Many Queens seniors may think they protected themselves long ago by creating such important documents as a healthcare proxy, last will and testament, power of attorney and other important papers.
But often, these were done at a different stage of life to protect a spouse, children or personal health. Children grow up, marital circumstances change and even our own wishes concerning medical treatment are likely to change over time.
A home health aide can provide a senior with services such as helping take medication, food preparation and other daily activities.
For many seniors, everyday tasks that were simple years earlier can prove difficult or even impossible as they get older, leaving children or other younger relatives to devote large chunks of time to caring for their elders.
Instead of contemplating a move to an assisted living facility to ease the burden of accomplishing increasingly difficult daily tasks or assisting one’s aging family member, there are a variety of home care agencies available to seniors, allowing them to age in place.
(NewsUSA) - Attitudes and opinions can vary greatly when it comes to public breastfeeding. Yet, when it comes to the opinion that matters most -- the mother's -- a recent survey suggests that "breast is best."
(NAPSI)—These days, there’s more to medicine than meets the eye. It’s true, physicians rely heavily on what they can see to diagnose and treat the patients in their care. From inspecting a wound, to studying X-ray imagery, to watching someone react to different stimuli in a physical examination, doctors use visual examinations as a critical component in understanding the state of a patient’s health.
(BPT) - William "Rick" Richter was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. Now, the avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and outdoors-enthusiast is sharing his story in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September. Richter hopes to encourage others with advanced prostate cancer to speak up about their symptoms and seek out all treatment options via informed decision making with their care team.
(BPT) - One afternoon about two and a half years ago, Bob Metzler was running out the door and caught the end of a television segment featuring Dr. Glenn Gaston, a hand specialist at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, who was talking about a condition that causes your fingers to be pulled in towards your palm. For years before seeing this on TV, Bob described puffiness in his palm and was having difficulty straightening his ring and pinky fingers. Because his dad had arthritis, he assumed that he had arthritis in his hand, or that these changes were just a normal part of aging. Once he saw Dr. Gaston on TV, a light bulb went off in Bob’s head and he decided to make an appointment.
(BPT) - Corey Patrick, 36, has experienced partial-onset seizures since the age of four – at times as frequently as five per day. He is one of nearly 2.2 million Americans affected by epilepsy,1 a neurological disorder characterized by disturbances in the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in seizures.2 Partial-onset seizures – the most common type of seizures and the kind Corey experiences – may be associated with a wide range of other symptoms, depending on what part of the brain is affected.3 For Corey, these seizures tend to occur at night and often resemble sleepwalking.
(NewsUSA) - It's a David-vs.-Goliath dispute, and millions of patients are caught in the middle -- perhaps even unaware they're about to lose coverage for the compounded medications they need for their conditions.
Sen. Mitch McConnell was recently heard thanking the Kochs “for the important work you’re doing” and for “rallying … to the cause.” What cause? Putting Americans to work? Rebuilding the middle class? Unleashing free-market answers to catastrophic climate change? No, only more obstruction.
As majority leader, McConnell promises, “We’re not going to be debating all these gosh-darn proposals … All we do in the Senate is vote on things like raising the minimum wage … extending unemployment … the student loan package the other day. That’s just going to make things worse.”
Worse for whom? The wealthy? Certainly not for the middle class and poor. He is a piece of garbage. McConnell also tells the mega-donors that with Republicans in the majority, “No money can be spent to do this or that.” So what parts of government would McConnell starve? Big Oil? The Pen
tagon? No, McConnell pledges “to go after them on healthcare, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency, across the board.” McConnell tells them: “Democrats are the party of government,” and Republicans are “the party of the private sector.”
As Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it after McConnell filibustered her bill to let people refinance their student debt, “Mitch McConnell is there for millionaires and billionaires. He is not there for people who are working hard, playing by the rules and trying to build a future for themselves.”
Is any of this a surprise to anyone? If so, stop watching Fox and reading the Post.
Members of the East Coast Car Association were honored for their service to the community at a recent blood drive and car show held in the Maspeth Federal Savings bank parking lot.
The ECCA received citations from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Mike Miller and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley for the club’s 16 years of volunteer service, including its contributions to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.
(NAPSI)—It’s a fact: as men age, their bodies produce less testosterone. However, some men, whose bodies make very little or no testosterone, could have a condition called hypogonadism. The effects of hypogonadism and “Low T” could be a game changer for some men.
Alexander Phillips gives new meaning to the term “super senior.”
The Fresh Meadows native who attended Queensborough Community College 50 years ago finally received his degree this summer.
With two high-profile state Senate primaries in Queens on Tuesday, one that has not garnered nearly the same amount of attention is the one in the 10th District.
Incumbent state Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) is running for his second term.
(BPT) - Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S.1. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 27 million adults nationwide2. OA occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time, causing pain in joints such as the hips, knees and hands. The majority of people living with OA may experience limited mobility, as well as trouble performing activities of daily living3.
Hospital officials, community leaders and elected officials gathered for the topping off of the new building at Mount Sinai Queens located at 25-10 30 Ave. in Astoria.
The ceremony, held on Aug. 21, marks the completion of the steel construction phase of the $125 million expansion and modernization project.
As the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center prepares for its 125th anniversary, the acute care teaching hospital located on the border between Queens and Brooklyn held its annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday to promote good health and offer free screenings to members of the community.
Seniors getting their blood pressure checked and youngsters getting fluoride applied to their teeth in an effort to prevent cavities were among the local residents who turned out in huge numbers seeking medical advice. Tables manned by hospital staffers and volunteers, spread around Stockholm Street between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas avenues and surrounding areas, offered information on everything from stroke prevention and endoscopies to food addiction and podiatry services.
(NAPSI)—Reality TV shows, online webcasts and YouTube videos have encouraged many people to try the do-it-yourself (DIY) route when it comes to tackling less-complicated home renovations or fixes. Often, there are advantages to DIY projects, such as financial savings, learning new skills, environmental benefits and more.
(BPT) - Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body running at its very best.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) has been finding endorsements hard to come by in his battle to hold his 14th District seat.
Thank you, Mr. A.G. Pilla, for setting the record straight with facts about how our president has restored the economics of America just before we were going to fall off a cliff that the GOP, Bush 2 in particular, had taken us to (“Obama good, GOP bad,” Letters, Aug. 7).
The propaganda machine of the current GOP has constantly lied to the people through Faux News that Obama has done nothing, but your letter should awaken some people to the reality of the fine job he has accomplished. You forgot about healthcare for over seven million Americans who never had it before. All because of Obama. The GOP is so desperate to get back the White House they will say Obama is a lawbreaker but they never said what laws he’s broken. Mr. Pilla, your history lessons on ex-presidents of the GOP are excellent examples of what real scandals and lawbreaking in the highest office in America is all about.
All the GOP does is create fear and division with its constant lying and accusations. One person telling the truth becomes two, two becomes four, four becomes eight, eight becomes 16, etc., etc. Truth always prevails.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum, on view thru November.
(BPT) - When parents first learn of a child’s hemophilia diagnosis, they often feel scared and frustrated. However, by becoming more educated on the rare bleeding disorder, they often realize how fortunate they are to have access to therapy, a great team of healthcare professionals at their side and the support needed for their child to live a healthy life.
(Family Features) With so many different choices in the vitamin aisle, many women find it difficult to choose the right ones to fit their personal needs.