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Flu Season Staffing Strategy?

Posted October 4, 2019

Do you have a flu season staffing strategy and contingency plan? Any illness during the year, particularly the flu, can greatly impact employee attendance. Flu Season has arrived, and while on-site vaccination clinics and Flu Shot Programs can help prevent the flu, your workplace must prepare to handle staffing. Hindsight is 20/20.  Look at your[Read the Rest]

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CDC ALERT!!! Nationwide PPD shortage

Posted July 1, 2019

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

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Tuberculosis Chest X-Ray

Posted March 9, 2017

The contagious disease of tuberculosis not only attacks the lungs but also can affect other organs such as the kidney, spine and brain. In certain cases, a patient may need a tuberculosis chest X-ray to confirm this diagnosis. Two common tests determine the presence of tuberculin bacteria: PPD skin tests and QuantiFERON blood tests. Of[Read the Rest]

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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.  More than one-third of TB cases in the United States come from foreign born individuals. Because exposure from New York City tourists and foreign residents raises the risk of infection, NYC teachers should get tested for[Read the Rest]

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PPD Test Vs. QuantiFERON

Posted March 9, 2017

A job candidate needs a tuberculosis test, but which test do they choose — PPD test or QuantiFERON? When choosing a tuberculosis test, a patient must consider many factors, including cost, efficiency and availability. Additionally, medical terms and acronyms associated with tuberculosis may confuse patients.  For this reason, we created a Tuberculosis Test Fact Sheet.[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]

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3 Ways To Have a Useful Doctor’s Visit

Posted December 24, 2015

Many people dislike going to the doctor. For one thing, they may fear the procedures and tests they may have. However, what’s truly frustrating about a doctor’s visit is arriving, waiting for an hour, and then realizing afterward you forgot to ask the doctor about that one issue that’s been bothering you for weeks. To[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]

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World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

Posted November 18, 2015

Very soon now humanity will reach a tremendous milestone. For the first time in recorded human history, there are going to be more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 5. Some experts predict that, by 2050, the 65+ population will comprise roughly 16% of the global population. So if you[Read the Rest]