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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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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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