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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to be hosting the 4th Annual Care & Conquer Education Series in November. The series is the region’s premier education event for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This educational event will provide education and the latest information on early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as resources and support for caregivers.« Previous Entries Next Entries »