Monday, February 4, 2013
The flu is holding steady across the county and state.
The flu is still going strong in Cuyahoga County, with numbers much higher than last year. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health provides weekly influenza reports on its website. According to the most recent report, which ended Jan. 19, flu-related hospitalizations declined again—from about 130 to 43—but emergency department visits for flu-like symptoms held steady. And those numbers are just provisional and can change in future reports. Last week, it looked like hospitalizations were on the decline, but numbers were back up in this week’s report. One thing is for sure—this season is much worse than last. About 111 more patients visited emergency departments for flu-like symptoms and fevers during this week in 2013 than the same time period…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
There have been more than 2,500 flu-related hospitalizations across the state so far this season.
This has already been an intense season for the flu in Ohio and across the country. Cuyahoga County provides weekly influenza reports on its website. As of Jan. 18, the most recent report—which ended on Jan. 5—showed a lot of flu activity in the area. This report was posted last week, so click here for more details. The Ohio Department of Health’s website has some more recent information, and some of the figures are staggering. There have already been more than 2,500 flu-related hospitalizations across the state as of Jan. 12. Compare that to 175 last year, and 86 the year before for the same time period. The department notes that there has been a “dramatic and early increase” this season, and includes a chart that shows just that. If …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Check out these tips from a St. John Medical Center doctor and take a look at Cleveland-area flu trends.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Are your symptoms a cold or the flu? Click to find out.
Monday, September 17, 2012
St. John Medical Center doctor offers guidance on flu symptoms and flu shots.
With more flu cases popping up, it's time to get serious about your flu shot if you haven't gotten it yet. Who needs to get a flu shot? Dr. Roy Seitz, director of the emergency department at St. John Medical Center, offered this list. Click here for more information on flu shots from the Centers for Disease Control. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health offers locally flu shots at the St. John Medical Center but call first and make an appointment 216-201-2041. When registering, tell them if you want the pneumonia vaccine, flu vaccine or high-dose flu vaccine or both. Talk to your doctor before getting the high-dose flu or pneumonia vaccine. Wear a short-sleeved shirt and bring your Medicare and/or insurance cards with you. Both the flu and …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Police arrested a resident for arson, the Demons took a wrestling championship and heavy snow kept the city service department busy.
Police Suspect Man Of Causing Fire In Girlfriend's Apartment An apartment fire caused safety officials to evacuate 90 residents from a King James Parkway building early Tuesday morning. Police have arrested a building resident’s boyfriend, Mark Hudson, for aggravated arson on suspicion that he started the fire by leaving a lit cigarette in his girlfriend’s jacket pocket. Flu Activity Increases In Ohio The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting an increase in flu activity across the state. It might be time to get that flu shot. We’ve got a list of places to get vaccinated right here in Westlake. Demons Win High School Wrestling Tournament The Westlake Demon wrestling team took the Columbia Wrestling Tournament on Saturday…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The CDC recommends that everyone over 6 months old get vaccinated.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
With flu activity increasing around the country, it might be a good time to get that flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio has seen a regional increase since the beginning of the year. The CDC says the best way to prevent influenza is to get a shot. Other tips include the basics like washing your hands, sneezing or coughing into the crook of your arm and finishing all antiviral drugs prescribed by a doctor. Many clinics around Westlake give the shot for a minimal cost with no appointment necessary. Here are a few places you can go: CVS/Pharmacy MinuteClinic CVS’s MinuteClinic, 37091 Detroit Road, is offering shots 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 …