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Life Line Screenings Coming to Florissant

Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

John Knox Presbyterian Church will host this community event on March 19 at 13200 New Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant.

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County Health Department Urges Everyone Stay Current with All Recommended Vaccinations

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly urging all residents to stay current with all recommended vaccinations.

“The recent measles outbreaks around the nation should remind us all of the importance of receiving all recommended vaccinations,” said Dr. Faisal Khan, director of the Saint Louis County Department of Health. “Measles was considered to have been eradicated in the United States by the year 2000, but now it is back because of people not staying current with their vaccinations.”

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County Health Department Advises All To Be Vaccinated Against Seasonal Flu

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly advising that all residents be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. The flu has arrived earlier in the St. Louis area this year; the number of cases has more than tripled over the last three weeks.

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County Health Department to Offer Free Flu Vaccinations Dec. 9 in North County

Sharp Increase in Number of Children, Teens with Severe Flu Symptoms

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is offering free flu vaccinations on December 9 and December 16 in response to a sharp increase in the number of flu cases in the area.

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Free Vision Screening for Young Children, 6 months to 6 years

KidSight in conjunction with the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Parents as Teachers program will offer free vision screenings on November 24, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the James J Eagan Center, #1 James J. Egan Drive in Florissant. The screening takes just seconds and requires nothing of the child except his attention. Using a Plusoptix photoscreening device the technician quickly and noninvasively takes a picture of each child’s eyes and the device produces an immediate “pass” or “fail”. The screening will detect a variety of vision problems including: Nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, astigmatism, anisometropia, anisocoria, misalignment and possible cataract.

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Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services Is National Provider of the Year

Members of the national award winning Christian Hospital Medical services providers

Members of the national award winning Christian Hospital Medical services providers

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and EMS World have named Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services (CH EMS) recipient of the 2014 National EMS Service Provider of the Year. CH EMS team members will be presented the award and honored at the NAEMT General Membership Meeting and Awards Presentation on Nov. 10, in Nashville, Tenn., and the following morning at EMS World Expo’s opening ceremony.

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