Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The state has provided basic information on how to prevent the flu.
Wednesday, January 16
With the flu breaking out around the state, the state has listed five steps to help keep the virus from spreading. Take the following steps to help prevent getting the flu or spreading it to others. These are good habits to have whether or not people around you are sick. 1. Get the flu vaccine. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. 2. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. 3. Wash your hands HOW TO WASH HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER 4. Limit contact with others. 5. Clean your home
Monday, January 14, 2013
The city is offering free walk in flu clinics the entire week.
With the flu working its way through the state, the city is offering free walk in flu clinics to the public every day this week. It is not too late to get a flu shot, according to the Marlborough Board of Health which is putting the clinics on. Typically the flu season starts in December in this area and lasts until May. However, this year the board of health started receiving reports of flu in November. The Marlborough Board of Health is offering free walk in flu clinics every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. The vaccine is free to the public. Insurance information will be taken from those who have insurance, but the vaccine is also free to those without insurance. The clinics will …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Outbreaks are earlier than normal in the area.
The Red Cross said there's still time for folks to get flu shots and be covered from what is considered to be a more active flu season. Here are some local options. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Massachusetts. How do you prevent the flu? According to the CDC, in addition to getting the vaccine, you can: How do you know if you have the virus? Symptoms include: high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting and/or diarrhea (which is more common in children). When should you call the doctor? According to the Red Cross, if you think you have the flu, your doctor should be …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Marlborough than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was slightly lower at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Marlborough that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Walgreens 99 Granger Blvd Marlborough, MA 01752 (508) 229-0540 Rite Aid 75 S Bolton Street Marlborough, MA 01752 (508) 229-2924 Bouvier Pharmacy 515 Lincoln St Marlborough, MA 01752 (508) 485-0432 More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The city has scheduled a flu clinic at the Richer School.
With fall officially upon us, the flu season is not far behind. The Board of Health will be holding a city-wide Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 20th at the Richer School from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The clinic is open to any Marlborough resident age 2 and older. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. "High-Dose" Flu Vaccine will be available for Seniors 65 and older. Tetanus Vaccine and Pneumonia Vaccine will be available. The board asks that people please bring their insurance cards and that seniors should bring their Medicare B cards. The board of health can be reached at (508) 460-3751 for more information about the clinic.
Friday, December 16, 2011
There's a nativity event in nearby Northborough tomorrow evening, and Patch needs you to submit photos of your "decked out" house!
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Don't forget to enter our Deck the House contest that could potentially win the Marlborough Public Schools $100,000. Some lucky school district in Patchland is going to win, so let's make it Marlborough! 2. The CDC and local health officials are encouraging folks to get their annual flu shot before any sort of outbreak develops. See what Marlborough's own medical expert had to say about the matter. 3. On Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. the Arts Alliance Focus on the Arts program will present A Winter Solstice Celebration at the Marlborough Senior Center. The performance by …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for today, with the possibility of heavy rain at times. The high temp should reach the upper 60s, says the National Weather Service. 2. For those already chanting “Let it snow, let it snow”, mark Sunday, Oct. 30 on your calendar! The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s Annual Ski and Snowboard Sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. If you’re in the market to purchase or upgrade skiing or snowboarding equipment and clothing before the season begins, this is the perfect opportunity. There will be two dealers participating this year: Strand’s from Worcester and White’s from Princeton. Both new and used clothing and equipment for downhill, cross …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
IQuum is approved by the Federal Drug Administration to market influenza testing device.