Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions

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Medicare is not doing enough to take care of chronically ill patients, and the limitations of the fee-for-service system inhibit a needed focus on these patients and their needs. This is critically important because most Medicare enrollees suffer from multiple chronic conditions and account for almost all of its costs.

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Walgreens Flu Index (2016 – 2017 Flu Season)

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The Walgreens Flu Index provides state and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.

The Flu Index is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.

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Protecting NYC from Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes may spread diseases. During April – October (mosquito season), we work to control mosquitoes in NYC. The Health Department has been trapping and testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus since 2000. Starting in 2016, and in response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean, we’ve doubled our mosquito monitoring activities across the city.

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