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Young Mother's Support Group Meets Monthly

07/23/2014 (Kay Kertz, Facilitator) Hits:33

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:6

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:28

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:31

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:44

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:71

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:62

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:63

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:71

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:65

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:76

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:78

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:74

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:71

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:67

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:71

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:70

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:85

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:89

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:106

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:108

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:97

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:101

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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Drink More Water Every Day

06/11/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:104

Drink More Water Every Day

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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Prevent Elder Abuse

06/10/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:97

Prevent Elder Abuse

Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the US alone? That trend is going to continue for nearly the next 20 years. Our demographics are shifting,...

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Boil Order Guidelines

06/09/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:104

Boil Order Guidelines

  During a boil water order, water may serve as a source of contamination for food, foodequipment, utensils and hands. Therefore the following is guidance for food establishments tofollow when a...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

05/22/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:111

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid course will be offered by Laura Carter from the Southeast Regional Support Center at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department. This program is offered free...

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Back To School Immunization Clinics

06/15/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:115

Back To School Immunization Clinics

The Health Department will hold another school immunization clinic for children entering Kindergarten and 8th grade on Thursday, July 10 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. The clinic will be...

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Passport Services Not Available on June 3, 2014

05/30/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:120

Passport Services Not Available on June 3, 2014

Passport and vital records services will not be available at the health department on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Staff who perform these duties will be out of the office on...

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Congratulations 2014 Graduates!!!

05/25/2014 () Hits:120

Congratulations 2014 Graduates!!!

                                                                     Congratulations and Good Luck to all of our 2014 graduates!!!

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Congratulations to Our New CPR Instructors!

05/19/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:124

Congratulations to Our New CPR Instructors!

Congratulations to Mary Roth and Jennifer Mueller on completing the American Heart Association CPR instructor course joining Diana Giesler on our CPR instructor team!

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Add More Fiber to Your Day

05/14/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:128

Add More Fiber to Your Day

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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Thank You Nurses!!!

05/05/2014 () Hits:147

Thank You Nurses!!!

We wanted to Thank our wonderful Nurses at Ste. Genevieve County Health Department for a wonderful job they do keeping our community healthy!!

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Heroin Community Awareness Program

05/05/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:144

Heroin Community Awareness Program

Join us for an open community event about heroin this WEDNESDAY, May 7, 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria (lowest level) of Valle School, Ste. Genevieve. Speakers will include Chad Sabora,...

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Blood Pressure Education Month 2014

05/06/2014 () Hits:138

Blood Pressure Education Month 2014

National High Blood Pressure Education Month (May 2014) National High Blood Pressure Education Month, recognized annually in May, is an important observance time for Measure Up/Pressure Down™ and its participating medical...

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Nurses Week

05/05/2014 () Hits:141

Nurses Week

National Nurses Week History National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week...

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World No Tobacco Day

05/02/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:157

World No Tobacco Day

The "World No Tobacco Day" is observed on May 31, 2014. This day is sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and celebrated annually. It highlights the health risks associated...

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Power Failures: How to Protect Your Food

04/24/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:170

Power Failures: How to Protect Your Food

What is the first thing I should do to protect foods if the power goes out?• Try to keep the doors of refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible....

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2014 Breastfeeding Baby Shower

04/23/2014 (Brittany Tripp, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) Hits:189

2014 Breastfeeding Baby Shower

Monday, April 14th, the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department WIC program hosted their annual Breastfeeding Baby Shower. Many prizes were given away to pregnant and breastfeeding moms in our community....

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New WIC Income Guidelines for 2014/2015

04/23/2014 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:168

New WIC Income Guidelines for 2014/2015

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 ingredient...

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