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Thursday • Posted by Fidelis Care
Everyone over the age of 6 months should have a flu shot each year. Adults over 65 are most at risk for flu-related complications. Also at risk are those with medical conditions such as: asthma, chronic lung disease or COPD, heart disease, diabetes, and those with a weakened immune system caused by HIV/AIDS or cancer. Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from the Flu: Avoid people who are sick with the flu. Stay home when you are sick. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
Wednesday • Posted by Fidelis Care • in NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace
NY State of Health will mail Form 1095-A, which is used to reconcile Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTC) and to claim Premium Tax Credits (PTC) on your federal tax returns, by January 31. For more information, please visit the link below: http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/taxcredits Have questions? View the NY State of Health FAQ
Last Week • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Health & Wellness
Here are some easy ways to give your smile a great start to the new year: Start with a new toothbrush, and then replace it every three to four months. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Limit sweets and soft drinks, which can lead to cavities. Remember to schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings, so your dentist can help you keep your healthy smile.
Last Week • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Domestic Violence
Domestic violence isn’t just mentally and physically harmful, it can also be deadly. Domestic violence is abuse that usually involves a partner or spouse, but it can also include children, the elderly, and other family members. A domestic abuse attack can range from a physical or sexual attack to emotional putdowns and threats. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available. Hotlines can give you information about emergency shelters or safe houses, transportation, legal information and advocacy, emergency child care, and help coming up with a safety plan. New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906 (English);
Last Week • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Health & Wellness, Immunizations
It’s not too late to protect yourself from the flu. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a flu shot or flu spray vaccination. The flu season peaks between December and February, but can run as late as May. Some people, such as older adults, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious complications from seasonal flu. Those who live or work with people who are at high risk should get vaccinated. Fidelis Care recommends that everyone age 6 months and older receive a flu shot. The best way to protect children
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