It is not too late to get your flu vaccine. Those at most risk of serious and life-threatening complications from the flu are people with other serious health issues, the elderly and children. The flu virus is common and unpredictable, and it can cause serious complications even in healthy children. Despite studies proving that flu vaccinations are a lifesaver, less than half of all children in the US (and even fewer parents) are immunized each year. Fear and misinformation cause many families to take their chances with this serious respiratory virus.
Did you know that cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise? This is a scary and potentially deadly problem that we can all work together to combat by sharing information and education about when to use antibiotics. St. James Parish Hospital has an Antibiotic Stewardship Team of leaders who work closely with physicians to assure that we are being responsible when it comes to the use of antibiotics. Click the button below to learn more.