Sunday, January 27, 2013
Hospitalizations are down, but the season shows no other signs of slowing down.
Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet—it looks like the flu isn't going anywhere in Summit County. Summit County provides weekly influenza reports on its website. According to the most recent report, which ended Jan. 12, flu-related hospitalizations in the area were down just a bit—53 hospitalizations compared to 69 the week before. But emergency room visits for flu-like symptoms were up just a bit; complaints for symptoms like fevers and sore throats stayed steady. There were 74 antiviral prescriptions for flu symptoms filled that week, a pretty big jump compared to 49 the week before. If you’re still planning to get a flu shot—or you just want some tips on staying healthy this flu season from a local doctor—check out this article …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The number of influenza-related cases has been on the rise in recent weeks.
Make sure you have your tissues and ginger ale ready—flu season is picking up in Summit County. Summit County Public Health tracks influenza activity by the week. According to the most recent report, which ended on Dec. 22, about 3.5 percent of all emergency department visits during that time were for fevers or flu-related symptoms, like coughs or sore throats. There was also an increase in the number of flu-related hospitalizations and antiviral prescriptions. Google.org’s flu trends for Cleveland show numbers increasing rapidly in recent weeks and reaching “intense” levels. For some tips on protecting yourself from the flu from an area doctor — and for where to find flu shots in Twinsburg — check out this article.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center will offer vaccines on two dates
In an effort to protect the public from the flu, Cleveland Clinic will hold more than 100 seasonal flu vaccination clinics throughout Northeast Ohio beginning Sept. 20at various locations including its main campus, family health centers and community hospitals. The dates, times and locations of the clinics and information regarding seasonal flu can be found by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/flu. At the Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center, flu shots will be available: Saturday, Oct 20 -- 8 a.m. to noon, adults and children 3 and older; no appointment needed. Saturday, Nov 17 -- 8 a.m. to noon, adults and children 3 and older; no appointment needed. Flu is a serious health threat. The flu season can be unpredictable but typically …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center scheduled four dates in October for its vaccination clinics
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- Mitch Cooper
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center is kicking off its October schedule of flu vaccination clinics beginning Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at its 8701 Darrow Rd. campus. There are four dates scheduled for vaccinations in October including: The Cleveland Clinic advises the following for you and your family this flu season: Signs and Symptoms of Seasonal Flu • Moderate-to-high fever (starting at 100–100.5 °F) • Cough • Runny or stuffy nose • Sore throat • Body aches • Headache • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (usually more common in children). For most people, the illness can last a week or longer. In some people, however, influenza can lead to life-threatening conditions. How can I stay healthy? • Cover your cough/…