Tag: health

Queens Council Member Sandra Ung honors Flushing healthcare worker


Feb. 21, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung honored the long standing career of a Korean American healthcare advocate who worked at a senior care and rehabilitation facility in Flushing for almost 30 years in a ceremony on Feb. 16. Charlton Rhee worked as an administrator at United Plaza Care Center, located…
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Eating healthy without breaking the bank

Jan. 2, 2024 By admin Jan. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Eating healthy is often perceived as an expensive endeavor, with organic produce and specialty health foods often sold at a premium price. However, with some savvy meal planning, it’s entirely possible to maintain a nutritious diet without straining your budget. Here, we’ll explore some… Read more »

Community health center to host free vaccination events in Flushing


Dec. 5, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Flushing is hosting two free vaccination events before the holidays, during which people can receive the updated Moderna COVID-19 booster and flu vaccines.  The vaccines are available for all eligible individuals aged 18 years and over. The events are meant to assist community members who are uninsured or under-insured.  A spokesperson for the health center, located at 131-72 40th Rd. in downtown Flushing, said that vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to prevent illnesses and associated complications and they encourage everyone to spread the…
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Charles B. Wang Community Health Center hosting free health insurance workshop in Flushing


Nov. 8, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is offering a free health and insurance workshop next week in Flushing. The event, scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Queens Public Library branch in Flushing — located at 41-17 Main St. — aims to help local community members understand the various health insurance coverage options which are available to them and their families. The workshop will be carried out by Health Insurance Enrollment Navigator Nancy Cai, of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and Health Insurance Information…
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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens doctor shares advice on how to spot early signs of breast cancer


Oct. 11, 2023 By Rachel Butler With the month of October shining a light on raising awareness for breast cancer, an expert from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital shared with QNS some common misconceptions that many people have about the disease, as well as advice on how to spot the early signs. Dr. Manmeet Malik is the director of the breast center at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and assistant professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and she works directly with breast cancer patients who are currently battling the disease.   “If you feel a breast mass, thickening of the skin, retraction/dimpling of the…
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Flushing council member offering free flu shots at district office this month


Oct. 5, 2023 By Rachel Butler Flushing Council Member Sandra Ung will be hosting a free flu shot event at her district office in Flushing on Saturday Oct. 14. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ung’s Flushing office, located at 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388. Ung was joined by representatives from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital and the NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital Chinese Community Partnership for Health to make the announcement.  “Flu season can be a challenging time for our community, especially those with underlying health conditions and older adults,” Ung said. “Prevention is…
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