Flu Shots for $25 Starting September 15th

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Scioto Urgent Care will be offering seasonal flu shots for $25, starting September 15th. This price will continue as long as supplies last. As you may be aware, for several winters now, season influenza shots have been in limited supplies.  We highly recommend that you come in to ensure that you are able to obtain the shot. Patients older than 50; children older than 3 years; and children and adults with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease are encouraged to be immunized against the flu because they’re more vulnerable than others. There’s an elevated risk to pregnant women and residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities as well.
Did you know a flu shot can reduce your risk of getting the flu by up to 70%? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu shot for everyone 6 months and older.
According to the CDC website:
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
In 2009-2010, a new and very different flu virus (called 2009 H1N1) spread worldwide causing the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. During the 2010-2011 flu season, CDC expects the 2009 H1N1 virus to cause illness again along with other influenza viruses. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1 and two other influenza viruses.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. In 2009-2010, a new and very different flu virus (called 2009 H1N1) spread worldwide causing the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. During the 2010-2011 flu season, CDC expects the 2009 H1N1 virus to cause illness again along with other influenza viruses. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1 and two other influenza viruses.

They Keys To Being A Healthy College Freshman This Year

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It’s that time of the year again! Freshmen are heading off to college and although many believe the Freshmen 15 to be a myth, there are many ways to stay healthy. Florida Today has some helpful ideas. Such as: Dorm room refrigerators should be stocked with healthy, satisfying snacks, such as fruit, string cheese, Greek yogurt, hummus and baby carrots. Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to overeating and weight gain. Eating breakfast can also jumpstart your metabolism and help you concentrate in class and on tests. Link: Florida Today

Do you know how to perform CPR?

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The recent case of “The Green Mile” actor Michael Clarke Duncan shows the utility of CPR skills. The actor was undergoing cardiac arrest when his girlfriend, of “The Apprentice” fame, performed CPR to resuscitate him. And: “The Mayo Clinic reports that if you’re not trained in CPR, you should just do hands-only CPR — which includes using your hands to compress the chest about 100 times per minute — until medical professionals arrive to take over. ” To conduct CPR, remember the acronym “CAB,” which stands for circulation, airway, breathing. Circulation means doing chest compressions to get the blood moving again, airway means tilting the person’s head so that the airway is opened up, and breathing means breathing into the person’s airway. For step by step directions to conduct CPR, click over to the Mayo Clinic’s explainer. For more of the story , go here… Do you know how to perform CPR?  Why or why not?