Health and Wellness Information
Free Blood Pressure Clinics
The third Tuesday of every month, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at
Schutz Family Foods
Did You Know…?
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by the Ebola virus.
It causes severe illness in which 50 to 90 percent of those infected die.
Symptoms of Ebola include:
• Joint and muscle aches
• Stomach pain
• Lack of appetite
• Abnormal bleeding
A person infected with the Ebola virus cannot pass it to others before any symptoms appear.
Symptoms most commonly start eight to 10 days after coming into contact with the Ebola virus, but can occur as early as two days and up to 21 days after exposure.
Ebola is spread by direct contact with:
• Blood or body fluids (such as vomit, diarrhea, breast milk, sweat, semen) of an infected person who currently has symptoms of Ebola.
• Objects or surfaces contaminated by body fluids of a person infected with the Ebola virus, for example clothing or bedding of an ill person.
For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola
Protecting Yourself and Your Family
There is no vaccine for Ebola.
There are other ways to prevent getting or spreading the virus:
If you are sick, stay home from work, school, the mall, etc.
If your child is sick, keep them home from school and daycare.
Cover your cough, preferably by coughing into your sleeve.
Wash your hands thoroughly and often with warm water and soap.
Develop a family plan in case you or your family members become ill. This plan should include:
Contact information (phone numbers, e-mail addresses) for adults in the household or others who may be asked to care for sick children.
Contact information for your health care provider.
Contact information for your local hospital emergency department or urgent care center.
Contact information for your child’s school or daycare provider.
Plans with your employer(s) in case you need to stay home to care for a sick child.
Keep in mind illness could extend over several days or longer.
Have a supply of hand sanitizer, facial tissue, pain medication/fever reducer and cough medicine on hand in the event someone in your household becomes ill.
Practice good health habits, including getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing your stress, drinking plenty of fluids and eating nutritious food.
This information is being provided by the South Central Healthcare Coalition as a public service in cooperation with local public health departments, hospitals, clinics, school districts, long term care facilities, emergency managers and other local, county, state and federal officials.
News, Events and Information
Latex Rubber Balloons Banned
At the Sleepy Eye Medical Center, we understand that when a loved one is in the hospital, family and friends may bring get-well or celebratory gifts – including balloons. Due to potential latex allergies we will no longer allow latex (rubber) balloons within our facility. This change in policy is designed to protect patients and staff from the risk of allergic reactions to latex. If you choose to bring balloons, we allow Mylar balloons (these are made of thin, reflective material). Mylar balloons are the safe alternative to latex balloons. Visitors who bring latex balloons into the facility will be asked to return them to their car.
Reactions to latex poses a health issue and we are acting in the interests of our patients and staff. A person with latex allergies may experience symptoms ranging from hives and swelling to respiratory failure.
If you have any concerns regarding your health in regards to exposure to latex or a potential latex allergy, please see your healthcare provider. If you do not have a health care provider, the Sleepy Eye Medical Center welcomes new patients. Please call us at (507) 794-3691 or 1-877-794-3691 toll free.
Thank you for helping us make the Sleepy Eye Medical Center latex-free and protecting our patients and staff.
Flu Clincs Scheduled for November
The Sleepy Eye Medical Center will not hold flu clinics until November due to lack of vaccine. Companies that produce the vaccine have had issues with manufacturing and shipping. Sleepy Eye Medical Center ordered ample supplies of flu vaccine last March so our reserves should meet our community’s needs. November is still an acceptable time to get your flu shots. Flu clinic days and times will be announced on the radio, in the newspaper and will be posted on our website.
Protect yourself from the flu by watching this brief handwashing video.
2015 Prenatal Classes
April 7, 14, 21 2015
October 6, 13, 20, 2015
All classes start at 7:00 p.m.
• Breathing and Relaxation Exercises
To register contact Pattie Pelzel
• Labor and Delivery
• Breast Feeding
|BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, THE SLEEPY EYE MEDICAL CENTER IS A TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS. THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING.