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Accepting Bids For Construction Repair

07/03/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:1

Accepting Bids For Construction Repair

Bids for construction rehab work following flood damage in the lower level are being accepted by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department Board of Directors. Specifications for approved repairs are...

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Open June 23, 2015

06/22/2015 (Sandra Bell, Admininstrator) Hits:45

We will be open tomorrow with limited services. Our internet will not be functioning until Wednesday so we are not able to do birth or death certificates until it is...

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Closed June 22, 2015

06/21/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:44

Closed June 22, 2015

The Health Department will be temporarily closed June 22, 2015 while inspections of the damage from the heavy rains on Friday are completed. Updates will be posted. We appreciate all...

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Emergency Closing Due to Flooding

06/19/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:61

Emergency Closing Due to Flooding

The Health Department will be closing at 12:30 due to flooding. Our electrical box and generator are under water and the power has been shut off for safety. We will...

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Young Mother's June Support Group Meeting

06/18/2015 (Kay Kertz, Facilitator) Hits:56

Young Mother's June Support Group Meeting

Diana Giesler RN, spoke of the effects and dangers of smoking at the June meeting of the Young Mother's Support Group. If you are a smoker or you have contact...

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Kona Ice Visits Health Department!

06/12/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Coordinator) Hits:56

Kona Ice Visits Health Department!

Health Department Employees get a great treat on a hot summer day!! Thank you Kona Ice!

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Skin Cancer

06/12/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:58

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower...

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St Mary's CERT Class

06/08/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:73

St Mary's CERT Class

A St. Mary Community Emergency Response Team Class will be offered Tuesday Evenings: June 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Mary Fire House...

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Having a Hard Time Sleeping? See a Dentist!

06/03/2015 (Sandra Holifield, RDH) Hits:78

Having a Hard Time Sleeping? See a Dentist!

Many people across the world suffer from different sleep ailments.  These can affect the quality and quantity of sleep you actually get and can affect your overall performance and feelings...

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Breastfeeding Baby Shower Held at Health Departmen…

05/29/2015 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:111

Breastfeeding Baby Shower Held at Health Department

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department hosted a Breastfeeding Baby shower on April 13, 2015 The invitation was open to all expectant mothers and breastfeeding moms regardless of WIC status, all...

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Drink Water!

06/02/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:86

Drink Water!

Water should be a large part of any diet.  It is readily available with no preparation or leg work required.  It is an extremely important weight loss factor.  Besides being...

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First Aid Class June 25, 2015

06/01/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:81

First Aid Class June 25, 2015

The Health Department will be offering a First Aid class on Thursday June 25, 2015 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical...

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CPR Class June 24, 2015

06/01/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:95

CPR Class June 24, 2015

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on June 24, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This course...

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No Tobacco Day May 30, 2015

05/26/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:100

No Tobacco Day May 30, 2015

No Tobacco Day is a day to draw attention to the negative effects of tobacco and smoking, where each year the WHO awards individuals and organisations who make an exceptional...

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Office Closed for Staff Training

05/26/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:92

Office Closed for Staff Training

Our office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday May 28, 2015. Our staff will be in a training sorry for the inconvenience.

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Newly Elected Board Members for 2015!

05/26/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:152

Newly Elected Board Members for 2015!

Our two newly elected board members, Lisa Jokerst and Susie Bach were sworn into office last month by our County Clerk, Sue Wolk. Thank you Sue, and congratulations Lisa and...

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700 Words That Explain What it Feels Like to do He…

05/26/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:96

700 Words That Explain What it Feels Like to do Heroin

Actually this is an obvious question but it’s not what you might think. Let me explain it to you, I’ve been an opiate addict for a long time and tried...

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Graduation Safety Tips for Parents

05/26/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Coordinator) Hits:103

Graduation Safety Tips for Parents

As the school year comes to an end, many teenagers will attend high school proms, celebrate high school graduations, and take trips for senior week. The combination of alcohol and...

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New Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

05/26/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:100

New Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Welcome Brittany our new Breastfeeding Peer Counselor!

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Include Fiber for Good Health

05/26/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:106

Include Fiber for Good Health

Fiber is important to good health but how much fiber do you need? According to the Institute of Medicine, women need 25 grams per day and men need 38 grams...

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Hereditary's Role in Dental Health

05/26/2015 (Sandra Holifield, RDH) Hits:106

Hereditary's Role in Dental Health

Many people believe that if their parents or grandparents had poor oral health, then they will suffer the same fate.  This is not always the case and may just require...

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Smiles To Go Dental Van Here This Summer

04/22/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:156

Smiles To Go Dental Van Here This Summer

The Jefferson County Smiles to Go Dental Van will be at Ste. Genevieve County Health Department from August 10, 2015 through August 13, 2015 to provide dental care to children ages...

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2015 County Health Rankings

04/16/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:203

2015 County Health Rankings

See how Ste Genevieve ranks in the 2015 County Health Rankings.  http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/missouri/2015/rankings/ste-genevieve/county/outcomes/overall/snapshot  

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New Breastfeeding Support Facebook Page

04/16/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Coordinator) Hits:184

New Breastfeeding Support Facebook Page

Visit and like our  new breastfeeding support Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/SteGenBreastfeedingSupport 

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Poisoning Cases Related to E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

04/14/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:168

Poisoning Cases Related to E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

New poisoning incidents involving electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and liquid nicotine jumped by 156 percent from 2013 to 2014 and have increased more than 14 fold since 2011. Calls to American...

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Grant Award for New AED

04/14/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:197

Grant Award for New AED

The Health Department recently purchased an AED for the community meeting room in the lower level of the health department. This purchase was supported by a grant from the Community...

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Special Books for Kindergarteners

04/14/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:168

Special Books for Kindergarteners

Thank you to the Ste.Genevieve Knights of Columbus and Western Catholic Union for their donation that will allow Ste. Genevieve County Health Department to purchase "The Night Before Kindergarten" books....

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A1C Testing Available at Health Department

04/14/2015 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:157

A1C Testing Available at Health Department

Are you diabetic? Are you at risk of becoming diabetic? A simple test could let you know. If you are in the early stages of Type II diabetes, small changes...

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Add Excitement & Color to Mealtime

04/13/2015 (Julie Brischle, Dietetic Intern from Southeast Missouri State University) Hits:179

Add Excitement & Color to Mealtime

Add excitement and color to mealtime by including your favorite fruits and vegetables! They are low in fat and calories and provide fiber and other key nutrients. Most Americans should...

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Office Space for Rent

04/13/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:205

Office Space for Rent

Professional office space, 1010 square feet, for rent in the lower level of Ste Genevieve County Health Department. Private entrance, with separate electronic security system and access to handicap accessible...

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Alerts & Warning Systems

04/10/2015 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:173

Alerts & Warning Systems

Tornado Sirens What should I do when I hear the sirens? When you hear tornado sirens, go inside and tune to local media to get more information. Why can't I hear...

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Bob Bach Recognized for Volunteer Work

04/10/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:209

Bob Bach Recognized for Volunteer Work

Thank you Bob Bach for all your time and expertise donated to the Ste Genevieve County Health Department!

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2015 Public Health Week

04/07/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:185

2015 Public Health Week

Thank You to the hospital for our wonderful fruit tray to celebrate Public Health Week!!

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2015 WIC Income Guidelines

04/07/2015 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:186

2015 WIC Income Guidelines

WIC is a Nutritional Education, Health Promotion and Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Good nutrition helps provide the best possible start in life and is a necessary...

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Look For Ticks!

04/04/2015 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:177

Look For Ticks!

The weather is getting warmer and the biting insects are out. Ticks and mosquitoes can be a nuisance. They can also cause disease. West Nile virus can be transmitted to...

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Walking for Health

04/02/2015 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:201

Walking for Health

Walking is one the best, and safest, forms of exercise there is. Aside from the fact that it is FREE, there are many other benefits of walking as well.It's good...

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Oral Health IQ and How it Affects Your Children

04/01/2015 (Sandra Holifield, RDH) Hits:182

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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Safe Handling of Baby Chicks

04/03/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:192

Safe Handling of Baby Chicks

Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella. After you touch a chick, duckling, or other baby bird, or anything in...

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Yoga at Young Mother's Support Group

03/27/2015 (Kay Kertz, Facilitator) Hits:232

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:231

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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