How Do I Use My Health Insurance?A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.
Where Can I Get Care?Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.
Frequent Blasts Of Winter Weather May Be Behind Uptick In Hospital TripsThe snow and ice have seemed never-ending this winter and they may be responsible for an uptick in hospital visits.
Report: Bronx Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing Drugs From E.R.She said she got the drugs from a secure medical-storage system by entering the name of a patient without the doctor's permission. The patient had been recently discharged.
Long Island College Hospital Ordered To Resume ServicesLong Island College Hospital in Brooklyn was back on life support this weekend.
Half Of Coney Island Hospital ER Remains A Construction Zone Six Months After SandySevere basement flooding destroyed the main building's electrical system. The flooding destroyed all of the hospital's diagnostic equipment.
Report Finds Spike In Energy Drink-Related Emergency Room Visits A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said ER visits doubled in the last four years from about 10,000 to more than 20,000.
FDA Requires Lower Doses For Ambien, Other Sleep MedicationsThe Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.
Emergency Rooms See Influx Of Patients As Some Storm-Affected Hospitals Remain ClosedIt would be an understatement to say the emergency room at Beth Israel Medical Center in the East Village is bursting at the seams.
Bellevue, Coney Island Hospitals Won't Fully Reopen Until Next YearIt will be 2013 before Bellevue and Coney Island hospitals fully recover from the storm.
Doctors Warn Passengers Who Don't Wear Seat Belts Of Facial Injuries From Taxi Partitions Doctors say that taxi passengers who neglect to wear seatbelts are suffering from terrible facial injuries, even in minor fender-benders.