Health news 1/18/07

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Briefly

Pandemic influenza guide available

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has developed a free 12-page booklet, "Preparing for Pandemic Flu: A Community Guide." The booklet provides information about the pandemic flu, a plan if a pandemic strikes and how to protect against getting and/or spreading the pandemic flu virus. The guide also provides tips for creating family response plans and a list of emergency supplies. To receive a free copy of the booklet, visit the Department of Health and Senior Services Web site at www.dhss.mo.gov. Orders may also be made by calling (573) 751-6062, or by fax at (573) 751-6041. For individual copies, contact the local public health department.

Calendar

Today

Diabetes support group for diabetes patients and families, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Fitness Plus, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

We Can support group for cancer patients and families, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at West Park Mall, 1 to 6 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at the Perryville Community Center, 1 to 6 p.m.

Friday

American Red Cross blood drive at West Park Mall, 3 to 8 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at the Perryville Community Center, 3 to 8 p.m.

Saturday

American Red Cross blood drive at West Park Mall, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at the Perryville Community Center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday

Diabetes basic skills class at Saint Francis Medical Center's Fitness Plus, 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact the Diabetes Center at 331-5897.

American Red Cross blood drive at Thomas Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at Cape Bible Chapel, 3 to 7 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at the Perry County Memorial Hospital, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-- From staff reports

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