Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A steroid manufacturer in Massachusetts is now under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration.
At least fifteen states, from Texas to Idaho now report cases of fugal meningitis, believed to be connected to steroid shots to treat back pain, the Associated Press reports. There are no cases tied to the state of Missouri. The shots, manufactured by New England Compounding Center in Massacusetts, have been the subject of a voluntary recall, according to the Centers For Disease Control, along with any other products compounded or distributed by the company's facility in Framingham, Mass. As of Tuesday, there have been more than 230 injuries and 15 deaths reported natonwide. Tuesday afternoon, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine announced that neither agency has purchased any product from NECC. A Mercy …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wet weather won't keep fun away!
Creve Coeur Days is underway! Wet weather Thursday couldn't keep people away from what has turned into a Creve Coeur tradition over the past four decades. Once again, this year's carnival is housed on the grounds of Barnes Jewish West County Hospital. Be sure to check back daily for slideshows, and come visit us! Our booth is right in front of the Carousel.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Annual event featuring a carnival and parade returns next month.
More than 40 years ago, city leaders wanted to figure out a way to celebrate the opening of the Olive Blvd. interchange at I-270. What began then as a parade has turned into a four day carnival, plus the parade, and will return again, May 19-22. For the third and final year, the carnival is being housed on the grounds of Barnes Jewish West Hospital at Olive Blvd. and Mason Rd. The event, which has raised thousands of dollars for charities around the St. Louis region over the years, has seen increased attendance since it made the move to the BJC campus, event spokesperson Ed Farber said. Previous homes for Creve Coeur Days have included areas of the city where Fountain Park, Kohl's, and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are currently…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
It is not too late to get your flu shot. The season can last until early Spring. Patch Picks has the medical facilities still offering the vaccine.
Flu season typically begins in late fall and peaks in mid-to-late winter, usually November and continuing through April. Here are the places where you can still get your flu shots in Creve Coeur. Walgreens Flu shots are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No appointments are necessary and you can speed up your check in by filling out the Vaccine Record Administration form. Walgreens offers vaccines for patients two years of age and older. The out of pocket cost for the vaccine is $29.99 and most insurance plans are accepted. St. Luke's Urgent Care Facility Seasonal flu shots are available for ages 9 and up. Each vaccine is preservative-free. The out of pocket cost of the vaccine is $25, most insurance plans and Medicare Part B is …