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Update on Influenza 2015-20126

02/02/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:17

Update on Influenza 2015-20126

So far this year, we have seen minimal lab confirmed cases of influenza, (6 in Ste. Genevieve County). However, the CDC has seen increasing reports across the country with reports...

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Hepatitis C

02/03/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:20

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation in the liver.  An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with this infection.  There is currently no vaccine available to protect people...

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Portion Control is Important

02/02/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:17

Portion Control is Important

     It can be hard to measure out every portion of food you eat.  Yet, there are some simple ways to know that you are eating the right serving...

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Vaping and Pregnancy

02/01/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:17

Vaping and Pregnancy

If you are a smoker and are thinking about having a child, or if you’re currently pregnant, you probably are already aware that smoking is bad for you and your...

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Closed January 29, 2016

01/27/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:31

Closed January 29, 2016

The Health Department will be closed Friday, January 29, 2016 for the completion of major electrical work. We will reopen for regular business on Monday, February 1, 2016

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Dole Recall

01/25/2016 () Hits:48

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., is temporarily suspending operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility, and is voluntarily withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at...

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CPR and First Aid Classes

01/21/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:71

CPR and First Aid Classes

CPR Class Open to the Public A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department on Monday February 22, 2016 5:30 p.m. –...

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ADULT DENTAL COVERAGE

01/20/2016 (Sandra Holifield, RDH, EFDA) Hits:68

ADULT DENTAL COVERAGE

Missouri to Extend Dental Medicaid Coverage to Adults Adult Dental Medicaid coverage should soon be active for many adults throughout Missouri. Dental coverage will be funded by the Tax Amnesty funds....

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TOBACCO USE

01/20/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:71

TOBACCO USE

Monthly Smoking and Tobacco Use Posting January 2016 Diana Giesler, RN Quit Smoking and Live Healthier - Go Nicotine Free in 2016!  ... Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be really...

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Delayed Opening Today, January 20, 2016

01/20/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:57

The Health Department will open at 9:00 am today to allow extra time for roads to be cleared and safe travels for our staff. Updates will be posted if conditions...

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T-Daps Working in Flood Waters

01/07/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:93

T-Daps Working in Flood Waters

Anyone needing their tetanus updated that have been working in the flood waters can come by our office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday at no charge....

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Holiday Closings

12/21/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:137

Holiday Closings

The Health Department will be closed Thursday, December 24th and Friday December 25th to allow all staff to spend time with Family. The Health Department will reopen Monday December 28th...

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Free CERT Class Starts in January

12/21/2015 (Mary Roth) Hits:128

Free CERT Class Starts in January

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training enrollment is now open for a class that is forming to run January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th, and February 16th 2016...

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Arthritis Exercise Classes Offered Free at Health …

12/11/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:165

Arthritis Exercise Classes Offered Free at Health Department

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is offering an Arthritis Exercise Class every Tuesday and every Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the lower level of the health department....

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Toy Safety for Christmas

12/11/2015 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:164

Toy Safety for Christmas

Check the labels to make sure the toy is age-appropriate and matches your child’s skill level. Avoid toys with small pieces for children under age 3 these can become choking hazards.......

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Holiday Safety Tips

12/11/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:177

Holiday Safety Tips

The following Holiday Safety Tips were compiled, in cooperation with the LAPD Crime Prevention Section, to contribute to the safety and security of people during the holiday season. The holiday...

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Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at Health Departmen…

12/03/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:175

Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at Health Department

Thanks to a generous donation from Mercy Hospital Ministries, the Ste Genevieve County Health Department is offering free flu vaccine while supplies last. No appointment necessary. 

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Safety Class for Teenage Girls

12/03/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:187

Safety Class for Teenage Girls

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is sponsoring a one hour training on personal safety tips for teenage girls. The program is titled GirlSafety. The program is provided by...

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Staying on Track with Your Diet Through the Holida…

12/01/2015 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:187

Staying on Track with Your Diet Through the Holidays

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed throughout the holidays.  You have presents to buy, parties to attend, decorations to hang, guests to entertain, not to mention all of the extra food...

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Quit Smoking in 2016 - Start Planning Your Strateg…

12/01/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:167

Quit Smoking in 2016 - Start Planning Your Strategy Now

Quitting isn’t easy. Nicotine – The addictive ingredient in tobacco – is as addictive as heroin or cocaine, according to the American Cancer Society.  In fact, the average person attempts...

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All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

12/01/2015 (Sandy Holifield, RDH) Hits:160

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

As the Christmas tradition goes, many children lose their front teeth and wonder if they are ever going to get them back!  Sometimes they get them for Christmas and sometimes...

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Hemoglobin A1C Testing Clinic at Health Department

11/19/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:195

Hemoglobin A1C Testing Clinic at Health Department

Are you diabetic or possibly at risk for diabetes?  On December 9th, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ste. Genevieve County Health will be offering Hemoglobin A1c testing at reduced...

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The Great American Smoke Out

11/12/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:189

The 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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Closed for Veteran's Day November 11, 2015

11/10/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:197

Closed for Veteran's Day November 11, 2015

Our office will be closed Wednesday November 11, 2015 in honor of Veteran's Day and will reopen on Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

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School Flu Vaccination Program a Success!

11/10/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:197

School Flu Vaccination Program a Success!

We would like to thank all the schools for allowing us to come in and vaccinate the students that signed up for their flu shot at school. We vaccinated 650...

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Diabetes

11/10/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:175

Diabetes

Diabetes is a defect in the body’s ability of convert glucose (sugar) to energy. Glucose is the main source of fuel for our body. When food is digested, it is...

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Friends & Family CPR Class November 19th

11/10/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:198

Friends & Family CPR Class November 19th

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR “Family and Friends” CPR classes on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Two separate classes are offered; an afternoon...

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Salute to Veterans

11/02/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:209

Salute to Veterans

The Health Department staff submitted photos of family members who have served in the armed forces. We are proud to display their photos and honor their service. 

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Knights of Columbus and Western Catholic Union Don…

11/02/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:217

Knights of Columbus and Western Catholic Union Donation

Knights of Columbus and Western Catholic Union donated to purchase more red sharps containers to our sharps program. Thank you for helping us keep all the needles and sharps out...

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Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic 2015

10/20/2015 (Brittany Killian, Breast Feeding Peer Counselor) Hits:233

Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic 2015

Because of our efforts in providing the best support necessary for our WIC mom's to be successful in meeting their breastfeeding goals, we received a certificate for "Breastfeeding Friendly WIC...

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Earthquake Preparedness

10/20/2015 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:257

Earthquake Preparedness

In the past 25 years, scientists have learned that strong earthquakes in the central Mississippi Valley are not freak events but have occurred repeatedly in the geologic past. The area...

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Flu Clinic At Country Mart Party Room

10/09/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:251

Flu Clinic At Country Mart Party Room

The Health Department will hold a Flu clinic on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the Country Mart Party Room. This clinic is open to...

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Fruits & Vegetables are an Important Part of Y…

10/09/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:253

Fruits & Vegetables are an Important Part of Your Diet

Fruits and vegetables play a significant role in human nutrition.  Fruits and vegetables supply a vast number of vitamins and minerals along with the benefit of fiber.  They also can...

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Health Department Offers Two Free Workshops to the…

10/09/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:250

Health Department Offers Two Free Workshops to the Public

Enrollment has begun for the Living Well With Chronic Conditions and Diabetes Empowerment Program Workshops offered by St. Francois County Health Center and Aging Matters. The workshops will be held...

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Adopt a Family Program Now Taking Applications

10/09/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:255

Adopt a Family Program Now Taking Applications

Families in need of a little assistance this holiday season can sign up for the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program beginning this week. The East Missouri Action Agency (EMAA) is partnering with the...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic is Well Attended

10/09/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:260

Drive Thru Flu Clinic is Well Attended

Our Drive Thru Flu Clinic was a success! Thank you to the Ste Genevieve Fire Department for hosting the clinic at their fire house. Thank you to everyone who came...

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WIC Services at the Health Department

10/09/2015 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:262

WIC Services at the Health Department

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional...

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Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk!

10/09/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:237

Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk!

Breast cancer is a malignant (cancer) tumor that starts from cells of the breast. It is found mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. About one-percent of...

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Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Safe Substitute for Cigar…

10/09/2015 (Emily Burdin, SEMO Nursing) Hits:245

Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Safe Substitute for Cigarettes

Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Safe Substitute for Cigarettes It’s tough to go a day in Southeast Missouri and not see someone using tobacco. Approximately 20 percent of adults and 14 percent...

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Alzheimer's and Brain Health

09/27/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:286

Alzheimer's and Brain Health

Reader’s Digest and the Alzheimer’s Association partnered to survey approximately 1,600 people in May 2015 about their brain health and their knowledge of how lifestyle habits affect cognitive decline and dementia....

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