Health system auxiliaries to host uniform sale

Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden campus auxiliaries are partnering with Superior Scrubs to host a uniform sale featuring scrubs, slip resistant shoes and more.

The Brunswick Campus Auxiliary Uniform Sale is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.

The Camden Campus Auxiliary Uniform Sale will be held on 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the conference center at 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys.

The sales are open to the public.

Cash debit and most major credit cards are accepted. A portion of the proceeds from the sale are donated to the health system. For more information, contact Kristin Doll, director of volunteer services, at 466-1071 or kdoll@sghs.org.

— The Brunswick News

Clinic makes teddy-bear boo-boos go bye-bye

BRISTOL, Conn. — The Imagine Nation Children’s Museum in March was filled with children eager to get a checkup for their favorite stuffed animal or doll.

The annual Teddy Bear Health Clinic had health and wellness experts from the area showing children simple ways to stay healthy and active, and to not be afraid of the doctor.

“It’s an unreal event,” said Andrew Polio, a medical student at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine who checked the heartbeat of children’s beloved stuffed friends. “I can imagine as a child this being the best day ever.”

“From an early age it’s good to show them the doctor isn’t someone to be afraid of. It’s also nice to kind of have fun with the kids.”

Penny Wattnem, 2, didn’t have any issue being afraid of the doctor.

“She loves doctors and everything,” said her father, Erik Wattnem. “She loves Doc McStuffins.” ‘’We heard about this event and we’ve never been to the museum,” he continued.

Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died.

An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases are under investigation. During the current outbreak in the Southern Hemisphere’s summer rainy season, the vast majority of the confirmed cases have been in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.

Much of Brazil is considered at risk for yellow fever, and people in those areas are supposed to be vaccinated. But this outbreak struck some areas not previously considered at risk, and Brazil is rushing vaccines to those areas.

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne disease that cause causes fever, body aches, vomiting and can cause jaundice, from which it gets its name.

— Associated Press

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