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Flu Season Staffing Strategy?

Posted October 4, 2019

Do you have a flu season staffing strategy and contingency plan? It is no mystery that employee attendance can be greatly impacted by any illness during the year.  The Flu Season is here and while on-site vaccination clinics and Flu Shot Programs can help prevent the flu, your workplace needs to be prepared for handling[Read the Rest]

Mobile Health Advantage

CDC ALERT!!! Nationwide PPD shortage

Posted July 1, 2019

On June 19th 2019, The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory regarding a shortage of purified protein derivative (PPD) solution for tuberculin skin testing, in response to an anticipated three- to 10-month Aplisol® shortage. The DOH is temporarily recommending an adjustment to tuberculosis (TB)-testing procedures for employee testing programs if institutions[Read the Rest]

Chest X-ray

Tuberculosis Chest X-Ray

Posted March 9, 2017

Tuberculosis is a contagious disease that is known to attack the lungs but can also affect other body parts such as the kidney, spine and brain. There are two common tests to determine the prence of tuberculin bacteria: PPD skin tests and QuantiFERON blood tests. PPD skin tests, however, can often lead to a false[Read the Rest]

Medical Clearances

Stopping TB In The Classroom

Posted March 9, 2017

Even though Tuberculosis cases continue to drop in the United States the disease remains a threat in foreign countries with over 33% of TB cases coming from foreign born individuals.  The risk for NYC teachers often happens due to the exposure of travelers and foreign residents that make up the city. It’s important, therefore, to[Read the Rest]

Physical Exam

PPDs Vs. Quantiferons

Posted March 9, 2017

When deciding which TB test is right fit many answers can crop up around cost, efficiency and availability. There’s also a lot of medical lingo and acronyms which we’ve created a glossary sheet for here for reference. Below we’ll outlind the pros and cons of two most commonly used tuberculosis tests: Purified Protein Derivative Test[Read the Rest]

Flu Season is Officially Here

Health Alert: 2016-2017 Flu Season Is Here

Posted December 30, 2016

Effective December 28th, New York Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker “declares influenza to be prevalent in New York State for the 2016-17 influenza season”. This designation triggers the ‘Flu Mask Reg’ which requires “all personnel… not vaccinated against influenza for the current influenza season wear a surgical or procedure mask while in areas where[Read the Rest]

2016 New York Cares Coat Drive

Posted December 7, 2016

Mobile Health is pleased to join New York Cares’ Coat Drive throughout the month of December 2016. All Mobile Health locations (except Staten Island) are accepting coat donations which will be provided to New York Cares, and distributed to New Yorkers who need them most in the colder months. Feel free to bring a coat during[Read the Rest]

Doctor's Visit

3 Ways To Get a Useful Doctor’s Visit For Once

Posted December 24, 2015

If you’re anything like me, you hate going to the doctor. The procedures and tests are bad enough, but what’s really frustrating is going there, waiting for an hour, and then realizing that you completely forgot to ask the doctor about that one issue that’s been bothering you for weeks. To make matters worse, the[Read the Rest]

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

Posted December 11, 2015

On October, 26, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC for short, issued some devastating news for carnivores everywhere: RED MEAT IS POISON, AND EATING IT IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS EATING GLASS. Basically… Practically… Ok, maybe not, but that’s what you’d think the IARC said considering all of the hullabaloo we’ve been[Read the Rest]

Flu Shot

Better Pricked Than Sick: Learning to Love Flu Shots

Posted November 30, 2015

If there was an Olympic event for needle dodging, I would win gold. I avoid getting pricked by syringes at every opportunity. Not surprisingly, every time I’ve been vaccinated I had to be dragged in by my ears. My natural aversion to needles meant that I didn’t have my first flu shot until I was[Read the Rest]

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