Get Your Flu Shot!

It’s not too late to get your flu shot!!

Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February.

Flu activity can last as late as May.

Walk in anytime during our Flu Clinic hours

Monday – Friday

9:00 – 11:00am

2:00 – 4:00pm

 

Teens putting laundry detergent pods in their mouths in new online video challenge

USA Today (1/11, May) reports on the “dangerous new online challenge” in which teenagers “are putting laundry” detergent pods in their mouths, then posting online videos of themselves doing so. The practice is dangerous, because “swallowing even a small amount of the highly-concentrated detergent found in pods (which can happen if people bite it and spit contents out), can cause diarrhea and vomiting.” If the detergent were to “find its way into the lungs,” it could “cause breathing difficulties.” USA Today notes that last year, “poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 exposures to highly concentrated packed of laundry detergent by children five and younger.” Teenagers or “adults who eat or even bite into the pods could also experience symptoms.”

Introducing the CDC Mobile App for Kids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website, BAM! Body and Mind, offers kids information to make healthy lifestyle choices—focusing on the body, diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, and stress. BAM! serves as a classroom aide for teachers providing them with interactive and fun activities for students that are linked to national education standards. The BAM! site features games and quizzes that are both educational and entertaining. Designed for tweens aged 9 to 12 years old.

Do you have the Healow App?

You can now CHECK-IN to our new kiosk using your Healow App!

  • We have two kiosks on either side of the Reception window
  • Simply click “Touch to begin”


Choose the 3rd option “Scan QR Code”


Open up your Healow App on your PHONE & Click on “CHECK-IN”

  • Once you click “CHECK-IN” the QR Code will appear

  • The kiosk will then ask to take a picture of your QR Code
  • Simple hold your phone at about 6 inches away & facing the Camera ( If your phone is to close the QR code will appear Fuzzy)
  • Once the Kiosk has acknowledged your appointment, you will be prompted to confirm your demographic information.