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Total Access Urgent Care (TAUC ®) partnered with the Wentzville Chamber of Commerce to host its Grand Opening on April 5th. The Wentzville Chamber of Commerce and the entire community were invited to the Grand Opening Ceremony to celebrate Wentzville’s new access to fast, friendly, and affor…

From left: Twin Oaks Estate dietary staff members Tina Ziegler, Twin Oaks CEO Tim Blattel, Courtney Markos, Roni Stringer, Bruetta Ward, and Dietary Manager Larry Conner receive the 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excelelce Award from St. Charles County Health Inspector Rochelle Howell.

Effective beginning the 2016-2017 school year, the Department of Health and Senior Services has mandated that the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) will be required for all eighth (8th) and twelfth (12th) grade students. MCV4 vaccine will be required if your child has not received a dos…

Several key contributors to the trauma program at SSM St. Joseph Health Center are (from left): Mike Myers (Fire Chief, St. Charles Fire Department), Doug Barton, MD (Vice President of Medical Affairs), Karen Kemper (Trauma Coordinator), Jessica Bauer (Vice President of Operations), David Mc…

Fever, cough, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, vomiting and body aches are just a few of the symptoms you could experience by getting influenza this season. To help safeguard the community against the illness, the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment offer…

You may be eligible for a free mammogram at an SSM facility near you. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and is a great time for women to get their yearly mammogram. You or someone you know may be eligible for a free screening mammogram at a SSM facility through a grant from Susan G. …

SSM St. Joseph Hospital West has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for excelling in multiple categories related to clinical standards, patient safety and financial stewardship. St. Joseph Hospital West is the only hospital in Missouri to be selected …

The SSM Center for Sleep Disorders at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To become accredited, SSM Center for Sleep Disorders met or exceeded all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.…

Beginning January 1, 2014, Missouri law requires every newborn infant born in the state to be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Missouri will join approximately 33 other states that have added CCHD to their lists of disorders for which newborns are screened shortly after birth.

The SSM Heart Institute at St. Joseph Health Center is offering a free educational program for people with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and other heart rhythm disorders. Cardiac electrophysiologist Ayo Bamimore, MD, of the SSM Heart Institute, will explain the causes of A-fib, the risks of li…

VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE CLINIC, 10714 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lake St. Louis, is an all–volunteer primary health care clinic for uninsured adults living in St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, or Montgomery Counties. Clinic operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekly. The clini…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. To help educate women about their No. 1 health risk, the SSM Heart Institute is sponsoring the seventh annual “Her Heart: Every Beat Counts” education and screening day. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1…

While much of the country is experiencing a crippling invasion of the flu, this region has been successful in defending against it – so far.  The American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated NOW.

If you have diabetes, knowing what to eat and how to manage the disease can be a real challenge. University of Missouri Extension is offering a series of classes for people with diabetes and their families and friends.