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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:
The ongoing slew of snowstorms has prompted the New York Blood Center to announce an urgent need for blood donations following the cancellation of more than 100 blood drives in the last few weeks.
“While we’re confident in our ability to supply our partner hospitals, we’re still struggling with the effects of the snow and ice this week, and worried about an even bigger hit this weekend,” Vice President Rob Purvis of the NYBC said last week in a press release. “It is critical that we all pitch in by donating blood to ensure that supplies aren’t further diminished in the days ahead.”
A Kew Gardens man has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend on Sunday morning.
The following is a transcript of Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address, as prepared, sent to the media before the speech was delivered.
DR. RAJEEV DAYAL, CHIEF, SECTION OF VASCULAR SURGERY AT NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS.
At New York Hospital Queens, expert vascular and endovascular surgeons can treat circulatory conditions, from silent killers, such as aortic aneurysms, to non-life-threatening issues, such as varicose veins.
Minimally invasive treatment options may lead to shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and fewer infections. Below are some of the most common conditions that the hospital’s experts screen for and treat.
UPDATE: Below this article is a transcript of an interview about the snow with Mayor de Blasio and Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, issued by the Mayor's Office at 4:11 p.m.
A 63-year-old man who died in a Murray Hill apartment fire has been identified as Richard Winckler.
Early last Friday morning, 60 firefighters responded to a 911 call for a fire in the basement of a four-story building at 43-06 159 St. in the Flushing neighborhood.
Speculation over the future of Queens Hospital Center’s old tuberculosis building had died down in the past year since community opposition rose against a plan to convert the structure into housing for the elderly mentally disabled.
Now officials are going on offense, calling for ehe building to be demolished.
Mayor de Blasio’s multifaceted approach to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade is ambitious and, many agree, noble.
But one of the ways he plans to attain that goal has Queens civic leaders up in arms.
A 63-year-old man was found dead inside a Flushing apartment building Friday morning after the FDNY extinguished a fire there, police report.
Less than 24 hours before he murdered NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko in 2007, Dexter Bostic shot man on a Jamaica street corner and then robbed him of his car keys, jewelry and $1,800 in cash.
On Wednesday, Bostic, of Far Rockaway, was sentenced to 25 years to life for the street corner shooting.
The former St. John’s Hospital on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst and a parking garage across the street on 58th Avenue have been sold to a new developer for $47 million, the real estate firm that handled the deal announced Monday.
The city has approved converting the old hospital into a mixed-use building that will have stores on the first floor and lower level, medical facilities on the second floor and housing on the remaining floors, according to the real estate company, Massey Knakal.
The New Year was only a little more than two hours old when a car accident in Queens took a young man's life.
In Western Queens, 2013 was the year of development and affordable housing. Willets Point, Hallets Point, Hunters Point and 5Pointz became names commonly thrown around by politicians, community boards and civic groups throughout the area. There wasn’t a month that didn’t go by when residents, electeds and developers went head to head on major development projects, illegal apartments, a massive soccer stadium plan or even the possible closing of their neighborhood movie theater.
In a city the size of New York, politics and crime are often the biggest newsmakers, as was the case in 2013.
There was no shortage of political headlines this past year, an election year at that. Queens elected a new borough president while Forest Hills and Rego Park opted to bring back Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) for another term. Area politicians made their collective voices heard throughout the year, filling the Chronicle’s pages for months.
After more than four years of waiting for improvements at the former Mary Immaculate Hospital building, Jamaica residents will have to hold their breath a little longer.
Following an inspection by the Department of Buildings on Dec. 16, the property at 150-13 89 Ave. was issued a stop-work order the next day citing a “huge pile of debris” during demolition of the first floor and cellar.
A New York Hospital Queens pediatrician was hit and killed while crossing against the light Monday night in Flushing.
Dr. Siu Lee, 55, was crossing Booth Memorial Avenue at 141st Street around 6:18 p.m. when he was struck by a Mercedes-Benz.
Three Queens juries returned guilty verdicts in separate murder trials last Thursday.
Damel Burton, 36, of Foch Boulevard in Jamaica now faces 50 years to life in prison for shooting three men, two of whom died, in Dec. 2, 2011 attacks in an apartment building and on a Q111 bus.