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Self Quarantine and Self Isolation Instructions

The infectious disease COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, may continue to spread in our community. We place some people on home quarantine in order to limit the spread of this virus to others in our community.

Convenient care, urgent care, emergency care or virtual care – what’s the difference?

While convenient care, urgent care, virtual care and the ER aren’t meant to replace visits to your doctor, they are there when you need to see someone during off hours, weekends, or more quickly than going to your physician.

If you’ve had COVID-19, do you need the vaccine?

While some people who have recovered from COVID-19 may have developed antibodies, experts say the COVID-19 vaccine is still the best choice for protection against the virus, even after recovering from previous infection.

Healthy Tips to Help Manage Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes for the Upcoming Holidays

“Thanksgiving is just one day; diabetes management is year-round,” says Diane Zych, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator on the BJC Community Health Improvement team. “People with diabetes can enjoy Thanksgiving just as much as people who don’t have diabetes.”

Parent’s Guide to Colds, COVID-19 and the Flu

Protecting you and your family from COVID-19, the flu and common colds includes knowing when and where to seek appropriate medical treatment.  BJC HealthCare is here for you with a parents’ guide to help you care for your family during this time.

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Flu season is here and it’s time to get a flu shot, even if you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine we’ve been hearing about for most of the year is, of course, the COVID-19 vaccine. But the flu vaccine is also important right now.

How to Stay Healthy this Fall and Beyond

Fall is finally in the air, Halloween is almost here and the winter holidays are just around the corner. Are you ready?

10 Things to Know as We Find Our Way to a 'New Normal'

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, some people are feeling nervous about returning to a pre-pandemic lifestyle. Here’s some expert advice to help you cope.

Recognizing when a loved one might need more help

With the ups and downs and ongoing uncertainties of COVID-19, many of us are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Most mental health care professionals would agree that stress and anxiety are typical responses during times of change and uncertainty, and it’s okay to feel this way.

What to do if your child is too young to be vaccinated against COVID-19

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allows people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to go unmasked in most situations. But parents with children too young to be vaccinated may wonder what this means for their family.