Anthony Brown, recently named one of The Queens Courier’s Rising Stars, donated his kidney in 2013 to his mother Zita Brown after she was diagnosed with kidney disease a year before.
New Year’s resolutions are good things – unless you set yourself up for failure with grand, ultimately unachievable goals. Rather than frustrate yourself with overwhelming changes, try making smaller ones that will positively impact your life and encourage other healthier decisions throughout the year.
After holiday decorations get packed away, and winter sets in, it’s not uncommon to experience a touch – or more – of winter boredom. Some people may find themselves in a rut during those long 150 days. Fortunately, a number of tactics can help perk up your spirits. Here is a handful to consider as you enter 2014.
With the flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) – the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year’s flu season began four weeks earlier than expected, resulting in the earliest flu season in a decade. While the early arrival proved to be tough on families, it was especially difficult for small businesses and start-ups that rely on their staff to stay [...]
Residents looking for more information about insurance under the new Affordable Care Act need not search too far. Officials from Jamaica Hospital said they are planning to reach out to the community to help people learn about plans under New York State of Health, the state’s dedicated health care marketplace under the health care reform [...]
A new school year is starting and as many parents know, kids are likely to bring home more than their homework at some point. Many catch cold and flu viruses from their classmates, which can then spread to other family members at home. When kids are sick, they miss out on valuable learning experiences and social interactions in the classroom. On average, elementary school [...]
The hours between the end of the school day and bedtime are a golden opportunity for parents to help children build healthy and safe habits that will last a lifetime. Here are some simple and free ways to incorporate messages about eating well, staying safe and avoiding injuries while kids complete homework, participate in team sports or recreational activities, and relax with [...]
The United States dropped to second place as the most obese nation, behind new champion Mexico, according to a recent report from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. But when it comes to obesity, Queens is not the biggest loser among the boroughs, The Courier has learned. The county weighs in at fourth place [...]
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria has received approval from Community Board 1 (CB 1) to expand its helping hand. On Tuesday, CB 1 unanimously voted in support of Mount Sinai’s request for minor zoning variances. The hospital’s footprint will expand to take up 100 percent of its lot and reach all the way to [...]