Saturday, February 23, 2013
The number doesn't includes those provided to staff, but Hazelwood School District administrators say there has been a strategic effort to keep everyone healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately three weeks remaining for the peak of the influenza (flu) season. The weekly report of the CDC found for the week ending Feb. 16, of 8,144 tested 16.8 percent were positive for influenza, down from 19.7 percent the previous week. Locally the flu virus spread early and peaked in December wth many taking notice. In an effort to contain the flu virus and to prevent it from spreading withing the school system, Hazelwood School District (HSD) administrators say they took several precautions to help safeguard students and staff. “Compared to 2010, we have been quite fortunate that the flu virus hasn’t hit Hazelwood as hard,” said Crystal Nelson, HSD …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the St. Louis area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Hazelwood-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Missouri, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in or around Hazelwood that offer the vaccine: 1. Concentra Urgent Care: Take a look at here before going in to get a flu shot. Concentra, located on Lynn Haven Lane. 2. Shop 'n Save: Located at the intersection of Howdershell and Charbonier Roads, at the Hazelwood-Florissant Border, offers flu shots daily. 3. …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Depending on the severity of the outbreak, seasonal flu infects between 15 and 60 million Americans each flu season.
If you don't catch the flu, you can't spread it. That was the message St. Louis County Health Director Dolores J. Gunn was imparting in a September news release, as her department prepared for the next flu season. That time is upon us and a new warning Wednesday was released about a big spike in flu cases in St. Louis and St. Charles counties: 50 new cases in four days in St. Charles County; 210 in a week in St. Louis County. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized every year due to flu-related complications and around 36,000 of them die, according to the health department website. It is not too late to capitalize on a flu shot. Here are places to get a flu shot: Schnucks Pharmacy The grocery store pharmacy offers flu shots for $27.99 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about health in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, with flu season upon us, Patch wants to help find the answers to questions about your kids' health this week, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk kids health and offer their expertise this week.
With flu season upon us, Patch wants to help find the answers to questions about your kids' health this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local pediatrician or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 8. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?