Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

Read the latest from our Executive Director, Cynthia Bjorlie MD.

Planning for 2019

It’s that time again when we start to think about our goals for next year.  We plan new ways to reach out to the community, new ways to tell people about Adult Foster Care and how we can help families and taxpayers.  We would like your help. The good folks at Single Source Marketing want […]

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Shingles Vaccine 2018

Since we last wrote about shingles (caused by herpes varicella zoster virus) in 2015, there is a new vaccine. The new vaccine is called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) and is given as two shots separated by 2 – 6 months. The new vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing shingles. Herpes varicella zoster is […]

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West Nile Virus

No, I don’t think you need to wear a bug hood like I did in Alaska this summer.  We would, however, suggest good mosquito repellent during mosquito season. West Nile Virus is a viral infection that is spread by mosquito bites.  It was first identified in 1999 in New York City.  Outbreaks are sporadic and […]

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Maria’s Story

After being diagnosed with a Lymphoma-type cancer in 2016, Maria’s life changed dramatically.  She went from being an established hairdresser in Melrose to being a full-time patient.  Her son Robert is now living with her and caring for her. Over the past two years Maria has had all types of scans (PET scans, MRI scans, […]

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Tuberculosis (TB) News

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by the bug mycobacterium tuberculosis.  People are screened for TB with the skin prick test that is looked at a few days later for reaction. If redness and swelling develop at the skin prick site, that means you have been exposed to TB, and your body has developed an immune […]

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