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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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Relatively Unknown Kohki Idoki wins senior PGA

By Tom Anselm

Kohki Idoki from Japan wins the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, roaring past Kenny Perry and Jay Haas on the final day of the tournament to shoot a 6-under-par 65, as he goes 11 strokes under par, taking away the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy and a cool $378,000 on a warm and rain-threatening Sunday afternoon at Bellerive Country Club.

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SSM Health Care Opens 2nd Urgent Care Center in Area

SSM Health Care – St. Louis opened a second urgent care center April 1 in Maryland Heights. The new SSM Urgent Care site is located at 2022 Dorsett Village, next to Schnucks. It will serve patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, including most holidays.

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Gateway EITC Coalition Offers Tax Prep Help

Need help with your tax preparation? If you live in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles or metro-east Illinois and your household income was less than $51,000 in 2012 you may qualify for free tax help.

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County Health Department Urges Importance of Flu Vaccination

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly advising that all residents be vaccinated against the seasonal flu.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like illness and the Saint Louis area is no exception.  The health department has reported 1,464 cases so far this flu season compared to 1,446 for all of 2011-2012 flu season.

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