health

Harmful sun exposure can happen at any time of year
Harmful sun exposure can happen at any time of year
Health Brandpoint 12/01/2012 at 1:13AM

Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during [...]

The importance of physical activity for all Americans
The importance of physical activity for all Americans
Health ARA 10/20/2012 at 8:30AM

Obesity impacts more than just the waistbands of Americans – life expectancy, health, medical spending and productivity are all affected by the weight of the nation. If recent trends continue, experts predict all adults will be overweight or obese by 2048. The statistics are equally as startling when it comes to youth – one in [...]

Outsmart hunger with 3 easy tips
Health ARA 10/20/2012 at 7:32AM

As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it can be tempting to indulge in delicious food favorites and hide those few extra pounds under a thick wool sweater. But you shouldn’t have to choose between sticking with your weight management plan and enjoying satisfying and delicious foods. There are some easy and tasty [...]

Warning signs of breast cancer
Health Queens Courier Staff 10/06/2012 at 3:17AM

Courtesy Susan G. Komen for the Cure Due to the increased use of mammography, most women in the United States are diagnosed at an early stage of breast cancer, before symptoms appear. However, not all breast cancers are found through mammography. The most common symptoms of breast cancer are a change in the look or [...]

Things to consider before breast cancer treatment
Health Queens Courier Staff 10/06/2012 at 2:15AM

Courtesy Susan G. Komen for the Cure Fertility options for younger women Having a child after treatment ends Some breast cancer treatments can affect fertility. If you wish to have a child after treatment ends, talk to your health care provider (and if possible, a fertility specialist) before treatment begins. General considerations Chemotherapy can weaken [...]

Belly dancing for a healthy body
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 2:32AM

BY KETI SHARIF www.ketisharif.com Belly dancing is both a relaxing and enlivening dance that can help tone the body and improve body confidence. Its physiological benefits include improved fitness, better circulation, suppleness and correction of postural alignment. On a body confidence level, many women feel they have regained their ‘feminine self’ and become more comfortable [...]

Where kids can have fun and be active
Where kids can have fun and be active
News Crystal Hudson 4/30/2012 at 11:44AM

Seventeen percent of young people in the U.S. suffer from obesity. First Lady Michelle Obama launched a national campaign to promote fitness and exercise among young people. And right in Howard Beach, local business owner Peter Guarneri is doing his part to combat the obesity epidemic and help kids stay active. Guarneri runs Kids ‘N [...]

Best of the Boro Health & Beauty voting has been extended
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2011 at 10:17AM

Your time to vote for the best in Queens health and beauty has been extended. Voting in The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition will now run through January 10. Over 75,000 votes have already been tallied. Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now, you have the chance to [...]

Best of the Boro voting extended
News Billy Rennison 12/07/2011 at 12:30PM

Voting on the Best of the Boro’s second category has been extended. Residents now have until January 6 to vote for the best in Queens health and beauty. The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition’s second category received over 400 nominations, and now it is time to vote. Everyone has a doctor or hair [...]

Is it worth the calories?
Health Queens Courier Staff 11/25/2011 at 4:41PM

By Mirabai Holland, MFA © 2011 Last year, I threw my arms up in the air and decided I wasn’t going to diet over the holidays — and I didn’t. I went wherever my instincts took me. If I wanted a piece of pie, I had a piece of pie. If I wanted it a la mode [...]