daughter Emily. Emily talks briefly about her condition and leaves with Big Bird for a tour. Comments (1)
Corona

Corona, Jackson Heights and Jamaica lacking healthy food options: Report

Corona, Jackson Heights and Jamaica were identified as food swamps in a report from Public Health Solutions, one of the largest public health nonprofits in New York City dedicated to helping families through research in order to help them thrive. Comments (3)
Flushing

Koo bill would ban smoking on DOT, Parks Department sidewalks

A new bill will make it illegal to smoke while walking on city sidewalks. Comments (4)

March, 2018

Flushing

Community rallies to support Flushing girl battling rare cancer

Friends and family are rallying to support a Flushing family whose 2-year-old daughter faces a rare form of cancer. Comment
Letters

Celebrate spring with healthier eating habits

With three crippling nor’easters battering the East Coast in quick succession, we’ve all been looking forward to March 20, first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom. Comments (1)
Queens Hospital Center is expecting over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment from a capital projects request it made to Borough President Melinda Katz and members of the Queens City Council delegation. The hospital wants to use the money to better service its growing patient population and their needs. Comment
Letters

Praise for the Zucker Hillside Hospital

I would like to praise the Zucker Hillside Hospital for all they do in the mental health field to help the many in need. Comments (1)

February, 2018

Jamaica

Triplets born early brought home after long stay at Jamaica clinic

Manjinder Singh went to the hospital with his partner Navdeep Kaur so that they could prepare for a scheduled Caesarian on Jan. 16, for a trio of girls, but the triplets decided to come a day early, according to hospital spokesman Cleon Edwards. Comments (1)
St. Albans

March of Dimes to host health forum for expectant mothers

The Clergy United for Community Empowerment, in collaboration with the March of Dimes, is hosting a health forum for expectant mothers March 2 at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 172-17 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans. Comment
Health

After young girl’s death, Peralta urges residents to get flu shots

The city’s health department confirmed that an 8-year-old LeFrak City girl’s death last week was flu related, but it was unclear if Amely Baez had received a flu shot. Comment
Letters

Legal injection centers not the answer to opioid crisis

The opioid crisis is inflicting all of our communities at an alarming rate. Comments (2)
Hunters Point

Hunters Point group demands youth recreation center from developers

The unprecedented growth in Long Island City continues with 22,000 residential units either being constructed or in the planning phase, but none include plans for something the neighborhood has been desperate for: a recreation center for the thousands of teens and young adults who will enter the community as a result. The Hunters Point Civic Association is hoping to change that. Comments (1)

January, 2018

Flushing

NYC Legionnaires cases spiked 65 percent in 2017: Report

In 2017, New York state had a record number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease, more than any other state in the country per capita, according to the Allegiance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease. Comment

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