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Anything that obstructs sinus flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses, infection and inflammation. Sinuses are air-filled cavities within the facial skeleton. There are four sinuses on each side. Their precise purpose is unknown, but they do help filter and humidify the air we breathe, lighten the weight of the skull and provide a “crumple zone,” protecting the brain and eyes in case of severe facial trauma. Sinuses are covered with a mucus layer and cells that contain little hairs on their surfaces called cilia. These help trap and push out bacteria and pollutants. Each sinus has an opening (about the diameter of a straw) that allows mucus to drain. This drainage is essential to keeping you healthy and your sinuses working well.
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Interventional cardiologist Christopher Speidel, MD, answers common questions about High Blood Pressure.

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ER physician Jeffrey Davis, MD, answers common questions about what to do when you or a loved one has a cut.

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month® encourages all of us to adopt a healthy eating and physical activity plan.

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

Why go out when you can stay in?  This Valentine’s Day make a date for a “couples cook” evening with you and your special Valentine.

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Lunch and Learn

Vaccines: Arming Yourself for Good Health

Vaccines aren't just for children. Are you up to date? Immunity from getting vaccinated as a child might have weakened over the years. There may be other vaccinations available now that weren't when you were a child. Join our physician for lunch and find out if you are at risk!

Monday, August 10
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

Tummy Troubles? Celiac Disease

Celiac is a digestive disease that affects adults differently, Did you know that only one-third experience diarrhea? More likely symptoms include: anemia, fatigue, arthritis, osteoporosis, migraines, or depression. Join our physician, dietitian and nurse and learn about this condition. Light, gluten-free refreshments served.

Tuesday, August 18
6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Louis Frontenac Hilton
1335 South Lindbergh

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Medicare Update 2016

Medicare open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, 2015. This is the time you may change your Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2016. Join us to learn what changes are anticipated for Medicare. The expert presenters will provide a synopsis of the CLAIM state insurance counseling program, information on how to access their services, and information on Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage). Don't let changes catch you by surprise. Two sessions available!

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. or
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1-2:30 p.m.
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Road

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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