Friday, November 20, 2009
Oregon public health offers nurse advice hotline for flu questions
These days, a simple fever raises questions: Do I have the H1N1 flu and if I do, should I go to the doctor?
Before you rush to the clinic or hospital, there’s a simple call you can make. Oregon Public Health Flu Hotline (1-800-978-3040) now has nurses to talk to about symptoms, prevention advice, concerns about flu exposure, taking care of others and when to see a doctor.
“Most people recover from the flu on their own with rest and fluids. But sometimes it’s helpful to talk to a medical professional to decide if you need to go to the doctor,” says Paul Cieslak, M.D., medical director for the Oregon public health immunization program.
The Oregon Public Health Flu Hotline is one-stop shopping for all your flu concerns. Operators can tell callers about vaccine availability and answer many basic flu questions. The new feature connects callers with a nurse who can provide medical advice about both seasonal and H1N1 flu. These services are available throughout the state, in nearly any language, and the call is free. It could save you a trip to the doctor or emergency room, and ease crowding so that health care providers can help the people who need it more quickly.
The Oregon Public Health Flu Hotline is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; weekends and holidays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For additional information, visit www.flu.oregon.gov.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Linn Benton Food Share benefits from the generosity of the following businesses who are holding food drives or special events. You can benefit, too, if you look for a couple of good offers.
KRKT Food Drive
Friday Dec 4th Morning Show in Albany at Safeway
Coastal Farm and Ranch
1355 Goldfish Farm Rd SE, Albany. Bring in 3 cans of food or cash for 5 x 7 photo
Dec 4th in the afternoon
Corvallis Sunday, Dec. 6th
Bring in 3 cans of food to receive 10% off entire bill ALL DAY
Teal Gallery Open House
Friday, Dec. 11th at 202 NW 3rd, Corvallis
Donating 1% of Open House sales
presentation about Food Share at 5 pm
Samaritan Health Services
Brunch Sunday, Dec. 13th at CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Greenbelt Land Trust
Food Drive to mid-Dec
Timberhill Shopping Center. Food Drive to mid-Dec
Boy Scouts in conjunction with National Honor Society.
Xmas Tree Food Drive to Dec. 24th, Philomath Blvd & 53rd
Power Auto Center
Food Drive to Dec. 31st at
705 NW Buchanan, Corvallis
Amtrak “Ride the Rails, Feed the Hungry”
Albany train station. Food Drive to Dec 31st
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