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Influenza Season is Still Here

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According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of detectable influenza cases is steadily rising. Dr. Uticia Belfield, St. Luke's Cornwall Medical Group physician, urges the importance of getting a flu shot if you haven't done so already.

"Symptoms of the flu can include fever and chills, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, and fatigue," said Dr. Belfield. "If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see your primary care doctor as soon as possible."

For those who have not been vaccinated yet, Dr. Belfield echoes the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) recommendation that it's not too late. Contact Dr. Belfield at 845-561-0642 or any member of the St. Luke's Cornwall Medical Group by calling 845-534-7080. To learn more, please visit www.slcmedgroup.com.

About St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for five consecutive years. The Joint Commission noted SLCH for excellence in Key Quality Measures in management of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the second year in a row. In January 2016, SLCH officially partnered with Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.