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Trial for Flushing doctor facing manslaughter charges will start Friday

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The Flushing doctor accused of fatally overdosing two patients will go on trial Friday morning in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Stan Xuhui Li, a New Jersey anesthesiologist, was indicted on manslaughter charges in 2012 for illegally prescribing highly addictive painkillers to 20 patients and causing the deaths of Joseph Haeg, 37, and Nicholas Rappold, 21.

Li is charged with a total of 219 counts. He has pleaded not guilty.

He operated a popular weekend pain clinic, Medical Pain Management, in a Flushing basement at 132-59 41st Rd.



Doctor fatally struck in front of New York Hospital Queens

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A car hit and killed a doctor Monday night just steps from the Flushing hospital where he worked.

Dr. Siu Lee, 55, of Woodbury, N.Y. was crossing Booth Memorial Avenue at 141st  Street around 6:15 p.m. when a Mercedes Benz struck him outside of New York Hospital Queens, said police.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said no further action will be taken at this time against the driver pending further investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

Lee was an attending pediatrician at the hospital for the last 15 years, said a spokesperson for New York Hospital Queens.

According to the hospital’s website, Lee attended Yonsei University College of Medicine in South Korea.




Queens’ Morning Round Up – 11/03/2011: 12 charged in Queens with $95 million Medicare fraud

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The Round Up

12 charged in Queens with $95 million Medicare fraud

Federal authorities in New York City charged 12 people — including several doctors — with scheming to submit more than $95 million in false Medicare claims. The 12 were charged Wednesday with participating in Medicare fraud and money-laundering offenses in Brooklyn and Queens. In addition to three medical doctors, they include a chiropractor and a doctor of osteopathy. As part of the scheme, prosecutors said three Brooklyn health clinics paid kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries and used the beneficiaries’ names to bill Medicare for $71 million worth of services that were never provided. Read More: Wall Street Journal



Queens woman suffers miscarriage during deportation attempt by ICE; Feds reverse decision

The case of a Queens woman who suffered a miscarriage last month as she was about to be deported to Ecuador is being held up as a symbol of gaps in President Obama’s new immigration policy. Julia Casares, 36, was in the process of being expelled under new policies meant to target violent criminals and fresh arrivals while giving a temporary pass to longtime undocumented residents who pose no threat and have strong ties to the U.S. Read More: Daily News



Prosecutor in Sean Bell trial calls for firing of NYPD detective who shot man to death on wedding day

An NYPD trial ended Wednesday with a prosecutor calling for the firing of an undercover detective whose gunfire sparked the 50-shot barrage that killed a bridegroom on his wedding day.Nancy Slater lambasted Detective Gescard Isnora for a series of overreactions after leaving a Queens strip club and following Sean Bell and two friends under the mistaken impression they were going to get a gun. Read More: Daily News



Brooklyn man confesses to brutally slashing teenage girlfriend’s throat

A man confessed to murdering a 16-year-old girl in Brownsville, claiming he meant to slash her face and accidentally slashed her throat, killing her. Rashad Salaam, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder in savage slaying of Kyanna Thomas. Thomas, of Rosedale, Queens, was visiting her aunt’s home in Bedford Stuyvesant when she snuck out a bedroom window to attend a party, said police. She was found with her throat slashed on MacDougal Street and Saratoga Avenue at 3 a.m. on September 25. She was able to call 911 for help before she died. Read More: Daily News


Worker Dies While Using Lawn Mower for Warmth

As the cold, heavy snow pelted a disbelieving city last Saturday, a landscaping crew — thoroughly chilled after hours spent working outside a church in the Bronx — loaded their equipment into two trucks and headed back to Queens, ready to call it an early day. In the back of one, surrounded by the tools of the trade, Jorge Perez and his cousin struggled to get warm. One of them fired up a lawn mower, hoping the engine might double as a hearth. The improvised attempt for warmth would turn out to be fatal. Mr. Perez, 21, would soon be found dead inside the truck, with his cousin critically injured; detectives in the 103rd Precinct in Queens believe that the culprit was carbon monoxide poisoning, the police said. Read More: Daily News

Call Dr. Ronit Vilan tonight for infertility tele-seminar

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Dr. Ronit Vilan

Infertility stress can wreak havoc on any couple trying to bring a child into the world. The extreme physical and emotional toll the treatments can take are extreme enough – add in the financial cost and the frustration is enough to bring someone to tears.

That is why Dr. Ronit Vilan of Bayside Chiropractic is taking a proactive approach to infertility treatments with tele-seminars aimed at educating prospective parents with the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

Vilan’s innovative treatment offers safe, natural, drugless, cost-effective and non-invasive alternative to difficult and costly medical treatments. Dr. Vilan employs a new and innovative approach to reproductive issues based on the philosophy of total body wellness.

“It’s an epidemic,” said Vilan about infertility. “One in five couples deal with this issue. I wanted to give them an option to call in get help anonymously over the phone.”

Vilan, a practicing chiropractor for more than 20 years, said that infertility drugs and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) carry a host of potential side effects. And these treatments are very costly, too. Vilan believes that while sometimes necessary, these treatments should be supplemented with her chiropractic approach.

“Chiropractors look at the functions of the body,” she said, explaining that her treatment goes beyond medicine. “A misalignment of the spine can wreak havoc on the body – problems with the neck or any area of the back can relate to not being able to have a baby.”

This method should be the first step in any patient’s course of care for infertility, providing the incentive to discover why the issue persists and how to properly restore the reproductive system to natural order. For patients pursuing medical options such as IVF, chiropractic care with Vilan can complement their procedures and focus on achieving total body wellness to accelerate progress. Bayside Chiropractic is a safe and friendly environment dedicated to alternative courses of treatment for infertility

“There are a lot of couples who are at the end of their rope, they’ve wasted a lot of money and they feel like they’ve done all they can,” she said. “Now they can try something else – something that will treat their entire body.”

Those looking for treatment can do so through Vilan’s tele-seminars. She is holding two – October 19 and October 26 – both at 7:30 p.m. Interested parties can dial into the conference call at 530-881-1000 using access code 494524.

For more information, patients can call her Bayside office at 718-279-9485 or visit her web site at www.brooklynqueenschiropractic.com. Vilan’s office is located at 210-08 Northern Boulevard, Suite 3 in Bayside.