Medical Information and Resources

General Medical/Physician Information

American Board of Medical Specialists - to receive information about a physician including board certification and specialty 1-800-733-2267

American Chiropractic Association - (703) 276-8800

New York State Medical Society - to check credentials of a physician, call 516-488-6100

National Institutes of Health - (301) 496-4000

New York State Department of Health Health Care Proxy information, you will find a link to the form on the page.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center - 1-888-ASK-HRSA  (1-888-275-4772)

Associations/Information for Specific Health Conditions

American Chronic Pain Association - 916-632-0922

American Diabetes Association - 1-800-ADA-DISC  (1-800-342-2383)

American Dietetic Association - 1-800-366-1655

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association - 520-733-1570

American Heart Association - (212) 661-5335

American Lung Association - (212) 889-3370

American Trauma Society - 1-800-556-7890

Better Sleep Council - (703) 683-8371

Brain Resources and Information Network (National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke) - 1-800-352-9424

Epilepsy Foundation - (212) 633-2930

Lupus Foundation of America 

Lupus Research Alliance (formerly S.L.E. Lupus Foundation)

National Eye Institute - (301) 496-5248

National Fibromyalgia Association

National Headache Foundation - 1-800-843-2256

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - 1-877-22-NIAMS  (1-877-226-4267)

National Institute of DIabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
- NIDDK Information Clearinghouses - 1-800-891-5390

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - (212) 463-7787

National Stroke Association 1-800-STROKES  (1-800-787-6537)

New York State HIV/AIDS Information Services - 1-800-541-2437

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Weight Management part of NIDDK - 1-877-946-4627

Cancer Information

Richard & Annette Bloch Family Foundation - Bloch Cancer Hotline connects cancer patients with cancer survivors who can address fears and questions; callers referred to volunteers matched for age, sex, and type of cancer - 1-800-433-0464

Cancer Information Service (a program of the National Cancer Institute) - 1-800-4-CANCER  (1-800-422-6237)

Cancer Care - provides information and counseling - 1-800-813-HOPE  (1-800-813-4673)

American Cancer Society - provides information and counseling - (212) 586-8700

Red Door Community (formerly Gildas Club NYC) - (212) 647-9700

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - 1-888-OVARIAN (1-888-682-7426)

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (aka Ovarian Cancer Research Fund) - (212) 268-1002

Post Treatment Resource Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - seminars and support groups (you don't have to be a patient at Sloan-Kettering to attend) - (212) 717-3531

SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer) - (212)719-0364

Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly Alternative Medicine), National Institute of Health

American College for the Advancement in Medicine - 1-800-532-3688

H1N1 Flu Information

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

New York State Department of Health

New Yourk City Department of Health Seasonal Flu 

Tips for Staying Healthy

  1. Wash hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water, especially after coughing and sneezing.
  2. Throw used tissue into garbage.
  3. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow, not your hands, to avoid spreading germs.
  4. Limit contact with others if you become sick.

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Keep in one easily accessible place:

  • a current list of all medications you and those you care for take;
  • a list of all medical conditions you and love ones have;
  • a list of doctors with phone numbers and addresses;
  • a list of pertinent insurance information for yourself and others you care for e.g., insurance ID numbers, phone numbers;
  • a health care proxy for yourself and those you care for e.g., elderly parent or relative (for more information on health care proxies, call the EAP office)

Have an emergency care plan or know who you would contact if someone you care for (e.g., elder or child) becomes sick so that you won't have to miss work. Although this might change in the future, have some idea now, so you don't have to scramble at the last minute.

Have extra food and water at home in case you can't go out for a few days.

Anxiety: Staying Calm

  1. Remember what you can and can't control and take a proactive approach.
  2. If you become anxious or fearful, try meditating or practice relaxation and deep breathing techniques. For assistance in learning how to do this, please call the EAP.
  3. Try to eat healthy, exercise, and limit alcohol consumption.
  4. You want to keep your immune system as healthy as possible.

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(212) 217-5600

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Thursday: 1–5 pm

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