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It’s not too late to get your flu shot!

February 7, 2018 It is possible to contract the flu during every month of the year believe it or not. The CDC recommends everyone over the age of six months should get the […] Read More »

Already have the flu, or have been exposed to someone who does?

April 25, 2016 Studies are showing there is a way to kill those pesky flu symptoms much sooner than imagined.  Oseltamivir helps lessen the symptoms and shortens the recovery time.  It works by […] Read More »

Benefits of Wellness Programs In Workplace

February 26, 2016 Ensuring the health and well being of your employees is paramount to maximizing your companies’ success, click here to find out more! Read More »

Superbowl Season Calls for getting your Flu Shot

February 5, 2016 According to a new study published in the American Journal of Health Economics, the death rate from the flu is appreciably higher among those whose home team makes it to […] Read More »

Influenza Activity Increases Slightly

January 11, 2016 For the third consecutive week, people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness (ILI) is above the national baseline. High ILI: Puerto Rico and two states (New Jersey and […] Read More »

Avian Flu Cases Now Confirmed in 5 States

March 9, 2015 H5N2, commonly known as “Avian Flu” or “Bird Flu,” has been confirmed in turkeys in multiple Missouri facilities. This strain of the virus is deadly to poultry but poses no […] Read More »

CDC still recommends a flu shot amid flu epidemic

December 30, 2014 In early December, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported a “drift” in the H3N2 strain of this year’s flu virus: in approximately half the H3N2 cases tested, the genetic […] Read More »

Don’t forget about Flu amid the Ebola Scare

October 17, 2014 The American media and public at large have focused a great deal of attention in recent weeks to the spread of Ebola to the United States. As of this writing, […] Read More »

Flu Vaccination for Pregnant Women

September 30, 2014 Because of changes that occur during pregnancy in the heart, respiratory system, and immune system, influenza can be especially dangerous for pregnant women. Further, it can cause serious problems for […] Read More »

Flu vaccination linked to lower cardiovascular risk

August 29, 2014 A flu shot is the surest way to avoid the flu, but did you know it may also prevent you from having a heart attack or stroke? A 2013 study […] Read More »

CDC provides annual recommendations for use of seasonal flu vaccine, releases Vaccine Information Statements

August 27, 2014 The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its recommendations for use of seasonal flu vaccine in 2014. Updates from 2013’s annual report include information regarding the composition […] Read More »

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 5, 2014 August 1st marked the beginning of National Immunization Awareness Month. Each year in August, public health organizations aim to communicate the importance of immunization for people of all ages. This […] Read More »

CDC Recommendations for 2014-15 Flu Season

July 21, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control have released their information guide for the 2014-15 Flu Season. The guide includes answers to common questions about influenza, including – how to prepare, when […] Read More »

Six common mistakes to avoid in Company Wellness Programs

June 12, 2014 According to a 2009 study by Kalorama Information, U.S. companies lose $160 billion each year to health-related productivity lapses, on top of $60 billion due to general absenteeism. With the […] Read More »

Affiliated Physicians establishes relationship with EmblemHealth

June 3, 2014 Affiliated Physicians has become the preferred provider of on-site health screenings and flu vaccinations for EmblemHealth. By establishing this relationship, Affiliated Physicians hopes to increase awareness of and access to […] Read More »

Results are in: 2012-13 flu cost businesses billions

May 28, 2014 This past flu season was both severe and lengthy for working-age Americans, and a recent Walgreen’s report indicates this is part of a longer trend that is costing businesses billions. […] Read More »

Second U.S. case of MERS triggers widespread airport alert

May 15, 2014 A second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been documented in Florida, prompting the CDC to issue a health advisory at 22 airports. As with the first case […] Read More »

Healthy lifestyle even more important to longevity than previously thought

May 8, 2014 Medical experts have long maintained that the leading causes of death in the United States – heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory illness, stroke, and unintentional injury – are not actually […] Read More »

First U.S. case of MERS reported in Indiana

May 5, 2014 An American man is currently being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at a hospital in Munster, Indiana – the first known case of the virus in the United […] Read More »

Vaccines for Children program saves public an estimated $1.38 trillion

April 24, 2014 The Vaccines for Children program (VFC) was established in 1994 to ensure that children whose families cannot afford to pay for vaccine do not become infected with vaccine-preventable diseases, and […] Read More »

Diabetes rate in U.S. adults up to almost 10%

April 22, 2014 Since 1988, the percentage of adults in the U.S. diagnosed with diabetes has nearly doubled, going from 5.5 percent to 9.3 percent according to data from the National Health and […] Read More »

Second Wave of Flu Hits New York Tri-State Area

April 18, 2014 Typically, flu season peaks during mid-winter, with a steady decline into the spring. However, this spring, the virus has actually had a major uptick in cases. In the first week […] Read More »

Diet soda consumption indicates heart health risk

April 2, 2014 A study presented this week at the American College of Cardiology 63rd Annual Scientific Session demonstrates that healthy, older women who consume two or more “diet drinks” per day might […] Read More »

California flu death toll rising even as season wanes

March 14, 2014 California has already experienced three times the number of flu deaths (318) so far this year compared to last year’s overall total (106), and that figure represents only those under […] Read More »

Flu hitting working-age adults hardest in 2013-14 flu season

February 20, 2014 The flu has affected adults ages 18-64 at significantly higher rates this year than in years past. According to the CDC, this group has accounted for 61% of all flu-related […] Read More »

Mount Sinai Alliance

January 10, 2014 Today, the Mount Sinai Health System and Affiliated Physicians, one of the nation’s top providers of corporate preventive healthcare services, announced a formal agreement between the two organizations, known as […] Read More »

Affiliated Physicians partners with Northeast Human Resources Association to promote flu readiness

July 24, 2013 Affiliated Physicians published an article in the July issue of Northeast Human Resources Association News promoting corporate flu readiness and dispelling common flu myths. Click here to read the article. Read More »

Health Notes for patients: Practical health and lifestyle news from Affiliated Physicians

June 11, 2013 Read the quarterly patient newsletter which includes practical health and lifestyle news from Affiliated Physicians. In this issue: Celebrate men’s health week, quick tips to sneak in exercise at work, […] Read More »