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Colorado Springs dentist provides free services to veterans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — SmileCOS Dentistry is giving veterans their smiles back through the gift of free, same-day dental work.

In honor of “Freedom Day,” which is a nationwide effort by dentists to give back to the veteran community, SmileCOS is providing each veteran with up to an hour and a half of free dental work each. Procedures range from fillings to extractions.

All staff at SmileCos is working for free for the day, and they’re planning on seeing around 20 veterans Thursday, providing tens of thousands of dollars worth of services.

Dr. Andrew Miller with SmileCOS says many of the vets he’s treated today don’t have access to proper healthcare.

“We want to show them through action we appreciate their service,” says Miller. “Rather than just saying, ‘We appreciate your service.'”

Danielle Staiger, who served in the Air Force for 20 years, says events like this are invaluable to the veteran community.

Though she didn’t serve with the intention of seeking praise, she says it feels nice to be recognized.

“Doing dental work is very expensive, and having where I can come in and get a free day, it feels really nice,” says Staiger. “I felt like I was appreciated for serving my country for 20-plus years.”

Dr. Francisco Darquea, a dentist a SmileCOS, says the practice wouldn’t exist without the sacrifices made by U.S. veterans.

“We are really grateful to provide services for veterans,” says Darquea. “Without them, we would not have the freedom we have now. ”

Find a full list of businesses participating in Freedom Day here.

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Napa County Announces Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics

NAPA COUNTY, CA — As part of ongoing efforts to prevent a “twindemic” of coronavirus and seasonal influenza, Napa County Public Health is hosting a series of free drive-up flu shot clinics.

“We urge our residents to get vaccinated against the flu now to protect yourself and others, which is especially important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Karen Relucio, Napa County Public Health Officer. “The flu can look very similar to COVID-19 and can cause a fever, cough, body aches, chills, and other symptoms.”

Flu vaccination reduces the burden of flu but also can preserve health care resources for care of patients with COVID-19, the county said.

The free drive-thru flu shot clinics are scheduled to start Monday, Oct. 12 and continue at various locations throughout the county, including Calistoga, St. Helena, Napa and American Canyon, through Nov. 9.

Free Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Schedule:

The county said no appointments are necessary. Face coverings must be worn, and patients must be symptom-free to get the shot. Limited walk-up vaccines are available, the county said. Call 707-253-4270 with any questions.

This article originally appeared on the Napa Valley Patch

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Try This Free 30-Minute Workout From Kate Upton’s Strong4Me Fitness Program

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From Women’s Health

  • Women’s Health’s new series of WH LIVE+ events feature appearances from your favorite trainers, celebrities, and experts.

  • If you missed it live, you can still tune in to watch model and actress Kate Upton’s session with Women’s Health editor-in-chief Liz Plosser.

  • The free event was powered by Epic Bar as part of its Hack Your Health Routine powered by Epic series.

Model and actress Kate Upton loves a good sweat session: She even developed her own Strong4Me Fitness program with co-creator and elite trainer Ben Bruno.

In the latest WH Live+ Event Stronger, Stat: Energy Hacks powered by Epic, Kate chatted with Women’s Health editor-in-chief Liz Plosser about workout tips, body confidence, and how she stays so energized

Right after their chat, you can do a free 30-minute full-body strength workout lead by Srong4Me ambassador Kaitlin Monsalve with an intro from Bruno. (Get excited, Bruno has a strict no-burpee policy.)

The routine, which starts around the 45-minute mark, includes a circuit of no-equipment-required moves. It’s all about building strength, just like the name says, and boosting your energy vs. completely exhausting you.

Think walking lunges, squats, deadlifts, and more. This workout, like the rest of the Strong4Me program, combines powerful, low-impact exercises in a deliberate sequence to tone and strengthen.

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Local dentist practice offering free dental work to military and veterans on Freedom Day

MADISON, Ala. – This Thursday is National Freedom Day, where businesses offer their services to military personnel and veterans for free as a “Thank you for your service.”

Divine Expressions Family Dentistry in Madison is offering free dental services for veterans all day Thursday.

They ask that you call to make an appointment in advance by calling 256-837-1200.

Doctor Laurentis Barnett says this is the fourth year they have participated, and it’s their way to say “thank you.”

“What they live with PTSD and all the things that they go through, the emotional health that they need is often forgotten. So when I go in with an exam with any patient, I don’t just work on their teeth. You know I do a health check, to make sure they’re doing ok mentally physically emotionally, and spiritually. It’s about working on the total patient so with the veterans, it’s making sure we remember their mental physical spiritual, and their dental health as well

He says in past years they’ve seen many veterans who really needed the care, and hope that those who need it will come again on Thursday.

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Free Flu Shot Clinic Coming To Media

MEDIA, PA — The Middletown Fire Company is hosting a drive-thru flu shot clinic on an upcoming weekend as part of a larger effort in Delaware County to get residents vaccinated as flu season approaches.

Delaware County Council and the Department of Intercommunity Health announced several free public flu shot clinics that will be held soon.

The clinic at the Middletown Fire Company will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23.

The Middletown Fire Company is located at 425 S. New Middletown Road in Media.

Flu shots are available to all Delaware County residents 3 years old and up. High dose vaccines for residents 65 years of age and older are not available.

For more information or questions regarding the clinics please contact the Intercommunity Health Office at 610-891-6129

No insurance is required.

The drive-through format is intended to make it safer and more convenient for older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Residents must wear masks or face coverings when going to the flu clinic.

In the event of inclement weather the flu clinic may be canceled.

The clinic will be staffed by members of the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps, and Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health.

Other clinics are being held in different locations in the county.

The full flu clinic schedule is below:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Tinicum Township Fire Company, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA 19029

  • Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Broomall Fire Company, 1 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008.

  • Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Middletown Fire Company, 425 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063.

This article originally appeared on the Media Patch

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NC MedAssist to provide free over-the-counter medicine for those in need

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. (WAVY) – North Carolina’s only statewide non-profit pharmacy is partnering with Sentara to host a Mobile Free Pharmacy event on October 10.

NC MedAssist announced they are providing residents in need with free over-the-counter medication.

The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at College of the Albemarle located at 1208 N. Road Street in Elizabeth City.

Many items will be available to include cough and cold medicine, vitamins, allergy medication, first aid supplies, etc.

NC MedAssist said, “this partnership comes at a crucial time when remaining healthy and stopping the spread of germs is more essential than ever.”

Participants must be at least 18 years old to receive the medicine, according to a press release. Everyone will receive up to eight over-the-counter medicine items free of charge.

This event will be held as a drive-thru service only and participants are encouraged to preorder their over-the-counter medicine online.

Additional options will available for those individuals unable to preregister online so that everyone who needs medicine will be able to receive it, NC MedAssist said.

“Due to the pandemic, we had to create a new and innovative way to continue serving the community. Rather than having one large event with people standing in line and sitting next to each other, we have implemented a drive-thru system to minimize contact,” said Sheila Kidwell, Director of Foundations and Communication.

“We will be bringing close to $100,000 worth of OTC medicine to the event to be distributed to area residents. We understand there is a pressing need, especially with the cold and flu season right around the corner. Our goal in this partnership is to improve the health of the community, one individual or family at a time,” said Kidwell.

Visit NC MedAssist’s website for additional on the Mobile Free Pharmacy.


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Conroe ISD to extend free lunches to all students

With the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture, Conroe ISD will be offering free breakfast and lunch meals to all students in the district starting Thursday.

In response to the increased need for free meals due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the USDA allowed districts to apply for a waiver to continue the free meal program for all students and members of the community. Typically, this program is only offered in the summer months. The extension will last through Dec. 31 or until funding runs out.

“This unprecedented move will help ensure — no matter what the situation is on-the-ground — children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a release from the federal office. “USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.”

The district applied for the waiver right after the USDA announced the opportunity and received approval this week. The program is available to youth 18 years old and younger, they do not have to be students of the district.


Robyn Hughes, Director of Child Nutrition for CISD, estimates that the district will be serving between 35,000 and 40,000 students through this program. Currently, the district gives free meals to around 16,000 of the 65,000 students in the district. Since March, when schools closed, the district has given away around one million free meals to students.

“Over the past six months, partners across the country have stood up nearly 80,000 sites, handing out meals at a higher reimbursement rate than the traditional school year program,” according to the USDA release. “USDA has continuously recalculated remaining appropriated funds to determine how far we may be able to provide waivers into the future, as Congress did not authorize enough funding for the entire 2020-2021 school year.”

The only requirement for the program is that the meals are meant for youth 18 years old and younger. Parents can pick up the meals but will need to bring some form of identification for their child, like their student ID or birth certificate. Pick up for meals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the seven Junior High campuses in the district.

“We feel like it’s going to be a benefit to our community because so many people have been impacted financially by the pandemic, so this is going to help them with their daily expenses,” Hughes said. “It’s just going to be one less thing for parents to have to worry about and we’re going to be able to provide a nutritious meal.”

Applying for the waiver was a “no-brainer,” Hughes said, because of how it could benefit the community. This is not usually an option for districts during a regular year, so it came as a surprise to Hughes when it was announced.

“We were really glad o hear that,” she said. “It was a pleasant surprise.”

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Free Flu Shots In Richmond And At CoCo COVID-19 Testing Sites

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — As of Thursday, Contra Costa County will offer free flu shots to residents who are getting tested at a COVID-19 testing site.

The county will also conduct seven vaccination clinics in October, bringing free flu shots to Richmond, Concord, Antioch, San Ramon and Brentwood.

All can come regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status — and flu shots are not included in public charge assessments. people do not need appointments, an ID or social security number, but they must wear masks and be at least six months old.

Getting a flu shot has never been more important, Contra Costa Health Services said Wednesday in a news release.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their flu shots this year,” said Dr. Chris Farnitano, Contra Costa County’s health officer, in the news release. “Offering [the] flu vaccine at COVID testing sites will let people cross two things off their to-do list at once.”

The announcement comes as many in public health have sounded the alarm about a so-called twindemic due to a possible double surge in flu and COVID-19 cases. People can fall ill with both the flu and coronavirus, the county said.

The Bay Area’s flu season tends to peak in January or February, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get flu shots by the end of October.

Flu vaccines should be received in advance of flu season, since it takes people about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies, according to the CDC. But getting vaccines too early can lead to decreased efficacy later in flu season.

Flu symptoms are similar to COVID-19 symptoms and can include congestion, cough and fever, the county said. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 and Contra Costa residents are urged to get a free test if they exhibit such symptoms during flu season.

See a list of Contra Costa COVID-19 testing sites here.

Free flu shot clinics will run through the month of October at the following areas:

Antioch

Brentwood

Concord

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon: Monument Crisis Center (1990 Market St.)

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Loma Vista Adult Center (1266 San Carlos Ave.); drive-thru site

Richmond

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shields Reid Community Center (1410 Kelsey St.)

  • Sunday, Oct. 18, noon to 4 p.m.: Tibetan Association of Northern California (5200 Dalai Lama Ave.)

San Ramon

  • Friday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Alcosta Senior & Community Center (9300 Alcosta Blvd.); drive-thru site

Get more details about the free flu shot clinics here.

This article originally appeared on the El Cerrito Patch

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Free Flu Shots In San Ramon And At CoCo COVID-19 Testing Sites

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — As of Thursday, Contra Costa County will offer free flu shots to residents who are getting tested at a COVID-19 testing site.

The county will also conduct seven vaccination clinics in October, bringing free flu shots to San Ramon, Concord, Richmond, Antioch and Brentwood.

All can come regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status — and flu shots are not included in public charge assessments. people do not need appointments, an ID or social security number, but they must wear masks and be at least six months old.

Getting a flu shot has never been more important, Contra Costa Health Services said Wednesday in a news release.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their flu shots this year,” said Dr. Chris Farnitano, Contra Costa County’s health officer, in the news release. “Offering [the] flu vaccine at COVID testing sites will let people cross two things off their to-do list at once.”

The announcement comes as many in public health have sounded the alarm about a so-called twindemic due to a possible double surge in flu and COVID-19 cases. People can fall ill with both the flu and coronavirus, the county said.

The Bay Area’s flu season tends to peak in January or February, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get flu shots by the end of October.

Flu vaccines should be received in advance of flu season, since it takes people about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies, according to the CDC. But getting vaccines too early can lead to decreased efficacy later in flu season.

Flu symptoms are similar to COVID-19 symptoms and can include congestion, cough and fever, the county said. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 and Contra Costa residents are urged to get a free test if they exhibit such symptoms during flu season.

See a list of Contra Costa COVID-19 testing sites here.

Free flu shot clinics will run through the month of October at the following areas:

Antioch

Brentwood

Concord

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon: Monument Crisis Center (1990 Market St.)

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Loma Vista Adult Center (1266 San Carlos Ave.); drive-thru site

Richmond

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shields Reid Community Center (1410 Kelsey St.)

  • Sunday, Oct. 18, noon to 4 p.m.: Tibetan Association of Northern California (5200 Dalai Lama Ave.)

San Ramon

  • Friday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Alcosta Senior & Community Center (9300 Alcosta Blvd.); drive-thru site

Get more details about the free flu shot clinics here.

This article originally appeared on the San Ramon Patch

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