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Halloween Safety!

10/29/2014 () Hits:12

Halloween Safety!

Halloween Safety for Kids & TeensKids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they'll...

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40 Years of WIC and Nutrition Education

10/29/2014 () Hits:9

40 Years of WIC and Nutrition Education

Our WIC Staff attended a conference in Columbia where they recieved a acknowledgement for excellence in nutrition education, 40 years of WIC. Also for being a breastfeeding friendly WIC agency,...

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Community Health Survey

10/27/2014 () Hits:18

Community Health Survey

Mercy Hospital is conducting a Community Health Survey that will provide information for the next Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Please click on the...

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Include Fruits & Vegetables for Good Health

10/22/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:32

Include Fruits & Vegetables for Good Health

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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Confirmed Case of Human Rabies in Missouri

10/22/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:35

Confirmed Case of Human Rabies in Missouri

The Missouri DHSS has identified a fatal case of rabies in a resident of a county in central Missouri. This is a tragic reminder for everyone to be aware and...

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Heroin Awareness Community Program

10/22/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:43

Heroin Awareness Community Program

Join us for an open community meeting about heroin issues in our community. The open forum will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the United Steel...

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Flu Shots Available Every Weekday at the Health De…

10/22/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:46

Flu Shots Available Every Weekday at the Health Department

Flu shots are available at the health department Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This year the flu shot offered at the health department protects against four strains...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 16, 2014

10/09/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:86

Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 16, 2014

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will be offering a Drive Thru Flu Clinic Thursday, October 161:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Ste Genevieve Fire House. Medicare and Medicaid...

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Stressed Out? Smoking and Stress Relief During Pre…

10/09/2014 (Anna Essner, BSN Student SEMO) Hits:71

Stressed Out? Smoking and Stress Relief During Pregnancy

Stressed out? Smoking and Stress Relief during Pregnancy Health care worries, relationship problems, financial pressure— you name it. Pregnancy can be an especially stressful time in a mother's life. Several studies...

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Dental Screenings Available in WIC Clinics

10/06/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:76

Dental Screenings Available in WIC Clinics

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to announce the collaboration with Comtrea to provide dental hygiene services to our WIC families. Sandra Holifield, RDH will be in the...

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Ebola Awareness Information

10/06/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:68

Ebola Awareness Information

Ebola is not seen to be an eminent threat to our region at this time. The following information is presented to provide a better understanding of the disease, its transmission,...

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Disaster Evacuation - I Can't Leave My Pet!

09/23/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:94

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:104

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:93

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:113

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:111

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:133

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:133

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:124

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:136

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:125

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:143

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:147

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:144

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:132

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:167

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:202

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:229

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:195

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:208

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:194

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:224

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:240

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:228

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:225

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:237

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:225

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:247

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:247

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:245

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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