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A new feature , Senior Moments, will debut in The Independent News beginning in November. We are asking our readers, age 55 and over, to send us their stories of love, adventure, personal achievement, or unusual situations, accompanied with your photo and phone number. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).« Previous Entries Next Entries »