The leading cause
of hospitalization in Queens is Heart Disease. Asthma also made the list
as a testament to the borough’s air quality.
Admission rate (per 100,000 people)
Queens Hospital Center saw more than 3,000 babies
born in 2003.
Accidents and injuries ....................935
Mental Illness ....................381
Pneumonia and influenza ....................310
Chronic lung disease.................... 160
York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Top 10 Most
areas were found to have the worst air quality by the Department of
Environmental Conservation and Environmental Protection during a study
of Queens over a six-month period of time. Some spots, like the airports,
are no surprise. But Forest Hills Gardens?
|LaGuardia Airport is the worst place in Queens
to look for a breath of fresh air.
and LaGuardia Aiports
2. Queens Boulevard and Long Island Expressway
3. Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue (Jackson Heights)
4. Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street (Astoria)
5. 23rd Avenue and 91st Street (East Elmhurst)
6. Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue (Flushing)
7. Guy R. Brewer and Farmers Boulevard (Rochdale Village)
8. Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Boulevard (Jamaica)
9. Queens Plaza (Long Island City)
10. Forest Hills Gardens (Forest Hills)
of Environmental Conservation and Environmental Protection
Babies Delivered At Queens Hospitals
The stork visited
the borough plenty of times last year, but it appears that Elmhurst
Hospital Center was its famous target.
Hospital Center (Elmhurst) - 4,452
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (Flushing)
Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica (Jamaica) - 3,200
Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Flushing) - 2,000
LIJ North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills (Forest
Hills) - 1,479
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore (Far
Rockaway) - 921
survey of Queens hospitals.
Causes of Death
from HIV disease is not in the top ten nationwide, which instead includes
death from Alzheimer’s. However, AIDS deaths are lower in Queens
as compared to the whole of New York City. The following is the number
of deaths recorded for 2003.
2. Malignant Neoplasms (3,010)
3. Influenza and Pneumonia (452)
4. Cerebrovascular disease (431)
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases (400)
6. Diabetes Mellitus (383)
7. Accidents except poisoning by psychoactive substances
8. HIV disease (189)
9. Use of or poisoning by psychoactive substances (152)
10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (135).
Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Just because one’s
life has turned the corner age-wise does not mean the quality of life
must diminish. Here, in alphabetical order, are some of the best borough’s
facilities where staff ensures its residents’ quality of life
does not go down.
Nursing Care Center in Forest Hills is considered one of the best
in the borough.
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
29-38 Far Rockaway Blvd.
View Nursing Home
143-10 20th Ave.
Home for the Aging
165-01 Chapin Pkwy.
Rehab and HCC
119-19 Graham Ct.
100-17 23rd Ave.,
Nursing Care Center
69-70 Grand Central Pkwy., Forest Hills
Manor Care Center
139-66 35th Ave.
Hills Care Center
71-44 Yellowstone Blvd.
91-31 175th St.
Neck Nursing Home
260-19 Nassau Blvd.
Source: Compiled by the Queens Tribune
Reasons For Sleep LossMost
There is a good
reason the saying “Don’t lose sleep over it” has become
synonymous with worrying about something or experiencing some other
form of negative emotions to an extent where they become the preoccupying
thought in a person’s life. Below are some of the most common
things over which people tend to lose sleep, according to a November
2003 survey published by The Gallup Organization.
Stress, particularly during the holiday season –
the loss of loved ones – 40 percent
concerns – 38 percent
too many activities – 37 percent
issues – 33 percent
Source: Compiled by the Queens Tribune
is a generally healthy borough overall, but the common cold still reaks
havoc year round.
Here are the most common illnesses in Queens.
3. Mononucleosis (Strep Throat)
4. Heart disease
9. Alzheimer’s Disease
by the Queens Tribune
Top Personal Hygiene
Looking after your
personal hygiene is important from more than a mere esthetic point of
view. A neat appearance certainly helps in personal and professional
life, but most importantly it offers effective and cheap disease prevention.
When washing your hands, preferably with warm water, rub soap over both
sides of your hands, between your fingers and around your nails.
Wash your hands after using the bathroom, before and after food preparation,
playing with pets and sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
Use germicidal soaps and liquid germicidal detergents. These suppress
germ activity better compared with ordinary soap.
Take showers rather than baths.
After showering or bathing be sure you dry yourself thoroughly.
Clean your teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay and brush with fluoride
Do not share wash cloths, towels, hair brushes, combs, toothbrushes,
or toilet articles.
Keep washbasins, toilet seats, bathrooms, kitchens and fixtures thoroughly
Use disposable tissues instead of handkerchiefs.
Air your living accommodation for several hours on a dry, sunny day.