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Another Med Center Set to Close as Queens Health Crisis Continues

Another Med Center Set to Close as Queens Health Crisis Continues

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by Lauren Browne.

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When Sheikh Yunus arrived at the Charles R. Drew Health Center early Wednesday morning, he was distressed to find a large metal grate barring the front entrance.

Yunus had recently been discharged from Queens Hospital Center after having suffered a heart attack.  Before the episode, he had been taking at least a dozen different medications.  By [...]

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Golden Krust Morphs into Med Center

Golden Krust Morphs into Med Center

Posted on 25. Oct, 2009 by Lauren Browne.

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 As the number of Queens residents without medical insurance continues to grow, one local business owner is using her fast food restaurant to help improve community health.
Annette Runcie, owner of the Golden Krust restaurant, cleared the tables and chairs from her small store front on Hempstead Avenue to sponsor a day-long community health fair on [...]

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Queens Restaurant Week Takes Neighborhood Restaurants by Surprise

Queens Restaurant Week Takes Neighborhood Restaurants by Surprise

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by Lauren Browne.

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Discover Queens Restaurant Week kicked off in full force earlier this month, but one neighborhood in the borough felt a little left out.
Only one restaurant in Jamaica participated in the event. Although the neighborhood boasts a variety of dining-out options, with an eclectic offering of international cuisines, many restaurants were surprised by the celebration.
“We didn’t [...]

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