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Community Survey

11/21/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:5

Community Survey

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is conducting a community survey to identify important needs for programs and services for the maternal child health population. The maternal child health population...

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Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

11/21/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:1

Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

Recently there have been outbreaks of Hepatitis A, including one in Southeast Missouri.  Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus.  The virus causes inflammation...

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Kids, Cars, and Cigarettes

11/15/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:17

Kids, Cars, and Cigarettes

Exposure to secondhand smoke has serious and costly health implications for infants and children.  There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.  Recent studies confirm that pollution levels...

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Free Classes Offered at Health Department in Decem…

11/15/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:21

Free Classes Offered at Health Department in December

Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a...

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New Hypertension Guidelines from the American Hear…

11/15/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:18

New Hypertension Guidelines from the American Heart Association

    John Warner, M.D., MBA; President, American Heart Association, 2017-18 A growing health crisis has a grip on our nation. It’s not a new epidemic or disease — it’s high blood pressure,...

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Update on the Flu Season

11/04/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:32

Update on the Flu Season

The flu season is here and the Ste Genevieve County Health Department is recommending flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. So far there have not been any...

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Still Needing Sponsors for Adopt a Family

11/02/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:41

Still Needing Sponsors for Adopt a Family

We are still looking for Sponsors for Adopt a Family. Please Contact The Ste. Genevieve Health Department at 573-883-7411 to sign up as a Sponsor!

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Flu Shots for Veterans!

11/02/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:30

Flu Shots for Veterans!

Thank you to all our Veterans! Remember Veterans can come get their Flu shot for free during the month of November!

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Making Small Changes

11/02/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:36

Making Small Changes

  As the holidays approach, many people struggle with making healthy food choices while still being able to engage in celebrations.  Although we sometimes try to blame the holidays for...

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Free Flu Vaccine for Veterans in November

10/26/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:44

Free Flu Vaccine for Veterans in November

During the month of November the Health Department will be offering free flu shots to our Veterans. Veterans may come into the health department during regular business hours to receive...

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Community Flu Clinics at Three Locations Tomorrow!

10/23/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:45

Community Flu Clinics at Three Locations Tomorrow!

Flu clinics will be held at the following locations on 10/24/17 Bloomsdale Fire Department 8:00am-10:00am St Mary’s Catholic Church 11:00am-1:00pm St. Mary’s City Hall 1:30pm- 2:30pm Come out and get your Flu shot!

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Prepare to Quit: The Great American Smokeout Novem…

10/23/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:49

Prepare to Quit: The Great American Smokeout November 16, 2017

If you’re a smoker, quitting can be the single most important step you take to protect your health and the health of your loved ones.  Quitting smoking can be hard,...

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/04/2017 (Nicole Hoog, SEMO BSN Student) Hits:78

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

            One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Luckily, when breast cancer is detected early,...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 6, 2017

10/03/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:80

Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 6, 2017

Reminder! We will be holding our annual Drive Thru Flu clinic at the Ste Genevieve Fire House this Thursday, October 6th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come drive through...

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Drug Take Back Events in October

10/03/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:83

Drug Take Back Events in October

The Ste Genevieve Community Services Forum will host two prescription drug take back events Friday, October 27th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at St Mary City Hall, and Saturday, October 28th from...

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WIC Contract Awarded for 2017/2018

10/03/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, RN, WIC Coordinator) Hits:84

WIC Contract Awarded for 2017/2018

STE GENEVIEVE – 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 2017-2018...

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CPR Class for Childcare Providers

09/28/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:86

CPR Class for Childcare Providers

A Heartsaver CPR Certification and First Aid class will be offered to child care providers by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on November 1st and 2nd, 2017 from 5:30...

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Fruits and Vegetables

10/02/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:83

Fruits and Vegetables

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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Accepting Adopt a Family Sponsors

09/21/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:98

Accepting Adopt a Family Sponsors

The Ste Gen Health Department is accepting sponsors for the Adopt a Family program this year. Please call us at (573) 883-7411 for more information.

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What is Third Hand Smoke, and Why is it a Concern?

09/21/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:84

What is Third Hand Smoke, and Why is it a Concern?

Thirdhand smoke is generally considered to be residual nicotine and other chemicals which have been left on a variety of indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke.  This residue is thought to...

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Take the Action to Fight Cold and Flu this Season

09/15/2017 (Whitnie Petzoldt, SEMO Student Nurse) Hits:110

Take the Action to Fight Cold and Flu this Season

Take the time to get your annual flu vaccine which is currently available here at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get...

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National Emergency Preparedness Month September 20…

09/11/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:109

National Emergency Preparedness Month September 2017

September is National Preparedness Month.  How should you prepare? This month is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual initiative sponsored by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).  Every September, FEMA encourages Americans...

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2017 Breast Feeding Friendly Clinic Award!

09/11/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:112

2017 Breast Feeding Friendly Clinic Award!

Ste. Genevieve Health Department was awarded the Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic award for 2017! This is awarded to WIC agencies who provide optimal breastfeeding support. Our WIC staff does an...

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CPR and First Aid Class Offered September 2017

09/11/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:95

CPR and First Aid Class Offered September 2017

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 September 19, 2017 from 12:00 pm –...

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Free Pneumonia Vaccine

09/06/2017 (Brittany Killian, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:126

Free Pneumonia Vaccine

The Health Department currently has some Pneumococcal 23 (pneumonia vaccine) for FREE for a limited time only. Doctor's orders are required to get this vaccine. This vaccine protects against 23...

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Official Proclamation by Governor Greitens for Nur…

09/06/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:112

Official Proclamation by Governor Greitens for Nurse's Week!

Thank you to Governor Eric Greitens for the Official Proclamation of Nurse’s Week May 6-12 2017 in celebration of the ways in which registered nurses strive to provide safe and...

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Start the Day with a Good Breakfast

09/01/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:125

Start the Day with a Good Breakfast

     Breakfast is the meal most neglected and missed.  People accredit this to their hectic lifestyles, wanting to lose weight, or not feeling hungry in the morning.  However, most...

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Start Repairing - Stop Smoking!

08/30/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:154

Start Repairing - Stop Smoking!

It is possible to reverse the effects of smoking and to improve health. Once a person begins smoking they do damage to their body and others who breathe in their...

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2017 Flu Vaccination Clinics

08/30/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:149

2017 Flu Vaccination Clinics

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will be offering Flu Shots at the following clinics and locations:   9-12-2017 - 1st in office vaccination clinic 8:00 m - 3:30 pm.    9-26-2017  SGC Nutrition...

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Inspections of Local Facilities are Available on T…

08/19/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:198

Inspections of Local Facilities are Available on This Website

The lodging facility at Ozora truck stop is currently not approved to be opened by state or local health inspectors and currently is not licensed. Rooms are being offered for...

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Eye Safety is Critical During Eclipse

08/18/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:170

Eye Safety is Critical During Eclipse

 On August 21st, people will gather from coast to coast to view a rare solar eclipse, especially in Missouri. The state will offer some of the best vantage points in...

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Closed for Eclipse August 21, 2017

08/18/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:162

Closed for Eclipse August 21, 2017

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be closed on Monday August 21st for the Total Solar Eclipse. The parking lot is reserved for Eclipse parking assigned and authorized by...

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Negative Consequences of Smoking

07/20/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:195

Negative Consequences of Smoking

Smoking has been proven to have a negative effect on one’s health and the health of others exposed to second hand smoke. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals and 69...

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Community Drug Take Back Event August 5, 2017

07/20/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:183

Community Drug Take Back Event August 5, 2017

The Ste Genevieve Community Services Forum will host the next prescription drug take back event Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12 pm at the Country Mart Party...

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Adult CERT Class Offered in August 2017

07/20/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:182

Adult CERT Class Offered in August 2017

Adult Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be held August 15th, August 22nd, August 29th and September 5th, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Ste. Genevieve County Health...

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Limited Services Available Next Week

07/20/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:188

Limited Services Available Next Week

Due to multiple grant required staff training the following services will not be available at the Health Department next week…July 25th- no TB Test can be done July 26th, 27th,...

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Holly Simon's Memorial Bench

07/20/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:178

Holly Simon's Memorial Bench

The Health Department recently held a dedication ceremony for the memorial bench and garden in honor of longtime board member Holly Simons. The bench is located in the back of...

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Heat Related Illness

07/20/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:167

Heat Related Illness

Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself. During extreme heat, sweating may not be enough to cool your...

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2017 Summer Safety Week

06/16/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:250

Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week calls attention to dangers of excessive heat JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and the National...

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Baby & Me: Tobacco Free Program

06/13/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:241

Baby & Me: Tobacco Free Program

Baby and Me: Tobacco Free is an incentive-based program designed to help hundreds of pregnant women quit smoking during their pregnancy and stay quit after the baby is born.  Ste....

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