Edmond Medical Center drives out the flu

Edmond Medical Center once again plans to “Drive Out the Flu” with its perennially popular drive-through flu clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Cost for the flu shot is $20 and is for adults age 18 and older. A limited supply is available, so attendees are encouraged to come early before the supply is exhausted.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 5 percent to 20 percent of the population in the United States contracts the flu during an average season. The flu can range from minor symptoms to severe illness and even death. An average of 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with the flu and approximately 36,000 people die from the illness each year. The CDC recommends that an annual flu vaccination is the best way to guard against the flu.

People wanting to get their children vaccinated against the flu are encouraged to call their primary physician to schedule an appointment. People wishing to find a primary care physician may call 844-5700.

OU Physicians Cancer Specialists open office in Edmond

Edmond-area residents battling cancer now have a new close-to-home option for their cancer treatment. OU Physicians hematologist-oncologists began seeing patients at Edmond Oncology Center, 9 N. Bryant, on Oct. 22. Oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer. Hematologists specialize in diagnosing and treating blood disorders.

Kiarash Kojouri, M.D., and Arafat Tfayli, M.D., see adult patients with all types of cancers as well as benign (non-cancerous) blood disorders like anemia. For more information, call 271-6500.

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