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High Dose Flu Vaccine has Arrived!

09/30/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:1

High Dose Flu Vaccine has Arrived!

Our high dose flu vaccine for individuals over the age of 65 came in this morning. If you have been waiting for this vaccine's arrival come in today to get...

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Disaster Evacuation - I Can't Leave My Pet!

09/23/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:27

Disaster Evacuation - I Can't Leave My Pet!

Be prepared! Keep calm! Have a pet emergency kit ready to use. It should include several gauze bandages to treat an injury, a supply of food for several days, and...

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Be Aware of Bed Bugs When Traveling

09/19/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:37

Be Aware of Bed Bugs When Traveling

• Bedbugs are small, nocturnal, wingless insects that belong to the family of Cimicidae. They feed on human blood and other warm-blooded hosts. They are oval in shape and grow...

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Prepare for Lightening and Storms

09/19/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:32

Prepare for Lightening and Storms

All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in...

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Quick Tips to Quit Smoking

09/17/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:58

Quick Tips to Quit Smoking

1) Know the Main Reason You Want to QuitJust knowing that smoking is bad for you may not be a good enough reason to succeed in quitting. You may need...

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National Preparedness Month

09/17/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:47

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Our region may fall victim to one of several stressful events and the way to minimize them is to be prepared before they happen. September is...

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Fighting the Flu

09/12/2014 (Kaitlyn Grastetter, Student Nurse, SEMO State University) Hits:65

Fighting the Flu

Receiving the yearly flu vaccine is important in protecting yourself from the flu. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older receive the vaccine. It is especially important that...

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CPR Class September 23, 2014

09/11/2014 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:60

CPR Class September 23, 2014

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on September 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This course...

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Embrace Yoga & Wellness

09/09/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:61

Embrace Yoga & Wellness

Yoga is a practice that not only helps our mind and body, but it also encourages you to open your heart to others. Beginning in September, Embrace Yoga & Wellness...

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Drug Take Back Event Sept 27, 2014

09/04/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:58

Drug Take Back Event Sept 27, 2014

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday September 27, 2014. The Community Services Forum is hosting two events this day. Medications may be brought for disposal to Country Mart's Rozier...

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2014 School Flu Program

08/27/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:71

2014 School Flu Program

The Stay Well in School program was a great success last year. We gave over 700 doses of flu vaccine and saw a 75% reduction in confirmed flu cases with...

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Health Department Awarded Breastfeeding Friendly E…

08/21/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:79

Health Department Awarded Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department held its annual "Breastfeeding Lunch and Learn" on August 21, 2014. This year's speaker was State Breastfeeding Coordinator Kathy Mertzluft RD, LD, IBCLC who...

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Alzheimer's Support Group's August Meeting

08/21/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:81

Alzheimer's Support Group's August Meeting

The next meeting for the Ste Genevieve County Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:00 am in the lower level of the Health Department at...

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Heat Advisory for Ste Genevieve County

08/21/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:77

Heat Advisory for Ste Genevieve County

The National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 26 for the following counties:Audrain, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Cole, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade,...

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Hwy 61 Yard Sale Temporary Food Guidelines

08/20/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:73

Hwy 61 Yard Sale Temporary Food Guidelines

The yard sale on Highway 61 will be held this year over the last weekend of August. Many organizations as well as private individuals will be hosting food and beverage...

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Prepare for the School Year with Required Immuniza…

08/05/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:110

Prepare for the School Year with Required Immunizations

 The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reminds parents to prepare for the upcoming school year now by getting their children's annual physical and required immunizations. "Immunizations are proven to...

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Third Hand Smoke

08/05/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:146

Third Hand Smoke

Third-hand smoke refers to the toxins from cigarette smoke that stick to soft surfaces. If you have ever stood near someone who wasn't smoking at that time but the smell...

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Young Mother's Support Group Meets Monthly

08/21/2014 (Kay Kertz, Facilitator) Hits:152

Young Mother's Support Group Meets Monthly

The Young Mothers Support group is for pregnant moms, young moms and their children. Come enjoy snacks, good conversation and meet new friends! Bring your baby and share your ideas...

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World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2014

07/28/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:139

World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 is World Hepatitis Day. Free Hepatitis C testing is available at the Health Department."Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use,...

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World Breastfeeding Week!

07/22/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:148

World Breastfeeding Week!

Between August 1 – 7 this year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and breastfeeding advocates in over 175 countries worldwide will be celebrating the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)...

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Friends & Family CPR Class

07/22/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:132

Friends & Family CPR Class

The Health Department is offering the Friends and Family CPR class August 14, 20141:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the lower level conference room. This class is for anyone who...

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Gov Nixon Vetoes E-Cigarette Legislation

07/15/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:160

Gov Nixon Vetoes E-Cigarette Legislation

Gov. Nixon vetoes legislation that would have jeopardized public health by exempting e-cigarettes from tobacco laws With long-term effects of e-cigarettes unknown, health groups say loopholes for e-cigarettes would put public...

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Kids, Cars, and Smoking

07/07/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:184

Kids, Cars, and Smoking

Pound for pound, our children are more vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke. They breathe more rapidly and take in more secondhand smoke than adults. Also, a child's developing...

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Fire Works!

07/03/2014 () Hits:162

Fire Works!

With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. If...

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Include Calcium Everyday!

07/01/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:171

Include Calcium Everyday!

Calcium is an important mineral that not only helps to strengthen your teeth and bones, it also helps your nerves and muscles function properly. Calcium is not something that your...

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Children's Dental Van Coming to Ste Genevieve

07/01/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:173

Children's Dental Van Coming to Ste Genevieve

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to sponsor the Smiles to Go Dental Van from the Jefferson County Health Department to provide four days of dental services to...

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Safety Checks for the Outdoor Grill

07/01/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:175

Safety Checks for the Outdoor Grill

An estimated 3,800 gas or charcoal grill-related injuries are treated annually in hospital emergency departments for burns and carbon monoxide poisoning. By following these simple safety tips you can keep...

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Facebook and Twitter

06/26/2014 (Stephanie Fisher/ Social Media Coordinator) Hits:180

Don't forget the follow us on Facebook and Twitter!!!

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Healthcare Provider CPR Course Offered at Health D…

06/25/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:185

Healthcare Provider CPR Course Offered at Health Department

The Health Department will be offering the American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers and First Aid courses on July 22, 2014 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in...

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Protect Your Loved Ones From Ultra Violet Rays

06/25/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:187

Protect Your Loved Ones From Ultra Violet Rays

Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and...

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Be Water Aware

06/25/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:172

Be Water Aware

Swimming is one of life's great pleasures. It offers many health and fitness benefits, cools you off in the summer, and provides a great opportunity to socialize with family and...

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Summer Heat Exhaustion

06/25/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:196

Summer Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is the body's response to an excessive loss of the water and salt contained in sweat. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high...

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Summer Car Safety

06/25/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Coordinator) Hits:172

Summer Car Safety

If you ever park outside during the summer months, your car will heat up quickly. Heat coming in through the windows is absorbed by the interior, and the glass acts...

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Successful Drug Take Back Event!

06/25/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:169

Successful Drug Take Back Event!

Another successful drug take back event today; this one held in Bloomsdale. Thank you to everyone who came out to properly and safely dispose of their unwanted medications. Thank you...

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Community CERT Training Class

06/15/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:208

Community CERT Training Class

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be held July 8th, 9th, and 11th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. This class is free and...

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Community Drug Take Back Event

06/15/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:210

Community Drug Take Back Event

The Ste Genevieve Community Services Forum will host the next prescription drug take back event Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12 pm at the Bloomsdale Medical Centre....

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What You Need to Know About Rabies

06/12/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:215

What You Need to Know About Rabies

We are entering the time of year when more people are bitten and otherwise injured by animals as a result of increased outdoor activities. One risk of being bitten by...

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2nd Hand Smoke Risks

06/10/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:199

2nd Hand Smoke Risks

The longer you are around secondhand (SHS) smoke, the more likely it is to hurt you. It increases the chance to become sick and die from lung cancer and heart...

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CERT Refresher Class Offered

06/09/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:222

CERT Refresher Class Offered

A CERT refresher course will be offered at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on July 24, 2014 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Community Emergency Response Teams are designed...

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CPR Class Open to the Public

06/09/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:213

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 July 10, 2014 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. This course...

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