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The Queens World Film Festival celebrates filmmaking from around the borough and around the world and runs from Wednesday to Saturday. Here is a guide to the films being shown in selected thematic blocks this weekend.
Juniper Park Civic Association President Bob Holden holds a picture of a commercial truck sitting in the driveway of a residential home, a violation of city parking laws.
Eyesores and community terrors were the main topics of discussion at last Thursday’s Juniper Park Civic Association meeting, with positive news being delivered by authorities on both fronts.
As an angry JPCA President Bob Holden held up an image of a graffiti-covered commercial box truck illegally parked in the driveway of a residential building, Department of Buildings Queens Community Liaison Ken Lazar reported to the crowd of around 60 people that the agency is continuing to issue summonses to the owners of such properties.
(BPT) - What if after surviving your first cancer diagnosis at the age of 51, you were re-diagnosed just 18 months later? Metastatic colorectal cancer patient Dave Johnson experienced that first-hand, and was initially reluctant and scared to tell his family, friends and co-workers.
(BPT) - Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dramatically affecting their personal well-being with a few key activities that take 10 minutes or less a day to complete.
(BPT) - What may seem like vague symptoms – side pain, fatigue, fever and blood in the urine – can turn into an alarming diagnosis for the estimated 65,000 people each year who learn they have kidney cancer. Twice as common in men as it is in women, kidney cancer is often a silent threat since many people do not experience symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Early detection can greatly increase a person’s chance of survival, underscoring the need for further awareness and education.
(Family Features) Despite her career as a scrub nurse for general cancer surgeries, a personal diagnosis of cancer still came as a surprise.
(Family Features) Delicious taste, beautiful colors, packed with healthy nutrients - what's not to love about fresh fruit? And with fresh fruits available all year long, you can enjoy them in mouthwatering, healthy meals any time you want.
(Family Features) When it comes to making better decisions about the foods you serve your family, today is the perfect time to start.
(BPT) - Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation’s top designers. And he also has had the disease.
High fashion shines a spotlight on colon cancer
(BPT) - For the past six years, international Rare Disease Day has served as a day on which hundreds of patient advocacy organizations, patients and their loved ones across the globe join together to highlight the importance of continued focus and research on uncommon and serious illnesses. This year, international Rare Disease Day will be held on Feb. 28.
(BPT) - “You have pancreatic cancer” might be one of the most frightening statements a person can hear from their doctor. Unlike other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is rarely caught before it is in an advanced stage and has spread, and the median life expectancy after diagnosis with advanced or metastatic disease is only approximately three to six months.
First-of-its-kind survey offers rare glimpse of those living with and caring for pancreatic cancer
(NewsUSA) - Don't you just hate food scolds? Especially when they're as certain they're right as all those tech geniuses were about iPhones never replacing Blackberries.
People with digestive disorders don’t have to leave Queens when they need medical care. Experts at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) can diagnose and treat a range of diseases from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to Crohn’s disease. Below are two of the most common digestive disorders that affect individuals and can be treated by gastroenterologists at NYHQ:
(NAPSI)—For years, Al Prado ignored his doctors’ recommendations to get a colorectal cancer screening. Finally, during a routine physical, Kaiser Permanente’s Sue Williams, M.D., convinced Prado to take a simple at-home fecal immunochemical test—and she probably saved his life.
Timely screening for colorectal cancer can help to save lives. In this case, it helped to save Al Prado’s life. Prado (NAPS)
(BPT) - Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them to her training.
(NewsUSA) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents.
Cancer Pain and the Under Treatment Among Minorities
(NAPSI)—Worldwide there are an estimated 1.5 million advanced cancer patients who experience the disease spreading to their bones. If you are a patient with cancer, or care for someone who is, here are a few facts you should know.
People with cancer and their caregivers should ask the doctor about the possibility of bone metastases and what to do about it. (NAPS)