Officials with the City Health and Hospitals Corp. are promising public discussions on the future of its former tuberculosis building on Parsons Boulevard. The current city plan calls for apartments and housing for those with unspecified chronic health conditions.
Officials from the Queens Hospital Center are promising to meet with the public in the coming weeks to discuss their plans for transforming its old tuberculosis sanitarium in Jamaica Hills into apartments and so-called supportive housing.
Known in Jamaica Hills-Briarwood vernacular as the T Building, the 1937 structure is located on Parsons Boulevard and run by the City Health and Hospitals Corp.
The death of Dasher, the female Rottweiler tossed from a car in Glendale last month, has angered many area dog owners.
One Forest Hills woman named Noel, who asked her last name not be printed, is hoping to pique interest in a possible reward fund for information leading to the arrest of Dasher’s former owners.
Residents of Rosedale, above, and other neighborhoods abutting John F. Kennedy International Airport believe that relocating a runway 700 feet closer to them will mean more planes flying lower over their homes, schools and parks. On Dec. 18 they argued for more comprehensive environmental studies in federal court.
Ever since the Port Authority came out with a proposal to relocate a runway some 700 feet closer to residential neighborhoods near Kennedy Airport, members of the Eastern Queens Alliance have been telling anyone who would listen that there has not been enough attention paid to possible environmental impacts.
Last week, the audience was a panel of appellate judges on the U.S. Second Circuit Court.
2014 will go down in the record books as the FDNY’s busiest year in its very active century and a half history, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York and Fire Department data.
What better gift could Gov. Cuomo have given the citizens of New York this holiday season than the assurance that the dirty drilling practice known as fracking will not be coming to the Empire State?
Across the country, this rolling environmental disaster has been poisoning families, destroying rural and wild landscapes, and deterring our critical transition to a clean energy economy.
Thankfully, after five years and more than 100,000 face-to-face conversations, New Yorkers Against Fracking has helped shaped the conversation so that this fundamental threat to our land, air and water has been deemed too significant of a risk to public health to permit.
Despite the power of the oil and gas industry, Gov. Cuomo has chosen to respect the many communities concerned about the potential impacts of fracking and the latest science that backs them up.
As cities and states across the country consider this issue, we urge them to show the same courage and foresight to reject fracking and protect health in 2015.
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(NAPSI)—According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer is one in 73. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease is a woman’s first defense against it, but many of the symptoms of ovarian cancer are similar to those of everyday ailments, like bloating, pain in the abdomen or pelvis, and trouble eating or feeling full quickly.
(NAPSI)—After surviving breast and ovarian cancers, 90-year-old Grace Ruby’s health was very fragile. Knowing she needed to take active steps to improve her health, she joined the SilverSneakers® Fitness program and began to exercise regularly at her local YMCA. In fact, she loved the class so much that she was instrumental in starting a new 7 a.m. class that now has nearly 30 participants. Today, she is also the self-proclaimed class greeter, and takes pride in knowing each one of her classmates personally.
(NAPSI)—Today’s tech-savvy generation quickly adapts and enjoys using mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones and tablets to communicate, learn and play, anytime and anywhere.
(Family Features) Man’s best friend can be counted on for many things – from greeting you after a long day at work to being a loyal walking buddy. But to reap all the benefits of dog ownership, it’s important to lay the foundation of training and obedience.
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(BPT) - One in four Americans will post a New Year’s fitness resolution on a social network this year. If you plan to be one of them, posting the resolution is a great first step but what are your plans for following through and ensuring that when you look back next year, you can consider it mission accomplished?
(BPT) - Take a lap around the mall or flip through the catalogs in your mail pile, and you’ll quickly notice a saturation of massage products in the market right now. While some of these gadgets are gimmicks, some are definitely not, especially if you live by the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. According to Chris Freytag, wellness expert and founder of Get Healthy U, one key to maintaining this healthy routine is consistent massage.
(Family Features) As you gather to ring in the New Year, give your celebration an extra kick by offering your guests an array of mouthwatering refreshments. Don’t be afraid to borrow inspiration for sweet, tangy and refreshing flavors from unexpected places, such as the produce department.
(Family Features) When celebrating the past and looking forward to the future, the New Year is a perfect time to set goals for a better, healthier you.
(BPT) - A healthy diet can be the foundation of a healthy life. While there are many food choices and diet options, one diet consistently grabs the attention of researchers.
(BPT) - Improving your health and wellness can seem like a daunting task, especially if you know you have some bad health habits to break. But, several improvements you can make today can result in tremendous health benefits.
(StatePoint) If you have diabetes, it is important to take care of your feet. Did you know that diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), open sores or wounds that form on the bottom of the foot, may be a costly problem for people who have diabetes?
(BPT) - While many people focus on personal health goals in the new year, the beginning of the year is also a great time to check your financial fitness. So how can you whip your finances into shape?
(NAPSI)—There’s hopeful news for those who are at risk for a rare disease that causes a range of symptoms including lack of sweat glands, poor temperature control, respiratory problems, and hair and tooth malformations.
(NAPSI)—The holidays are often a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends, but for individuals who struggle with mental health issues, this time of year often brings unwelcome stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, a recent mental health survey by the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix® reported that 97 percent of Americans believe mental health issues to be a serious problem in the United States.