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Drug Take Back Event

04/26/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:12

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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RIP Holly

04/19/2017 () Hits:35

RIP Holly

Thank you for all your time and devotion you gave to Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. RIP Holly, you and your family are in our thought and prayers.

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SGHS CERT Class 2017

03/28/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:65

SGHS CERT Class 2017

Ste Genevieve High School students completed the Citizen's Emergency Response Training (CERT) to prepare them for any emergency. Thank you to all our community partners who help us to teach...

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Happy Nutrition Month to Our Nutritionist Paula Ro…

03/28/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:60

Happy Nutrition Month to Our Nutritionist Paula Rose

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward!" Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active. A...

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Heartsaver CPR Class Offered to Public in April

03/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:83

Heartsaver CPR Class Offered to Public in April

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on April 5, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This course...

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First Aid Class Offered to Public in April

03/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:70

First Aid Class Offered to Public in April

 The Health Department will be offering a First Aid class to the public on April 6 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This course is for anyone with limited or...

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2017 Missouri Fish Consumption Advisory

03/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:95

2017 Missouri Fish Consumption Advisory

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recently released the 2017 Fish Consumption Advisory, an annual report that provides a variety of useful information to people who consume...

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Poison Prevention Tips

03/22/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:64

Poison Prevention Tips

Making your home safe is critical to avoiding poisoning because more than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home.1 Here you will find basic tips for preventing poisonings. Seasonal...

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Dangers of Smoking with Kids in the Car

03/21/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:73

Dangers of Smoking with Kids in the Car

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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Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health

03/08/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:93

Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health

“Eat a rainbow of colors often,” Core Performance founder Mark Verstegen is fond of saying—and with good reason. Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to...

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Tuberculosis

03/08/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:112

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be an active disease. It is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, but is also still prevalent in the United States.   It is...

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Mosquitoes Beware!

03/01/2017 (Ashley Ochs, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:101

Mosquitoes Beware!

As spring approaches and comes in full-force we have to be vigilant of insects that carry diseases and can cause health issues.  One of the most common insects in Missouri...

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Flu Season Update

02/21/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:133

Flu Season Update

We continue to see a high numbers of positive flu cases in Ste Genevieve County.  Our county data is consistent with neighboring counties and state data.  This past week we...

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February 2017 Flu Update

02/10/2017 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:179

February 2017 Flu Update

Hello Ste. Genevieve County!!! Just wanted to update everyone that positive flu cases are on the rise during the 5th week of this year!!!! This flu season, 20,400 positive flus...

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Adult Vaccine Fast Facts

02/10/2017 (Sydney Michael, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:132

Adult Vaccine Fast Facts

            If you (or someone you know) have not received all of your adult vaccinations, this article is for you! Have you received your shingles,...

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Ste Genevieve County Joins St Louis County with PD…

02/06/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:153

Ste Genevieve County joins St Louis County in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The story can be read at St Louis Post Dispatch website.  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ste-genevieve-county-joins-st-louis-county-s-prescription-drug/article_f01eebe9-7ed2-5b1b-906c-c2b0f640a2ad.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share  

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2017 Exercise Tips

02/03/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:155

2017 Exercise Tips

Exercise is such an important piece to overall health of the body but it also plays a large role in our mental health.  Research has shown that people who exercise...

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Ste Genevieve County Adopts Prescription Drug Moni…

02/03/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:152

Ste Genevieve County Adopts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Ste Genevieve County joins St Louis County to implement a prescription drug monitoring program. KFVS came to Ste Genevieve for the story.    STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Federal funding is...

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More Tips to Help You Quit in 2017

02/03/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:140

More Tips to Help You Quit in 2017

Don't Let Fear Paralyze You Don't let fear stop you before you get started. Set your date (or reset) and try until you succeed. Use a Quit Journal Consider starting a quit journal...

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Health Department Programs at Sainte Genevieve Lib…

02/10/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:187

Health Department Programs at Sainte Genevieve Library

Class: Family Emergency PreparationDate and Time: Mon., Feb. 20 at 6:00 PM Host: Robert Bach, in cooperation with the Ste. Genevieve County Health Dept.   Class: Heart Health and Cholesterol Date and...

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WINTER STORM

01/12/2017 () Hits:175

WINTER STORM

Our office will be closed on Friday January 13, 2017. Due to the weather conditions, be safe stay inside and make sure you have enough food, blankets, flashlights, cell phone...

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Martin Luther King Day 2017

01/12/2017 (Stephanie Fisher) Hits:167

Martin Luther King Day 2017

  Our office will be closed on Monday January 16, 2017 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.    

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January CERT Class Cancelled

01/06/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:177

January CERT Class Cancelled

Due to a low number of registrations, our CERT class scheduled to start January 10, 2017 has been cancelled. Another class will be scheduled later in the year.

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Two Hour Weather Delay January 5, 2017

01/05/2017 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:187

Two Hour Weather Delay January 5, 2017

The health department will open at 10:00 am today to allow time for roads to be cleared and safe travel.

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Make Positive Changes for 2017

12/29/2016 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:245

Make Positive Changes for 2017

Happy New Year!  It seems that with the start of every New Year come resolutions we make that we vow we are going to keep.  “I’m going to lose weight”,...

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Staying Smoke Free in 2017!

12/29/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:185

Staying Smoke Free in 2017!

Your Reasons to Quit Remind yourself of the reasons you quit in the first place. Remember the 5Ds when you feel the urge to smoke: Delay. Drink water. Do something else....

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New Year Celebration Safety 2017!

12/29/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:210

New Year Celebration Safety 2017!

Ringing in the New Year with friends and family is so much fun, and most people enjoy having a drink to celebrate. However, we took a look at the New...

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2017

12/29/2016 (Stephanie Fisher) Hits:196

2017

Our office will be closing early on Friday December 30, 2016, we will also be closed on Monday January 2, 2017 for the New Year Holiday. We will reopen at...

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Give the Best Gift of All - Start Planning Your To…

12/14/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:202

Give the Best Gift of All - Start Planning Your Tobacco Quit Strategy

Quitting isn’t easy. Nicotine, the addictive ingredient in tobacco, is as addictive as heroin or cocaine according to the American Cancer Society.  In fact, the average person attempts to quit...

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

12/01/2016 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:251

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed throughout the holidays.  You have presents to buy, parties to attend, decorations to hang, guests to entertain, not to mention all of the extra food...

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Lake Developments and the On-site Sewage Program R…

12/01/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:246

Lake Developments and the On-site Sewage Program Rules

As the only Health Department inspector for Ste. Genevieve County I receive a lot of call about the rules.  Some questions are very straight forward and easy to answer.  Some...

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2017 CERT Class

12/01/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:258

2017 CERT Class

Adult Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be held January 10th, January 17th, January 24th and January 31st, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Ste. Genevieve County Health...

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Second Hand Smoke Really Does Hurt You

11/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:286

Second Hand Smoke Really Does Hurt You

         It hurts you.                                 It doesn’t take much.                                                 It doesn’t take long. When a person smokes near you, you breathe secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is the combination of...

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Ste Genevieve County Will Join Region in Prescript…

11/18/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:299

Ste Genevieve County Will Join Region in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Ste Genevieve County will be the first county south of St Louis to join St Louis County, St Louis City, and St Charles County in participation of a Prescription Drug...

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Small Changes Can Make Such a Difference!

11/15/2016 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:312

Small Changes Can Make Such a Difference!

Our portions today are out of control.  This isn’t something that is going to change overnight but taking a few steps at a time and sticking to it, you can...

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Knights of Columbus Donate Special Books for Kids

11/09/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:298

Knights of Columbus Donate Special Books for Kids

The Health Department would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation enabling us to purchase the book "The Night Before Kindergarten" to give to all children...

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Knights of Columbus Donate Coats

11/09/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:310

Knights of Columbus Donate Coats

The Knights of Columbus generously donated two dozen coats to children participating in the Adopt a Family program this year. Their donation will go a long way in helping families...

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Women's Safety Seminar to be Held November 28th

11/09/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:259

Women's Safety Seminar to be Held November 28th

Due to popular demand, the Health Department is once again offering a safety seminar for women ages 17 and older.  Date: November 28, 2016 Location: Ste. Genevieve County Health Department 115...

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November Friends & Family CPR Class

11/02/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:267

November Friends & Family CPR Class

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR “Family and Friends” CPR classes on Thursday, November 10 2016; 1 pm to 4 p.m. This class...

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Thank You To Everyone Who Supported Our School Flu…

10/28/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:320

Thank You To Everyone Who Supported Our School Flu Vaccination Program!

The staff and Board of Directors for Ste Genevieve County Health Department would like to express our appreciation to all school administrators, teachers, and parent volunteers for their support and...

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