National Cancer Survivors Day: A time for celebration and awareness

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities around the world on the first Sunday in June. The day is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outpouring of thanks to the medical community. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 16.9 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It...

A message from EMU Family Doctor: “Every Kid Healthy Week” is in April

April 26th through the 30th is "Every Kid Healthy" week; an annual observance created in 2013 to celebrate health and wellness achievements. Recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances and observed the last full week of April each year, each day of the week shines a spotlight on the great actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive. Here are some startling facts: One in three kids in the U.S....

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month. During this month, EMU Health would like to recognize and thank our women doctors, nurses, medical assistants, administration staff, and all of the hard-working women on our team. We also believe that it is important to recognize the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Throughout the history of medicine, women endured poverty, stereotypes, and discrimination, but they went on to build hospitals, win a Nobel Prize, lead a medical school, and dramatically improve the health of millions. They designed ways to protect newborns,...

EMU Health and NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital Bring World-Class Medical Care to Queens

EMU Health, a multi-specialty outpatient facility in the Glendale section of Queens, and NYU Langone Orthopedics announce the addition of Ivan Fernandez-Madrid, MD, to the facility’s medical staff, beginning in February 2021. A leading orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Madrid brings extensive expertise in hip and knee reconstruction, including the use of innovative new technology like robotic-assisted surgery and partial replacements. He is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the knee and shoulder. “At NYU Langone, we are dedicated to providing not...

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and EMU Health is working to insure that those who may be susceptible know the preventative measures that can be taken. Cervical cancer has become increasingly preventable through vaccinations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and screening tests for HPV and pap smears. Yet, there is still increased awareness and action needed to fight this very common virus. In fact, 45 percent of men ages 18 to 59, and 40 percent of women ages 18 to 59 are infected with HPV – some 79 million Americans. “About 70% of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV but...

EMU Health Reopens Multi-specialty Center in Glendale, Queens

After the pandemic forced EMU Health to close their multi-specialty facility from March through October, Executive Management recently announced that they have re-opened their multi-specialty facility and are accepting patient appointments. EMU Health is a multi-specialty outpatient medical facility, located at 83-40 Woodhaven Blvd. in Glendale, Queens, featuring a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center and newly renovated multi-specialty Physician Offices. EMU has successfully recruited top physicians from around NYC to join its medical team; and the Health Center offers a wide array...

COVID-19 Guidelines

EMU Health continues to maintain a commitment to our patients and their loved ones by ensuring we provide the best person-centered care experience. To help ensure a safe environment for all, visitors will be screened for illness upon entry to the hospital, and are required to wear a mask and any other necessary personal protective equipment for the duration of their visit. This equipment will be provided by the hospital. Thank you for complying with these guidelines to provide safe and compassionate care to our patients and the communities we serve. Please note: Any visitor that screens...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2020, an estimated 239,190 new cases of invasive breast cancer will have been diagnosed in women, and about 65,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS – non-invasive and the earliest form of breast cancer) will have been diagnosed. With these estimates in mind, a woman currently has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. These statistics continue to make breast cancer the most common cancer among women, second only to skin cancer. As October ushers in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a great time to take...

What Kind Of Test Does A Gynecologist Do?

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A gynecologist is a doctor who deals with women's health and more specifically the health of the female reproductive system. Typically women start seeing their OB-GYN in their early teenage years, between 13-15. Then continue seeing them throughout adulthood, with greater intensity when they become sexually active, in and around pregnancy and again in the years that menopause begins, about 45 years old.  There are different specialists in the Gynecology fields, and each will have tests specific to their specialties.   Below are a few of the focus areas: Maternal-fetal medicine- Work...

EMU Health adds top Physiatrist to doctor roster in Queens

EMU Health, a multi-specialty medical center in Glendale, Queens, recently announced that Dr. Diana Barayeva, DO, has joined their medical team. Barayeva is a Physiatrist, specializing in helping patients with disabilities. She treats a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. According to one of her patients, The New York College Of Osteo Medicine Of New York Institute Of Technology graduate is "warm, friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable." New EMU Health Doctor, Barayeva focuses on...