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OFFICE CLOSED FOR TRAINING

04/29/2015 (STEPHANIE FISHER) Hits:57

OFFICE CLOSED FOR TRAINING

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

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Smiles To Go Dental Van Here This Summer

04/22/2015 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:77

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:109

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:92

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:99

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:113

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:88

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:85

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:94

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:105

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:98

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:109

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:103

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:107

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:103

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:119

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:112

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:115

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:142

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:147

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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Kindergarten Registration Time!

03/17/2015 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:224

Kindergarten Registration Time!

Vaccines before School As you help your kids get ready for school, make sure they're fully vaccinated. Typically, your child needs a certificate of immunization to enroll in a new school....

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More Healthy Nutrition Month Tips

03/17/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:138

More Healthy Nutrition Month Tips

5. Fix Healthy SnacksHealthy snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals. Whenever possible, make your snacks combination snacks. Choose from two or more of the MyPlate food groups: whole...

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Dental Education at Valle Catholic Preschool

03/17/2015 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:122

Dental Education at Valle Catholic Preschool

Paula Grass, from the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, visited Valle Catholic Preschool recently to mark National Children's Dental Health Month. Paula talked to the students about how to keep their...

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Breastfeeding Support Available to Moms

03/17/2015 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:144

Breastfeeding Support Available to Moms

At the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, we offer a wide variety of breastfeeding services both to moms who qualify for WIC, and those who don't. Brittany Tripp, our Breastfeeding...

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National Nutrition Month Healthy Tips

03/17/2015 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:104

National Nutrition Month Healthy Tips

1. Eat BreakfastThere's no better way to start your morning than with a healthy breakfast. Include lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced...

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How Salt Affects Your Heart Health

03/12/2015 (SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:136

How Salt Affects Your Heart Health

What have you heard about salt affecting your blood pressure? Currently, federal guidelines and the American Heart association (AHA) recommend that we should intake no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg)...

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Love Your Lungs All Day Long: Kick Butts Day March…

03/15/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:115

Love Your Lungs All Day Long: Kick Butts Day March 18th

During the month of March, Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is teaming up with local high schools to join thousands of youth across the United States to speak up and...

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March Friends & Family CPR Classes

03/01/2015 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:137

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:198

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:185

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:168

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:175

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:180

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:154

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:207

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:193

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:168

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:159

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:159

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:177

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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