Healthbeat Brooklyn

Season 2009 Episode 05.13.09

HB Eps.29

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HB Eps.29
Original Cablecast Date: 5/5/2009 Swine Flu 101: How would Brooklyn handle a potential epidemic? Host Monica Sweeney, MD, discusses public health preparation, as well as symptoms & treatment, with local physicians.Wash Your Hands [Re-air, Show #20]: With the Swine Flu on everyone?s mind, it?s your hands that may become crucial. But clean hands guard against more than the flu: a campaign at Maimonides Medical Center urges both staff and visitors how to really wash up. Vaccines & Autism: The Centers for Disease Control says a vaccine given to almost all children does NOT cause autism. What a parent should know about this issue.Breast Cancer Screenings: Not enough Brooklyn women are getting mammograms. At Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center?s brand new radiation facility, an outreach program is working to change that.moreless

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