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Home Health Aides – Tips for staying healthy at your patient’s house

Posted March 16, 2015

A Home Health Aide’s role as caretaker means they work to improve the quality of life of a patient. This often means they find themselves working in a patient’s house for long hours. During the time spent at a patient’s house, it’s possible Home Health Aides may become exposed to potential health risks. Here are[Read the Rest]

Watch Your Mouth: The Importance of Oral Health

Posted March 5, 2015

Poor oral health can negatively impact a person’s overall health. Luckily, simple appropriate oral hygiene tactics can protect a person’s health. Common Oral Diseases Common oral diseases and disorders include dental caries, gingivitis, and other periodontal diseases. Dental caries is simply the condition of having damage to the teeth, frequently holes in the teeth –[Read the Rest]

Record NYC Job Growth and Recovery

Posted March 2, 2015

NYC Subways feeling a bit more crowded than usual? Well, there might be a connection between increased mass transit riders and an increase in employed New Yorkers. Much like the rest of the country, New York City experienced significant job losses during the Great Recession, and only now is its economy showing signs of a[Read the Rest]

Not Enough or Too Much Vacation Time?

Posted February 24, 2015

Two weeks of paid vacation a year? How about unlimited vacation time? These days, the latter question isn’t as unlikely as it sounds. Companies around the world including Virgin Group, Netflix, Groupon, Glassdoor, HubSpot, & many others, offer their employees unlimited vacation time. If this vacation policy is successful, Virgin Group’s Richard Branson plans to[Read the Rest]

abused drugs

How much do you know about commonly abused drugs?

Posted February 17, 2015

Below is a list of commonly abused drugs with their street names, drug type, method of ingestion, desired effects and side effects, and drug schedule classification. A drug schedule classification is defined by: “..Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s[Read the Rest]

It’s Just That Simple: 5 Ways To Boost Your Immune System

Posted February 9, 2015

There is no need to make things more complicated than they are, especially when it comes to your health.  Boosting your immune system doesn’t require fad diets, miracle vitamins, or costly personal trainers; it is all about making small & smart choices throughout your day.  Following these few basic recommendations can help you see that[Read the Rest]

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The importance of medical records

Posted February 5, 2015

What are medical records? Medical records consist of a patient’s demographic information (name, address, age, gender, etc) as well as that patient’s medical history, test results, vaccinations, and other medical history. Phrases such as medical record, health record, and medical chart are frequently used interchangeably, and those terms encompass the physical or electronic medical record[Read the Rest]

measles vaccinations

Measles, once declared eradicated, is on the rise again in the US

Posted February 3, 2015

Recently, measles, a disease that the US government declared defunct (i.e. no longer an endemic disease native to the United States), has been rearing its head again, due to both an increase of the prevalence of the disease and the emergence of a very small, but vocal opposition to vaccinations. Rather than enter into any[Read the Rest]

Tuberculosis Testing Requirement for NYC Teachers

Posted January 30, 2015

Tuberculosis (TB), a highly-contagious disease that attacks the lungs, affects millions of people all around the world.  While there is no vaccine, early detection is the best way to control its spread and avoid new cases. Early detection is generally done through a tuberculosis skin test (TST), also known as a PPD implant. A TB test[Read the Rest]

respirator fit testing and asbestos safety

Respirator Fit Testing and Asbestos: Getting Safer

Posted January 15, 2015

Respirator fit testing isn’t just an OSHA obligation, it’s a way to protect your workers from airborne hazards. The N95’s that many workers use isn’t much to them if they don’t fit. While Mobile Health works with many hospital staff, we also work with many construction and contracting organizations to provide them with respirator fit[Read the Rest]