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NYHQ bridges gap for Chinese immigrants with lecture series

By Alex Robinson

New York Hospital Queens launched a Chinese lecture series this week to educate the community about a range of health topics.

The Flushing hospital, at 56-45 Main St., will host its first talk Saturday at 10 a.m. about pregnancy and baby delivery.

“We hope to bring people to our hospital to learn about all different aspects of disease processing and prevention. We will introduce all the hospital’s resources in case anybody needs medical treatment and attention,” said Dr. David Chiang, an attending physician who will be delivering the first talk.

Chiang’s lecture will be followed by a talk about breast-feeding by lactation specialist Mei Wu.

The lecture series was started to provide new immigrants in the community with health information and to make them aware of the hospital’s resources, Chiang said.

The lectures will cover a different topic every week and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The talks will be given in the hospital’s Lang Auditorium and registration is not required to attend.

They will take place the second Saturday of every month and are free and open to the public.

“This is a good start for the hospital and the community and shows the hospital is very interested in working with the Chinese community to create a win-win situation for people so they can take good care of themselves healthwise,” Chiang said.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobinson@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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