Medicare Part D Boot Camp

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7. Have you compared your Part D coverage for 2020?

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Butternut Squash Soup

Soup is an excellent prep ahead meal to have on hand. Blended soups like this one are an excellent way to increase vegetable consumption.

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Are You Ready for Flu Season?

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

With flu season approaching, make sure you understand what the flu is and how to avoid it.

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Flu Vaccinations

BJC HealthCare provides a limited number of free flu vaccines to the community. Visit BarnesJewish.org/Patients-Visitors/Flu-Shot-Clinic for locations and dates. For added convenience, our community wellness partner Dierbergs Markets offers walk-in vaccinations at 22 locations around St. Louis. Dierbergs accepts all major insurance providers; and the flu shot is available free through Medicare, Tricare, Cigna and United Healthcare. Please visit Dierbergs.com for more information.

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All About Artificial Sweeteners

New research is constantly shedding new understanding on how the food we eat affects diabetes risk and management. Join dietitian Leslie Bertsch to learn about the latest research on the role of artificial sweeteners and sugar on your health.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center 
Clinical Learning Institute, Room 421

Thursday, October 17 • 10 a.m. - noon

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