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County Health Department Urges all Residents to Get Flu Vaccinations

Flu season has arrived and the Saint Louis County Department of Health is urging all residents six months of age and older be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. Even those who aren’t worried about catching the flu should be vaccinated.

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Men’s Healthy Happy Hour At Christian Hospital Sept. 12

Christian Hospital  will offer Men’s Healthy Happy Hour and Health Screenings on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Christian Hospital Detrick Building Atrium – Ground Floor from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Space is limited; please call 314-747-WELL to make your reservation.

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Florissant Senior Citizen Town Hall Meeting

On Thursday, September 19 at 9 a.m. the Florissant Senior Office will host the annual Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting for Senior Citizens at the James J. Eagan Center.    Mayor Thomas P. Schneider will address the Senior Citizens of Florissant.

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Co. Health Dept. Offers Free Whooping CoughVaccine

The Saint Louis County Department of Health will be offering free Whooping Cough vaccine at two clinics later this month to those eleven years of age and older – one on Wednesday, July 24 in North County and one on Monday, July 29 in South County.

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SSM DePaul Announces July Programs & Classes

The following are programs offered by SSM DePaul  Health Center for the month of July.

Stroke Screening and Discussion. Saturday, July 20. Screenings by appt.: 8:30 – 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentation with Dr. Amer Alshekhlee: 10 a.m., May Center. Stroke – or “brain attack” – is the No. 1 cause of serious, long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Find out what you can do to protect yourself from stroke. Screening includes blood pressure, carotid ultrasound (non-invasive test of blood flow in the neck arteries), cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL & triglycerides – fasting preferred), blood sugar (glucose), consultation with a stroke nurse specialist. Fee for the screening is $20, but the presentation is FREE. To register, call 314-SSM-DOCS (776-3627).

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County Health Department Now Has 5 Women’s Nutrition Locations

The Saint Louis County Department of Health offers WIC services at five locations – including at its new Health Campus, located at 6121 North Hanley Road.

“WIC” is shorthand for the federally-sponsored “Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.”  The program serves nearly half of all infants born in the United States as well as their mothers.  Under the terms of the current contract, Saint Louis County will be able to serve up to 9,300 WIC-eligible people every month.

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