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Health Department Closed April 3, 2015

03/31/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:6

Health Department Closed April 3, 2015

The Health Department will be closed April 3, 2015 for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, April 6th at 8:00 am. 

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Oral Health IQ and How it Affects Your Children

04/01/2015 (Sandra Holifield, RDH) Hits:2

Oral Health IQ and How it Affects Your Children

These past couple of weekends I have had the opportunity to provide free dental screenings to the upcoming kindergarten classes of Ste. Genevieve County. Having been in the dental field...

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Yoga at Young Mother's Support Group

03/27/2015 (Kay Kertz, Facilitator) Hits:18

Yoga at Young Mother's Support Group

In March the Young Mothers support group found they were more relaxed and energized after Debbie Ramer from Yoga Embrace and Wellness demonstrated the importance of deep breathing. Instruction on...

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Now Hiring Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

03/24/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:26

Now Hiring Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor gives basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement...

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Kindergarten Registration Time!

03/17/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:75

Kindergarten Registration Time!

Vaccines before School As you help your kids get ready for school, make sure they're fully vaccinated. Typically, your child needs a certificate of immunization to enroll in a new school....

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More Healthy Nutrition Month Tips

03/17/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:44

More Healthy Nutrition Month Tips

5. Fix Healthy SnacksHealthy snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals. Whenever possible, make your snacks combination snacks. Choose from two or more of the MyPlate food groups: whole...

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Dental Education at Valle Catholic Preschool

03/17/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:42

Dental Education at Valle Catholic Preschool

Paula Grass, from the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, visited Valle Catholic Preschool recently to mark National Children's Dental Health Month. Paula talked to the students about how to keep their...

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Breastfeeding Support Available to Moms

03/17/2015 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:52

Breastfeeding Support Available to Moms

At the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, we offer a wide variety of breastfeeding services both to moms who qualify for WIC, and those who don't. Brittany Tripp, our Breastfeeding...

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National Nutrition Month Healthy Tips

03/17/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:39

National Nutrition Month Healthy Tips

1. Eat BreakfastThere's no better way to start your morning than with a healthy breakfast. Include lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced...

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How Salt Affects Your Heart Health

03/12/2015 (SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:53

How Salt Affects Your Heart Health

What have you heard about salt affecting your blood pressure? Currently, federal guidelines and the American Heart association (AHA) recommend that we should intake no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg)...

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Love Your Lungs All Day Long: Kick Butts Day March…

03/15/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:46

Love Your Lungs All Day Long: Kick Butts Day March 18th

During the month of March, Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is teaming up with local high schools to join thousands of youth across the United States to speak up and...

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March Friends & Family CPR Classes

03/01/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:53

March Friends & Family CPR Classes

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR "Family and Friends" CPR classes on Thursday, March 26th. Two separate classes are offered; an afternoon class...

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Stop the Spread of C-Diff

02/20/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:100

Stop the Spread of C-Diff

Clostridium difficile or C Diff is a bacteria that can cause severe diarrhea. The bacteria can spread easily from person to person or from contaminated surfaces. An infection with this...

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Public Health's Response to Disease Outbreaks

02/20/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:93

Public Health's Response to Disease Outbreaks

Vaccination has always been a priority of the Ste Genevieve County Health department and in light of the recent case of mumps in this county as well as the measles...

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25 Facts You Should Know About Heroin

02/18/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:75

25 Facts You Should Know About Heroin

Here are some facts about the dangers of heroin. Too many of our kids unknowingly start out on prescription drugs thinking that they are not that dangerous. Once they are...

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Earthquakes in Ste Genevieve County Community Meet…

02/18/2015 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:70

Earthquakes in Ste Genevieve County Community Meeting

A recently released study stated that a newly discovered area known as the Ste. Genevieve Seismic Zone might put cities such as St. Louis at greater risk due to a...

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Office Closed Monday, February 16, 2015

02/15/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:77

Office Closed Monday, February 16, 2015

Our office will be closed on February 16, 2015 and will re open on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Presidents' Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third...

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Love Your Health on Valentine's Day

02/14/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:67

Love Your Health on Valentine's Day

Love goes beyond chocolate! Love yourself this Valentine's Day by making healthy choices in every part of your life. Celebrate love and good health yourself, or with family and friends. Whether you...

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Love Letter to a Current Smoker

02/13/2015 (Guest Author) Hits:100

Love Letter to a Current Smoker

To my husband,From the moment that our eyes met I knew that I wanted to spend my life with you. Through the good and the bad, my feelings for you...

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Health Department Closed February 12, 2015

02/11/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:80

Health Department Closed February 12, 2015

Our office will be closed on February 12, 2015 and will re open on February 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Lincoln's Birthday is celebrated on February 12, 2015. Lincoln's Birthday honors...

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February is Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri

02/07/2015 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:82

February is Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri

On Feb. 7, 1812, one of the country's most powerful earthquakes on record struck in southeast Missouri in what is now known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). Missouri's Department...

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Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

02/09/2015 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:74

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Adverse winter weather conditions are not out of the forecast yet. Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare...

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How Vaccines Work

02/07/2015 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:80

How Vaccines Work

A vaccine works by training the immune system to recognize and combat pathogens, either viruses or bacteria. To do this, certain molecules from the pathogen must be introduced into the...

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National Children's Dental Month

02/07/2015 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:80

National Children's Dental Month

Each February we raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children to have lifelong healthy...

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CDC Recommended Vaccines

02/07/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:85

CDC Recommended Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains three schedules for recommended vaccinations: one for children 0-6 years old, another for children 7-18 years old, and a third for adults 19...

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Breast Pump Rental Available at Health Department

02/03/2015 (Brittany Trip, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) Hits:87

Breast Pump Rental Available at Health Department

One of the biggest barriers to breastfeeding for many moms is a lack of a pump. The WIC program helps many low-income mothers with access to breast pumps, but we...

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Measles

01/27/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:108

Measles

In the past month, there have been 51 confirmed cases of measles from 7 different states due to an exposure in Disneyland Theme Park in California. Measles was thought to...

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Limited Supply Of Flu Vaccine Donated By Mercy Hos…

01/26/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:129

Limited Supply Of Flu Vaccine Donated By Mercy Hospital

FREE!! If you have not got your flu shot come in and get it, we got a limited supply donated by Mercy Hospital.

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Influenza 2015

01/20/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:135

Influenza 2015

Influenza has been widespread throughout the state and in Ste. Genevieve County. This flu season so far has been one of the worst in the last ten years, with the...

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Nicotine Free in 2015!

01/19/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:123

Nicotine Free in 2015!

Sticking to New Year's resolutions can be really tough, especially if it's a major lifestyle change like quitting smoking. Many times we start out strong then lose steam after a...

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Mercy Hospital

01/16/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:138

Mercy Hospital

Dan Eckenfels, Chief Financial Officer of Mercy Hospital Jefferson presented a check to Ste Genevieve County Health department to support their Stay Well in School Influenza vaccination program. This donation...

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More Influenza Cases Identified in Missouri

12/26/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:178

More Influenza Cases Identified in Missouri

Influenza continues to be widespread both in Missouri and in Ste Genevieve County. State statistics show that the age group most affected this past week have been in school age...

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Holiday Pet Safety

12/22/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:185

Holiday Pet Safety

Deck the halls and trim the trees, but remember to take the right precautions to protect your pet. It is possible to transform your living space into one that is...

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Influenza Cases are Rising in Numbers

12/22/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:173

Influenza Cases are Rising in Numbers

Influenza is now widespread in Missouri and in Ste. Genevieve County. Daily surveillance through the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department shows an increase in influenza like illness and the weekly...

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Take Steps to Keep You and Your Loved ones Safe an…

12/11/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Coordinator) Hits:195

Take Steps to Keep You and Your Loved ones Safe and Healthy

Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved...

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Community Development Fund Grant

12/11/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:189

Community Development Fund Grant

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department has recently completed the Stay Well in School Influenza Immunization Program. This program is offered by the Health Department to school aged children in...

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Influenza Season is Here

12/08/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:205

Influenza Season is Here

Influenza season is here. Since mid-November, Ste. Genevieve County Health Dept. has received weekly reports of lab positive influenza cases. All but one of these cases have been Influenza A...

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Peal Harbor Rememberance

12/07/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:183

Peal Harbor Rememberance

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, and commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men...

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Passport Photos Now Available at Health Department

12/05/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:200

Passport Photos Now Available at Health Department

You can now get your passport photo here at the Health Department, photos will be taken by Papin Printing and Portraits. Everything done for your passport at one stop!

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Prepare for Winter Weather

12/05/2014 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:192

Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter weather can be hazardous. Be prepared. Use checklists for heating, water, car and emergency, food and safety, cooking and lighting, and communications. Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature and...

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