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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- John Ness
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. (Maplewood-Brentwood-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 Maplewood and Brentwood that offer the vaccine: More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, …
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?
Thursday, September 20, 2012
It's almost flu season - here are few places you can stop by to get a flu shot in and around Maplewood and Brentwood. Some are free.
It's nearly flu season. Local health care providers are encouraging people to get a flu shot soon so they are protected from the flu earlier. It can take two weeks for flu antibodies to develop after you receive a flu shot. In addition to the below locations, Walgreen's, at 2401 South Brentwood Blvd. offers flu shots for those 12 and up without a prescription and from 9-11 with a doctor's prescription. Walgreen's on 2310 McCausland Ave. offers the shots for those age 1 and up. The cost at both Walgreen's is $31.99 without insurance. The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) offers flu shot clinics in September and October at various locations throughout the St. Louis region, including four Krispy Kreme drive-thrus, as well as places of …