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March Friends & Family CPR Classes

03/01/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:5

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:41

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:48

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:31

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:36

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:39

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:33

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:55

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:47

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:42

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:44

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:46

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:41

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:46

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:47

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:57

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:75

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:81

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:84

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:86

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:139

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:136

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:134

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:151

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:144

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:154

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:149

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:157

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:153

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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Holiday Travel Safety

12/05/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:156

Holiday Travel Safety

The Christmas holiday is one of  the busiest travel time of the year with notorious transportation delays, traffic and travel snags all meeting travelers at nearly every turn. But with...

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Open Late December 8, 2014

12/05/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:151

Open Late December 8, 2014

We will be open late to provide services until 5:30 pm. All services will be available. Unfortunately we are currently out of flu vaccine. 

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Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the Pack

12/05/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:154

Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the Pack

Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the PackThe holiday season offers a double whammy to quitters because it combines both stress and other environmental factors that may trigger desires...

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Change in Meeting Date for Alzheimer's Caregiver S…

11/25/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:205

Change in Meeting Date for Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

The next meeting for the Ste Genevieve County Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am in the lower level of the Health Department at...

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2014 Great American Smoke Out

11/18/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:173

2014 Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to...

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Small Changes Can Make a Difference

11/18/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:168

Small Changes Can Make a Difference

Our portions today are out of control. This isn't something that is going to change overnight but taking a few steps at a time and sticking to it, you can...

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Tips to Keep Food Safe This Holiday Season

11/17/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:177

Tips to Keep Food Safe This Holiday Season

It is the beginning of the holiday season, and this will include many gatherings with family, friends, and food. As holiday plans are being made, we would like to encourage...

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Stay Well In School Program

11/06/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:201

Stay Well In School Program

On behalf of the Ste Genevieve County Health Department wewould like to thank our sponsors, and the community for their generositysupporting our Stay Well in School Flu vaccination program this...

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2014/2105 WIC Contract Awarded

10/31/2014 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:224

2014/2105 WIC Contract Awarded

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to announce that a contract to continue providing WIC (Women, Infant and Children) services for federal fiscal year 2014-2015 has been signed...

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Halloween Safety!

10/29/2014 () Hits:177

Halloween Safety!

Halloween Safety for Kids & TeensKids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they'll...

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