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November is American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month
Preparing for the holiday season

St. Thomas Prepares for Flu Season

Peak flu season is approaching soon, and it's best to stay as prepared as possible. Common flu symptoms include:
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Respiratory symptoms
Some of the best ways to prevent the flu are by practicing basic hygiene, washing your hands regularly, or getting a flu shot before you feel any of these symptoms. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to dangerous side effects of the flu and should be extra careful during flu season. Step into a St. Thomas facility and get your flu shot today.
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November Is American Diabetes Month

Over 100 million Americans have either diabetes or prediabetes, making this disease one of the most prevalent in the country. Remember to go in for regular checkups and work to live a healthy lifestyle.
St. Thomas now offers Diabetic Education Sessions for all those diagnosed with diabetes. If you are interested in attending these one-on-one sessions, call us today to schedule. 
Call (504) 529-5558 to Schedule

A Number You Should Know

Call (504) 529-5558 Today for Your Checkup

St. Thomas Holiday Hours - Closed for Thanksgiving

St. Thomas Community Health Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd, at each one of our locations. Every facility will be open during normal business hours all other days of the month. You can find more information about hours of operation on the St. Thomas Locations page. 

The Latest in New Orleans Health News

"Drop in adult flu vaccinations may be a factor in last season’s record-breaking deaths, illnesses"

Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason why the 2017-2018 season was the deadliest in decades.

Reports released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide new details outlining the severity of the past flu season during which more people were killed than any seasonal influenza since the 1970s.
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