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SSM Neurosciences Institute At DePaul Expands Advanced Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The SSM Neurosciences Institute at DePaul Health Center has expanded its advanced Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), adding bed capacity to serve more patients with seizure disorders.

Under the medical direction of Daniel Mattson, MD, a board-certified neurologist fellowship trained in epilepsy treatment, this specialized unit has expanded from two beds to four beds and is one of only a handful in St. Louis. In addition, the EMU now offers long-term monitoring for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Senator Timothy Green Urges Medicare Recipients to Attend Local CLAIM Medicare Enrollment Event

State Senator Timothy Green, D-Spanish Lake, encourages all Medicare recipients attend the local Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) event, where trained counselors from CLAIM (Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri) will be available to help seniors choose the Medicare plan that best meets their financial and health care needs.

The CLAIM AEP event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the St. Louis County Library Florissant Valley Branch, 195 South New Florissant Rd., Florissant, Mo.

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Delmar Gardens Volunteers Take Top Honors in State

Casey Turner and Barbara Bockstruck were honored by the Missouri Health Care Association as the District Three top volunteers in the teen and adult category.

Casey Turner and Barbara Bockstruck

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Some Still Here, But Many Return For Village North’s 30th Anniversary

Julia Tegeler, lead cook and supervisor since the day Village North Retirement Community opened, said she remembers when it only took one meatloaf to feed everybody-now it takes 16.

Johnnie Greenlaw, Christian Hospital auxiliary president, and Joann Rhoads, dining room attendant, Village North food services enjoy the event even while helping with the food table.

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Mayor Invites Florissant Seniors to Breakfast

Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider invites senior residents to join him for a complimentary breakfast at the 2012 Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting for Senior Citizens. This year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 9 a.m. at the James J. Eagan Center. City department heads will join Schneider to discuss what is happening in Florissant.  Seniors can also pick up useful information.

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County Health Department Cuts Ribbon For New Health Campus in Berkeley

County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and Health Department Director Dr. Dolores J. Gunn and other government leaders cut the ribbon on Friday for the department’s new Health Campus, located at 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley. Most of the clinic services were open to the public on Monday, Aug. 6.

The new Health Campus replaces the old health department headquarters at 111 South Meramec Avenue in Clayton.

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