Thursday, November 15, 2012
Two Takoma Park-based holistic practitioners explain how alternative medicine can have numerous benefits, including strengthening the immune system during flu season.
When conventional medicine doesn’t seem to be effective, some people with health concerns might wonder if other options exist. Alternative and complementary medicines provide individuals with additional choices for healing and also prevent sickness during flu season by enhancing the immune system. Takoma Park has a number of wellness centers and practitioners that state they help with health issues and promote overall wellbeing. Bodil Meleney, a practitioner of traditional Chinese herbal medicine who owns Midnight Sun Herbal Health, located in Old Town Takoma Park, said alternative medicine has largely expanded over the last 10 years. However, she added that people should understand what might be helpful for one person might not work for …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Montgomery County residents can schedule an appointment with any of the five locations.
As flu season approaches, Montgomery County health officials are offering free vaccinations at designated clinic locations. County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman urges anyone over the age of six months to get a vaccine. "Vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the flu," said Tillman. The 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus, along with influenza A and influenza B strains. Only one vaccination is needed this year. There will not be separate vaccinations for H1N1 and seasonal influenza. Visits are by appointment only and to schedule one residents can visit the county's website or call 311. Schedule flu vaccinations at any of the following locations:
Friday, September 23, 2011
The state health department expects nearly 170 million doses of vaccines available across the country.
Friday, September 23, 2011
By Ashley M. Latta Capital News Service All signs point toward a manageable flu season this year, but despite the positive outlook, Maryland health officials are strongly encouraging everyone 6-months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. As October draws closer, so does the start of flu season, which has health officials ramping up efforts to encourage Marylanders to get vaccinated, and quickly. Friday, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene kicked off its annual prevention campaign with a free flu clinic at the Baltimore County Health Department. By 10:30 a.m., 250 vaccines had been administered despite the pouring rain. The state health department has monitored global flu activity all year, anticipating what …