Community invited to severe winter weather forum Dec. 7

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/20/188972/ Snow. Ice. Power outages. Yuck! Learn about severe winter weather and how to be prepared at a special forum next week. **The FREE community event will be:** • from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. • on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine ...

3 percent of LMH emergency room patients are non-urgent; retail clinic offers cheaper alternative

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/nov/24/203299/ New research shows one in four U.S. emergency room visits could take place at retail clinics or urgent care centers with a potential savings of $4.4 billion annually. That’s between 13 percent and 27 percent of ER visits, according to the research published in the September issue of Health ...

Preventing the Flu during the Holidays

Toni Argueta, Pharm.D.

The leaves are changing colors and the temperature is beginning to drop, it is important to stay healthy thru this busy time of year. Each year influenza affects employers and businesses with approximately **$10.4 billon** in direct costs from absenteeism in the workplace to hospitalizations and outpatient visits. Influenza can ...

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