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Heat Warning in Effect!

07/18/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:0

Heat Warning in Effect!

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is urging residents to take precautions during periods of extreme heat to prevent heat-related illnesses and injuries. Stay indoors as much as possible and limit...

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Quit Smoking - For Reproductive Health!

07/15/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:11

Quit Smoking - For Reproductive Health!

  Although we don’t know exactly which smokers might have complication because of smoking, we do know that smoking can be a threat to the ability to become pregnant, to a...

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Orphaned Container Reporting

07/12/2019 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:14

As the water continues to recede the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is committed to assist with any orphaned containers that may be discovered. Examples of flood-related orphaned containers, which may...

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Summer CERT Class Starting July19, 2019

07/11/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:16

Summer CERT Class Starting July19, 2019

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be held this summer at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. This class is free and open to adults and teens. CERT educates...

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Make a Healthy Splash!

07/10/2019 (Julie Flieg, RN) Hits:9

Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. However, they are not risk-free. CDC’s Healthy Swimming website...

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Hepatitis A in Gray Summit, Missouri food handler

07/10/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:13

JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Roadhouse 100 located at 2763 MO-100 in Gray Summit, Missouri. The investigation by the Franklin...

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Missouri WIC Program Goes Electronic!

07/01/2019 (Jennifer Mueller, WIC Coordinator) Hits:35

Missouri WIC program goes electronic eWIC will improve user experience and strengthen program’s integrity JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is offering families...

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Medical Marijuana Call Center is Taking Applicatio…

07/01/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:37

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Medical Marijuana Call Center has started taking patient applications today. The website and call center are experiencing high volumes. The Medical Marijuana Cal...

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Hepatitis A Vaccine Available

06/28/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:47

Hepatitis A Vaccine Available

 

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Tips for Teens on E-Cigarettes

06/13/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:66

Tips for Teens on E-Cigarettes

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What is WIC?

06/13/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:103

What is WIC?

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Vaccinations Recommended for College Students

06/13/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:73

Vaccinations Recommended for College Students

Have a graduating senior? Congratulations! Before you get busy preparing them to go to college, make sure they are up-to-date in their vaccines.  We've got details here on the vaccines...

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Action Steps for Sun Protection

06/13/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:67

Action Steps for Sun Protection

  While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous.  Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in a painful sunburn. It can also...

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Missouri medical marijuana sample application form…

06/11/2019 () Hits:92

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is pleased to announce the release of the Medical Marijuana Registry (MMR) sample forms and instructions as...

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Dental Event For Adults and Children

06/11/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:65

Dental Event For Adults and Children

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Keep your child safe!

06/11/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:66

Keep your child safe!

  The Children’s Trust Fund’s “Not Even For A Minute” Campaign encourages parents and caregivers to NEVER leave children unattended in or around automobiles. Left alone in a vehicle for a...

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Free A1C's on Fridays in June

06/02/2019 (Brittany Killian) Hits:62

Free A1C's on Fridays in June

  FREE A1C’S EVERY FRIDAY IN THE MONTH OF JUNE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: The A1C test is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3...

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Closed for Memorial Day, May 27th

05/24/2019 (Brittany Killian) Hits:99

Closed for Memorial Day, May 27th

The Health Department will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We will open on Tuesday, May 28th at 8am.    

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Community Opioid Information Program Cancelled for…

05/21/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:127

Our speaker tonight for the Community Opioid Information Program just contacted me to reschedule his presentation due to concerns with the weather forecasted for tonight. It will be rescheduled. Tonight's...

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DHSS announces number of medical marijuana facilit…

05/17/2019 (DHSS) Hits:105

DHSS announces number of medical marijuana facilities to be licesned

  DHSS announces number of medical marijuana facilities to be licensed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has determined the number of medical marijuana facilities...

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2019 Annual Breastfeeding Baby Shower

05/17/2019 (Brittany Killian) Hits:136

2019 Annual Breastfeeding Baby Shower

  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Annual Breastfeeding Baby Shower Monday night. Because of generous donations and gifts every attendee was able to receive 2 door...

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New WIC Guidelines 2019-2020

05/17/2019 (Ste. Genevieve Health Department) Hits:125

New WIC Guidelines 2019-2020

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Measles Outbreak and the MMR Vaccine

05/17/2019 (Ste. Genevieve Health Department) Hits:114

Measles Outbreak and the MMR Vaccine

  The Health Department has been receiving many questions regarding the measles outbreak in the Untied States. At this time, we would like to offer the following recommendations: • Persons born before 1957...

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Community Opioid Information Program

05/17/2019 (Sandra Bell, RN Administrator) Hits:120

Community Opioid Information  Program

Community members are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the Opioid problem, harm reduction and Narcan. Chad Sabora, co-founder and Executive Director of the Missouri Network...

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Open Position For Emergency Planner

05/10/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:160

Ste Genevieve County/ St Francois Health Department are looking to hire an Emergency  Planner This position will serve the role of emergency planer/manager for both health departments working in collaboration with...

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Tips for Dealing with Bed Bugs

04/18/2019 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:182

Tips for Dealing with Bed Bugs

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 up...

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Health Depatment Closed Good Friday 2019

04/17/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:198

Health Depatment Closed Good Friday 2019

The Health Department will be closed on Good Friday, April 19. 2019. We will reopen for normal services on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Drug Take Back Event April 27, 2019

04/17/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:156

Drug Take Back Event April 27, 2019

The Ste Genevieve Community Services Forum along with the Health Department and Sheriff’s Department will host a prescription drug take back event Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am – 12 pm at the Bloomsdale...

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An Opioid Overdose Can Happen Anytime

07/10/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:158

An Opioid Overdose Can Happen Anytime

  If you, a family member, or a friend is addicted to heroin or narcotic painkillers known as opioids, having Narcan readily available can save a life.   Opioid overdose emergencies...

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Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program Has Been Succes…

04/17/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:156

Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program Has Been Successful in Ste Genevieve

The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program is a smoking cessation program for pregnant women and their families. It helps pregnant women and a support partner quit smoking while...

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Teens: Don't Puff!

04/04/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:190

Teens: Don't Puff!

You may disregard many messages regarding your health, but when it comes to smoking don’t be pressured to let tobacco define you. Your strength is unique, so make good choices. ...

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Avoiding diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquit…

04/04/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:183

Avoiding diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes

With warmer weather on the way, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) wants to remind those living in and visiting the state to take precautions against tick...

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Free Adult Measles Vaccine

03/21/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:319

Free Adult Measles Vaccine

You may be hearing a lot about measles lately. And all of this news on TV, social media, Internet, newspapers and magazines may leave you wondering what you as a...

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Is Having Great Teeth Just a Matter of Luck??

03/19/2019 (Sandy Holifield, RDH, EFDA) Hits:230

Is Having Great Teeth Just a Matter of Luck??

In celebration of the luck o’ the Irish, who have a stereotype of not brushing their teeth, we wanted to discuss where your oral health REALLY comes from! https://www.irishcentral.com/news/pan-european-survey-helps-to-confirm-unfortunate-irish-teeth-stereotype-170012526-237528801 According to the...

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Free CERT Class Offered in April

03/19/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:212

Free CERT Class Offered in April

CERT is a Community Emergency Response Team group of organized and trained volunteer disaster workers that operates at the neighborhood level.   They are prepared to be self-sustaining for five days following a large...

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National Nutrition Month 2019

03/06/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:280

National Nutrition Month 2019

March is National Nutrition Month. We would like to recognize our Nutritionist, Paula Rose for all the work she does in the community teaching healthy lifestyle standards.

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Safety Tips During a Tornado Threat

03/05/2019 (Ste Genevive County Health Department) Hits:246

Safety Tips During a Tornado Threat

Pick a safe place in your home where family members could gather during a tornado. The safest place to be is underground, or as low to the ground as possible,...

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The Dangers of Smoking in Pregnancy

03/04/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:243

The Dangers of Smoking in Pregnancy

Pregnancy complications: Smoking is known to increase the chance of an ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which the fetus develops outside the uterus. The fertilized egg attaches to other organs...

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Taste of Nutrition Program

03/04/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:281

Taste of Nutrition Program

March is National Nutrition Month. March into the Health Department when our Nutritionist, Paula Rose, will host a special event highlighting a sampling of nutritious snack foods while answering any...

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Aging With Taste in 2019

03/04/2019 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:319

Aging With Taste in 2019

     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...

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An Opioid Overdose Can Happen Anytime

 

If you, a family member, or a friend is addicted to heroin or narcotic painkillers known as opioids, having Narcan readily available can save a life.   Opioid overdose emergencies can happen even when taking prescription opioids as directed, especially at higher doses and when taken with other sedating substances.

How It Works

Narcan blocks the effects of drugs made from opium, or opioids. These include: • heroin • morphine • oxycodone • methadone • fentanyl • hydrocodone • codeine • hydromorphone • buprenorphine   Opioids slow breathing. If a person takes too much of one, their breathing may stop and they could die. If given soon enough, naloxone can counter the overdose effects, usually within minutes.   A person who has overdosed may: • be breathing very slow or not breathing • have blue or purplish lips or fingernails • be limp • be vomiting or gurgling • not wake up or respond if you try to rouse him

A nasal spray form of naloxone is available, along with training on use, at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department.

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