Clinics and pharmacies nationwide are gearing up for the 2018-2019 influenza season

Submitted by Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton During the 2017-2018 flu season, 291 Oklahomans died and almost 5,000 people were hospitalized due to the flu or complications stemming from it, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Nationally, more than 900,000 people were hospitalized during the previous flu season, according to data from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Elders Read More »

Vaccinate your way to a healthy heart

  Submitted by Lisa Vernon, RN, Public Health Maintaining a healthy heart is important as you age. The health of your heart controls your physical activity, your social life and your emotions. Most of us have heard of the need for weight control, routine exercise and a healthy diet to care for our heart, but Read More »

CPN helps immunize Pottawatomie County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age six months and older receive a flu shot each fall. Every year, millions of people are vaccinated, and Citizen Potawatomi Health Services hosted a community drive-thru vaccination clinic Oct. 7 that added about 1,000 people to that number. The typical influenza season lasts from Read More »