Edwin Anderson, M.D., SLUCare physician and infectious diseases researcher, will present "Vaccines for Living" at the next 60-Minute Check-Up on Monday, June 27. The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
|Edwin Anderson, M.D.|
Sponsored by SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University, and the St. Louis County Library, the monthly 60-Minute Check-Ups are part of the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration. The free events are designed to provide information to keep you healthy as well as resources to help you learn more about health-related issues.
Anderson will discuss the four most important vaccines for older adults: influenza, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), shingles and pneumoccal. He also will explain why vaccines become increasingly important as people age.
"As we get older, our immune system is not as active as it used to be. And many older adults have chronic diseases such as lung disease or Type 2 diabetes, which makes them more susceptible to serious influenza-related complications," Anderson explained. "Staying up-to-date on your vaccines is a simple way to prevent illness and live a healthier, longer life."
St. Louis County Library reference librarian Christina Pryor also will talk about library resources available to help people improve their health.
Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, call the St. Louis County Library at 314-994-3300.
Upcoming series events include "Exercise in Older Adults" on Monday, July 25, "What Type of Arthritis Do I Have" on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and "Asthma, Hay Fever and Food Allergies" on Monday, Sept. 26.
Read more about the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration.
SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is the only academic medical practice in St. Louis that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. This accreditation is a voluntary process through which the quality of SLUCare services and performance is measured against nationally recognized standards. To schedule an appointment, call 314-977-4440 or 1-866-977-4440. More information is available at www.slucare.edu.