Claudia Bowman moves to Sebastopol!
We're proud to announce Claudia Bowman, CFNP is now treating patients at Main Street Medical Clinic. Claudia is married to Michael Bowman and they have two daughters, Maggie and Caitlin. Claudia received her BSN degree from Mississippi College and went on to receive her Family Nurse Practitioner from MS University for Women. Adding Claudia, and her 16 years of experience, is another important step in fullfilling our commitment to provide superior healthcare to this great community. Best of all Claudia Bowman and the entire staff of Main Street Medical Clinic can serve all of your non-emergency family care needs.
For more information or ta make an appointment with Claudia please call: (601) 625-9818
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to all of those county officials who
helped during recent
school bus accident
As most of you know, a Lake school bus was recently involved in an accident during their afternoon route transporting students home. Fortunately, none of our students were injured.
More than 40 students from Lake Attendance Center and Lake Middle School were transported by another school bus to S.E. Lackey Memorial Hospital where their parents met them.
Upon arrival at the hospital, nurses and other staff members took control of the situation and processed all students in a quick and efficient manner. Students were seen by nurses and a small group of students were even seen in the emergency room.
It makes me proud to live and work in a community with such a group of dedicated medical personnel at S.E. Lackey Memorial Hospital who are readily available to handle such difficult situations. Thank you for all you did for our students and their families.
Principal, Lake Middle School
The Scott County Times, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, 5ARead the full article here.
Facts you should know about the Flu & Flu Vaccine.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
How the flu spreads
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.
ou may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for an even longer time.
Preventing the flu
The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. There are two types of flu vaccines, the "flu shots" and the "nasal-spray flu vaccine."
The flu shot is inactivated vaccines (containing killed virus) that are given with a needle. There are three flu shots being produced for the United States market now.
- The regular seasonal flu shot is "intramuscular" which means it is injected into muscle. It has been used for decades and is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women.
- A hi-dose vaccine for people 65 and older which also is intramuscular. This vaccine was first made available during the 2010-2011 season.
- An intradermal vaccine for people 18 to 64 years of age which is injected with a needle into the "dermis" or skin. This vaccine is being made available for the first time for the 2011-2012 season.
The nasal–spray flu vaccine — a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses that is given as a nasal spray (sometimes called LAIV for "Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine"). The viruses in the nasal spray vaccine do not cause the flu. LAIV is approved for use in healthy* people 2 to 49 years of age who are not pregnant.
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New Logo for Community
We've changed the face of Community Health Clinic along with our location. The new change is brought forward by our changing of the logo for the main hospital. We wanted to make these changes to reflect how we are moving forward with our health care and our community.