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Infant Mortality and Smoking

09/26/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:17

Infant Mortality and Smoking

September is infant mortality awareness month.  The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality.  The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the...

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Kona Ice Fundraiser is a Success!

09/15/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:45

Kona Ice Fundraiser is a Success!

Thank you Mary for the successful Kona Ice fundraiser to support our School Flu vaccination program. Your continued support is most appreciated. We look forward to working with you again...

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CERT Class September 2016

09/15/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:48

CERT Class September 2016

Congratulations to our recent CERT graduates who completed the class this week. You all did a great job! Thank you to all our community partners who helped to teach this...

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2016 Flu Clinic Schedule

09/15/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:46

2016 Flu Clinic Schedule

FLU SHOT CLINICS SCHEDULED IN 2016: October 6, 2016 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Drive Thru Flu shot clinic will be at Ste. Genevieve Fire House. SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 (Thurs.) at Ste....

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Zika Update

09/15/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:39

Zika Update

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two cases of Zika virus found in one pregnant woman and one non-pregnant woman. Both had been to areas where Zika...

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Influenza!

09/08/2016 (Klaire Telle, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:56

Influenza!

Influenza, or better known as just the “flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause a person to become very sick. A healthy person with a healthy immune...

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The Power of Preparedness

09/08/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:48

The Power of Preparedness

Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For...

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September is Cholesterol Education Month

09/08/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:55

September is Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is...

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FDA Ruling on Antibacterial Washes

09/08/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:46

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will...

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September is Alzheimer Awareness Month

09/08/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:49

September is Alzheimer Awareness Month

World Alzheimer's Month 2016 focuses on learning to spot the signs of dementia and supporting loved ones who are living with dementia. Scientists still need to learn a lot more about...

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2016 Lunch and Learn Event

09/08/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN, WIC Coordinator) Hits:50

2016 Lunch and Learn Event

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Kathy Loughren, RN, MSN, NNP-BC, IBCLC for her wonderful program presentation at our professional lunch and...

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2017 WIC Contract Awarded

08/31/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN, WIC Coordinator) Hits:60

2017  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 2016-2017 has been signed...

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

08/18/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:115

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program Workshops will be offered November 2, 2016 through December 7, 2016 at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department. The program will be held 9:00...

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Thank You Comtrea Dental

08/18/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:90

Thank You Comtrea Dental

Thank you Comtrea Dental for providing much needed services to our residents who are under served for dental care in our community. A special thank you to Sandy Lee Holifield, Sandy...

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2016 National Immunization Month

08/18/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:101

2016 National Immunization Month

It is National Immunization Awareness Month! Vaccines protect you and your family. We are ready to help keep everyone up to date on their immunizations

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September First Aid Class Scheduled

08/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:83

September First Aid Class Scheduled

The Health Department will be offering a First Aid class to the public on September 16, 2016 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. This course is for anyone with limited...

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September CPR Class Scheduled

08/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:91

September CPR Class Scheduled

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on September 14, 2016 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. This course...

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Anything Dangerous in Your Garage?

08/04/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:106

Anything Dangerous in Your Garage?

There *may* be room for a car among the bicycles, ladders, holiday decorations, hoses, tools and equipment, leftover home improvement supplies, birdseed, paint cans, toys, car maintenance and lawn care...

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Health Department WIC Staff Earn National Recognit…

08/04/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:119

Health Department WIC Staff Earn National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards eight Mountain Plains Region local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...

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Passports Applications Available at Health Departm…

08/02/2016 (Lee Jacobs, Passport Agent) Hits:118

Passports Applications Available at Health Department

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. United States citizens planning international travel may now apply for their passports...

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Join the Active Arthritis Exercise Class

08/02/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:104

Join the Active Arthritis Exercise Class

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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Taste Changes as We Age

08/02/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:108

Taste Changes as We Age

It is no secret that the way we eat and how active we are has a lot to do with our biological age. Smart food choices and active living today...

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How Cancer Relates to Smoking

08/02/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:124

How Cancer Relates to Smoking

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.  It kills more than 480,000 Americans each year.  It causes immediate damage which often leads to...

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Reminder! Time for Back to School Immunizations

07/29/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:145

Reminder! Time for Back to School Immunizations

Don't forget to put school immunizations on your back to school list this year. Our office will be closed on the August 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m....

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Hiring Facilities Maintenance Position

07/29/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:112

Hiring Facilities Maintenance Position

The Health Department is looking to hire a part time facility maintenance staff person to perform general maintenance duties on an as needed basis. Pay is hourly. Please send employment...

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Chronic Disease Management Classes

07/25/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:121

Chronic Disease Management Classes

Living Well with Chronic Conditions ProgramWorkshops will be offered September 7, 2016 through October 12, 2016 at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department. The program will be held 9:00 am...

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Importance of Calcium

07/15/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:152

Importance of Calcium

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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A1C Testing for Diabetes Diagnosis

07/15/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:172

A1C Testing for Diabetes Diagnosis

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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The Health Effects of Tobacco Use on Pregnancy

07/15/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:142

The Health Effects of Tobacco Use on Pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most common preventable causes of pregnancy complications and death among infants.  Women who quit smoking before or during pregnancy reduce their risk for...

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2016 Teen CERT Graduates

07/15/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:161

2016 Teen CERT Graduates

Congratulations to our 2016 Teen CERT graduates. You all did an awesome job in the class. A special thank you to our voulnteer victims. We could not do this class...

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Congratulations to the WIC Staff!

07/11/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:171

Congratulations to the WIC Staff!

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department WIC agency has been awarded the distinction of Breastfeeding Friendly WIC clinic for the third year in a row. Congratulations to Lee Jacobs, Paula...

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8th and 9th Traveler From Missouri Infected with Z…

07/08/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:284

8th and 9th Traveler From Missouri Infected with Zika Virus

Tests confirm eighth and ninth travelers infected with Zika virus The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two additional cases of Zika virus both in non-pregnant females. One travelled...

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Outdoor Cooking Safety

07/08/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:157

Outdoor Cooking Safety

Whether you are cooking in your own backyard, at a picnic area or in a campground, being aware of outdoor cooking safety practices and procedures will help to ensure that...

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Adult CERT Class Offered in August

07/30/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:159

Adult CERT Class Offered in August

Adult Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be held August 23rd, August 30th, September 6, and September 13th, 2016 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Ste. Genevieve...

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Breastfeeding Booth Available at the County Fair

07/08/2016 (Brittany Killian, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) Hits:167

Breastfeeding Booth Available at the County Fair

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will have our Breastfeeding Booth at the Ste Gen Fair this weekend! It will be located in the youth building so you'll have a...

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Dental Event for Kids and Adults

07/29/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:176

Dental Event for Kids and Adults

The SGCHD will be hosting a dental event with Comtrea Dental Services for children and adults without dental insurance, or who have Medicaid Insurance August 8th, through August 12th from...

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Open Position Facility Maintenance

06/30/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:168

Open Position Facility Maintenance

The Health Department is looking to hire a part time facility maintenance staff person to perfom general maintenane duties on an as needed basis. Pay is hourly. Please send employment...

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Tetanus: Make Sure your Family is Protected

06/28/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:160

Tetanus: Make Sure your Family is Protected

Three people's feet in grassMake sure your family is up to date with their tetanus vaccine so they are protected against this serious infection commonly known as "lockjaw." The bacteria...

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Pet Friendly Environment Makes for a Positive Work…

06/28/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:158

Pet Friendly Environment Makes for a Positive Workplace

A survey conducted by the Banfield Pet Hospital found that pet-friendly workplaces are viewed as highly positive, help boost morale and contribute to talent retention. The employees surveyed also agreed...

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Heat Exhaustion - Know the Signs

06/16/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:181

Heat Exhaustion - Know the Signs

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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