We're all familiar with the dictum Knowledge Is Power, but in the context of health care, knowledge also means better medical outcomes and increased safety. The Brooklyn Hospital Center strongly encourages patients to learn about their illness and treatment options.
Please visit our Healthcare Library for extensive information on Pediatrics, Women's, Men's and Senior's health, as well as Cancer.
You can also visit our Human Atlas where you can learn about various medical topics through videos, 3D models and imagery.
Click here for up-to-date information on the H1N1 virus and what you can do to protect yourself this flu season.
For information regarding the Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Influenza (Flu) please visit:
From New York City Health Department:
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
General information about swine flu
Swine Flu Case Definitions
Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
Preventing the Flu
INFLUENZA A(H1N1) / SWINE FLU DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
Hard Times and Health Insurance
To assist the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who are scrambling to maintain health coverage after losing a job, United Hospital Fund has produced a new consumer guide, Hard Times and Health Insurance: Staying Covered When You Lose Your Job. The guide presents practical advice on state and federal protections, and how to exercise them. Perhaps most important, the guide includes information on how to take advantage of COBRA premium assistance provided in the federal stimulus law enacted last month.
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