Nick Cannon visits Bayside children’s hospital for fundraiser


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THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

Nick Cannon is giving St. Mary’s Hospital a dose of talent. The comedian and host of “America’s Got Talent” recently became a board member of the children’s hospital and on Thursday he stopped by the Bayside facility to kick off a fundraiser.

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Elmhurst Hospital pediatric patients to get Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program


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Children who are currently patients in the pediatric center at the hospital located at 79-01 Broadway, as well as the patients’ families, will soon be given the option to enroll in the organization Wholesome Wave’s Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program.

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New York Hospital Queens’ newly installed $1.5M robot to introduce more electronic medical recording


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

To keep up with the health industry’s shift to electronic medical records, the New York Hospital Queens’ (NYHQ) pharmacy department is turning to a robot.

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Maspeth dentist gives discount to patients willing to give up more than a tooth


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Dr. Alexandra Khaimov — the owner of Grand Smile Dental, located at 69-77 Grand Ave. — has become one of the most popular medical professionals in the area by rallying customers and other members of the community to participate in a number of good causes.

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Queens smoking cessation program to no longer receive state grant money: sources


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State funds to aid programs helping smokers put an end to their habit are calling it quits in Queens.

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Queens student treated for tuberculosis as cases rise in city


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A Hillcrest High School student recently exposed to tuberculosis is receiving treatment and recovering, officials said, as cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection in the city rise for the first time in a decade.

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The solution for keeping healthy-eating resolutions


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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.

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Winning ideas for beating winter blues


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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.

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Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options


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Photo credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

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Avoid the flu this season: Tips for keeping your employees and business healthy


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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 […]

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Jamaica Hospital ready for Obamacare


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

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 […]

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