(StatePoint) When thinking of heart disease, older adults typically come to mind, but children also can have heart disease, often with more devastating outcomes. Pediatric cardiomyopathy is a potentially life-threatening disease and the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in children.
A Yonkers, NY man has been arrested in connection with last weekend's attack on a mother and her three children outside the Boulevard Family Residence, formerly the Pan American Hotel, in Elmhurst.
A young man from Yonkers allegedly decided to beat up a United Airlines employee at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday night rather than show a ticket in order to pick up his luggage.
A mother and her three children were the alleged victims of a startling attack at the hands of a man who posed as a taxi driver.
According to police, a Hispanic male in his 40s picked up a 26-year-old mother and her three children, ranging from one to five years old, at 207th Street in Manhattan and drove them to Elmhurst around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that causes irreversible scarring of lung tissue, with most patients dying in periods ranging from a few months to a few years.
But at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center patients are now participating in tests of Pirfenidone, a drug that has shown promise in slowing the disease down.
After nearly 67 years of helping residents, the Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service just got a bit of help themselves.
At a meeting on Aug. 20, the Woman’s Club of Malba presented the free 24-hour ambulance service with a $100,000 donation for a modern new ambulance — the largest check in the woman’s club’s history and the largest donation to the WVAS since the 1970s.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.
Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens Caryn Schwab signs the ceremonial final beam for the new addition to the Astoria hospital.
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.
The quiet streets of Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village were the scenes of multiple attempted burglaries and even a shooting over the last eight days.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, a Middle Village resident spotted three suspicious individuals peering into vehicles parked along Juniper Valley Road shortly after 4 a.m.
Neighbors of a deceased Navy veteran from Jamaica are seeking donations to help cover his funeral expenses.
Frank Shemenski, 57, of Parsons Boulevard was found at his home days after leaving the hospital, where he was being treated for a long-term illness, according to neighbor Amy Anderson.
(BPT) - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced that the United States Department of Justice is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial with BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) tablets and is not planning any further action.
(BPT) - Next time you're looking around in a crowd, there is something you won't see that will be there - Type 2 diabetes. Most Americans have heard of the condition, but very few understand just how prevalent it has become across the nation. In fact, Type 2 diabetes affects at least one in every 10 Americans. That’s about 9.3 percent of the population or 29.1 million people and a dramatic increase from 2010 when 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent, were living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If this growing health problem isn’t addressed, the CDC estimates it will affect one in every three Americans by 2050.
When we Baby Boomers were growing up the changing of the seasons from summer to fall meant two things: (a) the start of a new school year and (b) the various TV networks launching their new primetime programs.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and Queens Museum, on view thru November.
A 32-year-old man was killed early Monday morning in a hit-and-run collision in Maspeth.
According to authorities, Karoll Grzegorczyk, of Ridgewood, was attempting to cross Fresh Pond Road in the middle of the block between 60th Drive and Eliot Avenue when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan traveling southbound on Fresh Pond Road shortly before 3 a.m.
S.J. Jung is a man on a mission. He wants to get elected to the state Senate and make campaign finance and ethics reforms in Albany.
That’s a tall order for the 50-year-old, who has never held elected office. He ran in 2009 for the City Council seat in Flushing, losing by 183 votes in the Democratic primary. Now Jung is opposing incumbent Sen. Toby Stavisky, who has represented the 16th District for 14 years.
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.
For the second time this year, the defunct Parkway Hospital at 70-35 113 St. in Forest Hills has been auctioned off.
On Aug. 8, Auberge Grand Central, a Rego Park-based limited liability company, placed the winning $1 million bid on the former medical center, which closed in 2008, in Queens Civil Court.
What do you do when a loved one says he or she wants to go home — while sitting in his or her own living room?
The natural reaction for many people may be to point out that the person already is home, to state it as fact and back it up by saying something like, “Look around, this is your couch, that’s your TV, that’s a picture of our family hanging on the wall.”
A 32-year-old man was killed early Monday morning in a hit-and-run collision in Maspeth.
Mr. LaRosa repeats Marxism’s “racism” and “war on women” mantras (“Take that, Republicans,” Letters, July 31) as if the words were stamped on a blank sheet of paper. Hobby Lobby will be paying for 16 out of 20 contraceptives called for in ObamaCare, and no abortions for religious reasons, which can hardly be called a “war on women.”
Our veterans hospitals are an example of what can be expected when ObamaCare kicks in. Soldiers who fought for our country and should have received the best care in the world died waiting to be treated. If your private physician is incompetent, you go to the next step up the ladder for recourse. Whom do you go to for help if government hacks botch your treatment? The next president? If ObamaCare is so great, why are government employees, including the senators who pushed the bill through, exempt?
The election of a black president in a country with a white majority should have put accusations of America’s racism to bed for a long time, but it didn’t. Racism will never be put to sleep because in order for Marxism to triumph, one group has to be set against another and calling someo
ne racist is one of the best tools available. Americans must become not “we,” but, “us” and “them,” the rich against the poor, secularists against the religious, black against white. Race baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton keep the fires going because that’s the way they earn their livings.
Institutionalized (or government) racism ended with the Voting Rights Act. If the U.S. is so racist, why do we have 20 million illegal aliens in this country … with 59,000 unescorted children crossing our borders waiting to get in? Why aren’t blacks and Latinos risking life and limb trying to get out? Why aren’t they living where heaven already exists, in Cuba? What’s stopping them?
Muhammed Ali, on his return to America from a once-famous fight in Zaire, told reporters who greeted him that he had seen Africa and he was glad his great-grandfather had been sold into slavery in the U.S. He knew, even if most socialists don’t, that the opportunities to succeed and quality of life that existed here could be found no where else.
If Mr. LaRosa would “dig deep” he’d find that Ali is black. If he “digs deeper” he’ll learn that blacks were sold into slavery by other blacks and Arabs. “Dig deep” Mr. LaRosa. “Dig deep.”
A 23-year-old South Richmond Hill woman was stabbed to death this weekend after an alleged domestic dispute on a residential street in the Bronx, and cops say her husband is the culprit.
On Saturday at 6:14 p.m., police responded to a call of a dispute with a knife in front of 1538 Hone Ave. in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Upon arrival, police officers observed Amarita Khan lying in front of the location unconscious and unresponsive with multiple knife wounds about the body. EMS responded and transported the victim to Jacobi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Steep medical bills aren’t the only expenses staring three Brooklyn men in the face after a car accident in Maspeth over the weekend.
The trio are also facing hefty legal fees and prison terms as a result of the crash.
A one-alarm residential fire on 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights on Aug. 9 resulted in the death of a woman.
At approximately 3:11 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a reported fire on the sixth floor of an apartment building located at 85-10 34th Ave.