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Accepting Adopt a Family Sponsors

09/21/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:12

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:9

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:24

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:31

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:36

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:27

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:49

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:45

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:56

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:62

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:78

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:123

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:92

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:81

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:117

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:108

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:114

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:113

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:108

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:91

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:173

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:166

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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It is Tick Time!

06/13/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:161

It is Tick Time!

Summertime is here, and along with it is the threat of tick-borne disease.  Ticks can transmit serious, and sometimes fatal illness.  Many of these illnesses can be effectively prevented or...

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Kindergarten Vaccinations are Available!

06/13/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:164

Kindergarten Vaccinations are Available!

Parents of in-coming Kindergarteners: Bring your child in this week for kindergarten immunizations and receive a free bag and book!  Before entry into school each kindergartener is required by state...

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Accepting Resumes for Open Position

06/07/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:237

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is seeking applicants for an open position for Clerical Administrative Assistant. This is a multifaceted position that encompasses a variety of responsibilities to serve...

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2017 WIC Income Guidelines

06/02/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, WIC Coordinator) Hits:191

2017 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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Teen CERT Class Coming July 2017

05/17/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:278

Teen CERT Class Coming July 2017

The SGC Health Department will be offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for teens this summer. Registration is now open for a class that is forming to run...

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Free Tetanus Vaccine for Recent Flood Victims and …

05/17/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:214

Free Tetanus Vaccine for Recent Flood Victims and Clean up Crews

The Health Department has free Tetanus vaccine for anyone exposed to flood waters during the time of the flood or during this time of clean up and recovery. No appointment...

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Family & Friends CPR Class in May

05/05/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:219

Family & Friends CPR Class in May

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver “Family and Friends” CPR classes on Thursday, May 25, 2017; 1 pm to 4 p.m. This class is...

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Portion Control Tips

05/05/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:238

Portion Control Tips

     You can enjoy your meals while making small adjustments to the amounts of food on your plate.  Healthy meals start with more fruits, vegetables, grains, lean protein foods,...

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Health Department Closed Monday, May 8, 2017

05/05/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:214

Health Department Closed Monday, May 8, 2017

The Health Department will be closed Monday, May 8, 2017 in honor of Harry Truman's Birthday. 

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Cleaning After a Flood

05/05/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:443

Cleaning After a Flood

First steps Follow instructions of emergency personnel as to when it is safe to return. Contact your insurance agent.  Give your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached. ...

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Food Safety After a Flood

05/05/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:216

Food Safety After a Flood

During power outages Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about 4 hours if it...

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Safe Drinking Water After a Flood

05/05/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:255

Safe Drinking Water After a Flood

How does water become contaminated in a flood? After a flood, assume that all water sources are contaminated until proven safe. Contaminated water can cause people to become sick.   How will I know...

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2017 Breastfeeding Baby Shower

05/05/2017 (Brittany Killian, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) Hits:212

2017 Breastfeeding Baby Shower

We would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to our Breastfeeding Baby Shower on Monday. We had a great turn out. Thank you to all the...

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Take Caution When Returning to Flood Damaged Homes

05/03/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:199

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2017     The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services urges Missourians to take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses during clean-up efforts. The dangers...

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World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2017

05/16/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:200

World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2017

The theme for World No Tobacco Day, is "Tobacco – a threat to development." This year it will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health...

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Second and Third Hand Smoke

05/02/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:247

Second and Third Hand Smoke

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that are cancer causing.  Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems related...

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Flood Safety 2017

05/02/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:209

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2017   Flood water continues to pose serious risks, potential drowning, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services warns Parents should keep children out of harm’s way; precautions should...

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Drug Take Back Event

04/26/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:234

Drug Take Back Event

The Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum along with the Bloomsdale Pharmacy is holding a prescription drug take back event this Saturday, April 29th to coincide with the National Prescription Drug...

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