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Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally

 Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system and by doing a few simple things at home individuals can make sure their immune systems are in tip-top shape. To get started boosting the immune system naturally, here five simple steps that anyone can follow: Prioritize gut health Approximately 70 percent of the immune system is found in the gut; therefore, the connection of keeping the gut working optimally

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  • Burkemper hosts Q&A session at Elsberry Pharmacy

     Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Burkemper Visits Elsberry Pharmacy

    On Nov. 5 Michael [Mick] Burkemper from the Burkemper Insurance Agency in Troy paid a special visit to the Elsberry Pharmacy. Burkemper [pictured at right] spent the morning and part of the early afternoon meeting with local residents such as Linda Spiker [left] and answering their various questions related to health insurance, Medicare, and a broad range of other issues.

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  • LCHD calendar of events for November

     Posted on November 7, 2014 at 9:19 am


    Nov. 3 – Immunization Clinic Nov. 4 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Nov. 5 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11-12 Nov. 6 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Nov. 7 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic Nov. 10 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic Nov. 11 – OFFICE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS’ DAY Nov. 12 – Immunization Clinic, COAD Meeting 9:30 am, Emergency Services Task Force

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  • Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins this week; Callahan says it is important for patients to be informed

     Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Elsberry Pharmacy Owner/Pharmacist 
Jerry Callahan

    Open enrollment for Medicare Part D will begin on Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 7 this year. Medicare Part D is a government program that subsidizes the costs of prescription drugs and prescription drug premiums for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The program was enacted in 2003 and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2006. Open enrollment for Medicare Part D occurs every year but a lot of

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  • Lincoln County Health Department releases September inspection results

     Posted on October 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm


    The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its October inspections. Several of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included Sun Valley Golf Course, B&B Auction Service, Senate Theatre, Family Dollar #10954, Lincoln County Old Threshers-Barb’s Catering, Lincoln County Old Threshers-Elsberry FFA, Lincoln County Old Threshers-Graham’s Lemonade, Lincoln County Old Threshers-HT Farms, Lincoln County Old Threshers-Lake St. Louis Commissary, Lincoln

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  • L.C. Health Department August Calendar of Events

     Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:13 am


    Aug. 1 – WIC Clinic Aug. 4 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Mammography Van 9am – 2pm Call 800-870-5731 for an appointment Aug. 5 – WIC Clinic Aug. 6 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11-12 Aug. 7 – WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic Aug. 8 – Children’s Dental Clinic, Red Cross Blood Drive 2 – 8 pm Aug. 11 – Immunization Clinic, Walk-In

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  • Is Elsberry ready for a gym?

     Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am


    It’s often said that we live in a gym culture, one in which most everyone is worried about getting enough of the right kind of exercise, whether it’s to develop the thick chest and big arms of a bodybuilder or to create the lean and athletic look that comes from cardiovascular and flexibility training. In short, Americans seem obsessed with how they look and the gym is a big part

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