Medical Information and Resources

General Medical/Physician Information

American Board of Medical Specialists - to receive information about a physician (including board certification and specialty), 1-866-275-2267 or

American Chiropractic Association 703-276-8800 or

Center for Medical Consumers Laypersons Library - (212)674-7105 or

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

National Institutes of Health - 301-496-4000,

New York State Department of Health Health Care Proxy Form -

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 or

American Diabetes Association - 1-800-ADA-DISC or

American Dietetic Association - 1-800-366-1655 or

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association - 520-733-1570 or

American Heart Association - (212)661-5335 or

American Lung Association - (212)889-3370 or

American Trauma Society - 1-800-556-7890 or

Better Sleep Council - 703-683-8371 or

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

Epilepsy Foundation - (212)633-2930 or

National Eye Institute - 301-496-5248 or

National Fibromyalgia Association -

National Headache Foundation - 1-800-843-2256 or

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - 1-877-22-NIAMS or

National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) - 1-800-891-5390 or

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - (212)463-7787 or

National Stroke Association 1-800-STROKES or

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

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation - (212)685-4118 or

Weight-Control Information Network (WIN) - 1-877-946-4627 or

Cancer Information

Bloch National 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 or

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

Cancer Care - provides information and counseling, 1-800-813-HOPE or

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

Gildas Club (212)647-9700 or

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 1-888-OVARIAN or

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund 1-(212)268-1002 or

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 or

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

Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institute of Health -

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

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - (212)342-0101

H1N1 Flu Information

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) -

New York State Department of Health -

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - and

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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