Monday, February 4, 2013
Flu symptoms are on the decline in the area.
It looks like the flu is on the decline in Summit County. Summit County Public Health provides weekly influenza reports on its website. According to the most recent reports, which ended Jan. 19 and Jan. 26, flu-related hospital admissions declined two weeks in row—down to just 23 patients admitted—and emergency department visits for flu-like symptoms also decreased. If you've missed the flu this season and want to make sure you stay healthy, check out this article for some tips from a local doctor. Did you get a flu shot this season? Do you wish you had—or hadn’t? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The number of influenza-related cases has been on the rise in recent weeks.
Make sure you have your Kleenex 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. Hospitals restricting visitation Hospitals across the region are reducing the risk of transmission by limiting visitation privileges among patients, according to …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Find the cheapest shots in Cuyahoga Falls below, and get everything you need to know about the infectious viral disease.
It's time to think about what should be, for some people, an annual tradition. Flu shots. Who needs to get a flu shot? Dr. Roy Seitz, director of the emergency department at St. John Medical Center, offered this list. Click here for more information on flu shots from the Centers for Disease Control. CVS Pharmacy (1711 State Rd.): CVS offers flu shots daily with no appointment necessary. The cost is $31.99; however, the pharmacy does offer discount cards to knock the price down to $17.49. Costs vary for insured customers. Giant Eagle (Howe Avenue and Graham Road locations): The local supermarkets offer flu shots daily with no appointment necessary. The shot costs $27.99 and includes GetGo gas perks. Costs vary for insured customers. …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch recently sat down with a leading Cleveland doctor to get the need-to-know's on the viral disease, its effects, who's most at risk and where to find the cheapest shots in Cuyahoga Falls.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Reports of flu in Summit County have been low, but they are on the increase.
The flu may have passed you by this holiday season, but if you haven't had a flu shot yet, you are at risk. Reports of flu in Summit County have been minimal, but the numbers have slowly started to increase. There have been a few hospitalizations due to flu between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and health department officials are seeing that as an uptick in the flu report trend, said Anne Morse, an assistant director of nursing at the Summit County Health District. “It’s just starting to push up a little bit,” she said. “We’re expecting to see more in the next week or two.” There is plenty of vaccine available and in addition to the county health department clinics, just about every drug store chain is offering flu shots. If you can’t …