Learn about patient safety information.
Hospital Compare is a web site developed through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). It provides information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions
Find out more detailed information for all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice medicine in New York State. This web site includes information about the translation services available at the doctor's offices.
Are you prepared for a severe public health emergency? This site provides information about what constitutes an emergency and resources for you to prepare for a severe public health emergency.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most MRSA infections appear as boils that are red, swollen, painful, and may have fluid drainage. These skin infections commonly occur at sites of visible skin trauma, such as cuts and abrasions, and areas of the body covered by hair. Almost all MRSA skin infections can be effectively treated and more serious infections – such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections or bone infections – are very rare in healthy people.
As the infection is most commonly spread through skin-to-skin contact or contact with personal items that have touched infected areas, the CDC has issued guidelines to help people avoid contracting the bacteria. In summary, the CDC advises:
Here is help for those who do not understand what their doctor is telling them. These three questions will help you and your doctor talk to each other. This educational program is provided by the Partnership for Clear Health Communication.
The site is colorful, well organized and full of pictures. Thre are sections for parents, kids, and teens each with a Spanish section. The articles for kids are easy to read but written for children.
Go to: kidshealth.org
This site has health information on a wide variety of topics, with special sections for children, women, men and seniors. There is an extensive index, a dictionary, a section on healthy living, and information in Spanish. All material is written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals.
These interactive tutorials about health topics are also available in Spanish. For more plain-language health information go to the Health Topic page and click on "Easy-to-Read."
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Radiology Info is designed to answer your questions related to the many radiologic procedures and therapies available to you and your family. The site provides you with information whether you're preparing for a baseline mammogram, learning more about your child's x-ray, or researching radiation oncology (cancer therapy) procedures.