Brooklyn, N.Y--Kingsbrook is a proud sponsor of the public health campaign “Take Your Man to the Doctor-He’ll Live to Love You Longer!,” is a borough wide initiative created by Borough President Marty Markowitz and Best of Brooklyn, Inc. Based on statistics that show a huge disparity in doctor visitations between men and women, this initiative is a call to action for men of all ages, ethnicities and social standing to regularly visit a doctor and to the women who love them to make it happen.
With current studies showing an increase in illnesses amongst men, this event is essential in helping to change male attitudes towards preventative health care starting with the men of Brooklyn. Serious illnesses such as cancer, go undetected in men due to several factors: fear of screenings, lack of preventative care information and inability to pay for health services. In effort to encourage and educate men on the benefits of preventative care, Kingsbrook will be sponsoring a health screening day on Tuesday Oct. 21st in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road. Two separate screening sessions will be held, 10:00am – 1:00pm and from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Screenings will include: Blood Pressure, Prostate Cancer, Glucose & Cholesterol, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Asthma and "Brown Bag" Pharmacy consultation (medication combination analysis).
“The prevalence of diabetes in Brooklyn is higher than the national average and affect a lot of men in Brooklyn, additionally prostate cancer is a growing epidemic for men in this borough,” said Harry Schiffman, Director of Community Relations, “We made sure the screenings we are offering on this important day reflect the most serious health issues and concerns that are pertinent to all men in Brooklyn.”
Kingsbrook is an 864-bed teaching medical center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. The facility continues to implement programs and services that respond to the health needs and concerns of the community at large. Diagnostic and treatment services include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and Rehabilitative Medicine. Other specialty areas include a Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, a Wound Healing Center, a non-invasive Vascular Laboratory and a Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.