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What’s Going Around: Stomach Flu, and Free Screenings!

In Community Alert, Health on October 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm


The stomach flu is making the rounds in the Frankfort area. Crystal Lake Clinic says they are seeing patients with nausea, stomach upset and diarrhea. Because it’s caused by a stomach virus (or congressional antics), antibiotics do not help. Staying hydrated helps symptoms. If the nausea is too severe your doctor can prescribe medicine to control that.


This Saturday – Free Health Exams and Screenings at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort!

Round up your kids, friends and neighbors and go to Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital’s annual Wellness Day this coming Saturday (October 19) to get free health screenings and services.  Screenings for oral cancer, pulmonary (lung) function, vision/glaucoma, diabetes, cholesterol, depression, blood pressure and body mass index start at 8:30 am and end at 2 pm.  Free Men and Women’s private health examinations are available if you call ahead and pre-register (call 231-352-2214).  If you have health insurance the hospital will ask your insurance to cover some labs.  If you don’t have insurance all exams and tests are completely free of charge.

In addition to the screenings, vendors like the Bone Marrow Registry, Gift of Life, the Coalition Health Access Program (provides a variety of services for the uninsured) and the Yellow Jug Old Drug program will have exhibitions. There also will be cooking demonstrations and Zumba classes.

The Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital is just off of M22 (take a left on Park Avenue), north of Frankfort’s downtown.

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