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Rotary Club Welcomes Green Tree Plastics Guest

02/11/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:49

Rotary Club Welcomes Green Tree Plastics Guest

The Ste. Genevieve Rotary welcomed guest speaker Toby Hernandez from Green Tree Plastics at its most recent meeting. Green Tree Plastics out of Evansville, Indi...ana is behind the popular “Caps...

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Alzheimer Support Group Meetings at Health Departm…

02/11/2018 (Darlene Milfelt-Klein Guest Commentary) Hits:47

Alzheimer Support Group Meetings at Health Department

Are you a Caregiver? Do you have a loved one, or does someone you know have a loved one suffering from Dementia or Alzhimer’s disease? Do you find yourself overwhelmed...

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Hepatitis A

02/11/2018 (Anna Miller, SEMO Nursing Student/Guest Commentary) Hits:48

Hepatitis A

Recently, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released a statement affirming an investigation into the incidence of a food handler in Poplar Bluff, Missouri potentially contaminating food at...

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Health Department Closed February 12th, and Februa…

02/11/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:45

Health Department Closed February 12th, and February 19th

The Health Department will be closed Monday, February 12th in honor of President Lincoln's birthday. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 13th at 8:00 am.  We will also be closed on...

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We Appreciate Ste Genevieve School Cap Collection …

02/06/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:55

We Appreciate Ste Genevieve School Cap Collection Competition!

Thank You Ste. Genevieve School for contributing to our Caps Program by having a fun and amusing cap competition. These caps will help us bring more benches to the community....

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Increase in Passport Fees Beginning April 2018

02/06/2018 (Brittany Killian) Hits:60

Increase in Passport Fees Beginning April 2018

UPDATE ON PASSPORT FEES Effective Monday, April 2, 2018 the cost of execution fees for NEW passports is increasing from $25 to $35! All other passport fees will remain the same....

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Warning Regarding Abuse of Anti-Diarrhea Medicatio…

02/06/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:51

Warning Regarding Abuse of Anti-Diarrhea Medication

Recent information has been made available on the current misuse of over the counter anti diarrhea medications. The diarrhea drug, Imodium, has been being used as an alternative to opioid painkillers...

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CPR and First Aid Classes Offered in February

01/30/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:70

CPR and First Aid Classes Offered in February

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 February 21, 2018 from 5:30 pm –...

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Living a Healthy Life Classes Free at Health Depar…

01/30/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:59

Living a Healthy Life Classes Free at Health Department

Upcoming Classes on Living a Healthy Life will be offered free at the health department. This free program is designed to assist you in developing a self-management program to help you...

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Recall Alert!

01/29/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:67

3 baby products recalled.     Click on links for photos and details.   Multipro Bassinet – Sold at Amazon https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/bassinets-recalled-due-to-violation-of-bassinet-cradle-standard-made-by-multipro-recall   VTech Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobile - sold at Amazon, WalMart & K Mart https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/VTech-Recalls-Lights-Lullabies-Travel-Mobiles-Due-to-Injury-Hazard   VTech Infant Rattle - sold at...

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Adoptees Can Now Obtain Their Original Birth Certi…

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:86

Mo. Department of Health and Senior Services issues original birth certificates to adoptees Department efforts are recognized with Missouri House of Representatives Resolution JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Until recently, people who were...

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Closed for Martin Luther King Day

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:88

Closed for Martin Luther King Day

The Ste. Genevieve Health Department will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. We will re-open at 9:30am on Tuesday, January 16th.

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Staff Training Tuesday, January 16, 2018

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:90

Staff Training Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Health Department will be closed from 8:00 am to 9:30 am for staff training on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Open Position for Board Member

01/08/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:258

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department has an opening on our Board of Directors for a new member. Board members must be a resident of Ste Genevieve County and be...

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Boil Order for the Entire City of St Mary Has Been…

01/08/2018 () Hits:87

This precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.   Date Advisory Issued: January 8, 2018.   Location: Entire City of St. Mary.   Reason: 6” main line break.   Corrective actions taken by the system: Precautionary boil water advisory issued.  Repairs, disinfection...

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Holiday Closing

12/22/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:118

Holiday Closing

The Health Department will be closed December 22nd through December 25th to allow our staff time to be off with family and friends. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas

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Widespread Flu Cases in Missouri

12/20/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:122

Widespread Flu Cases in Missouri

The flu seems to be widespread for the Christmas holidays!  That is what the state surveillance is showing, and also Ste Genevieve County.  According to state statistics and predictions, the...

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Preparing for Winter Weather

12/13/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:126

Preparing for Winter Weather

With winter upon us it’s time to seriously consider preparing for winter weather.  It can come in a variety of ways; snow, sleet, freezing rain.  There are some things we...

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Understanding La Nina

12/07/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:121

Understanding La Nina

How might that be interpreted by the non-meteorologist? Perhaps a paraphrase of what the experts are saying is the easiest. So, winter weather of some significance is expected for folks...

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Plan Your Tobacco Quit Strategy in December

12/05/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:130

Plan Your Tobacco Quit Strategy in December

Quitting isn’t easy, but December is a good time to build a plan that will help you kick nicotine addiction in the coming year. Think of it as a Christmas...

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Safety Never Takes a Holiday

12/05/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:119

Safety Never Takes a Holiday

QUICK FACTS Follow recommended food safety guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The holidays bring about changes to the home. Take a look around at the child’s eye level to...

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Making Healthier Holiday Choices

12/05/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:130

Making Healthier Holiday Choices

The holidays are often filled with traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make to create healthier meals...

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Flu Season is Hitting Hard in Missouri

12/05/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:163

Flu Season is Hitting Hard in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The 2017-2018 flu season is off to an early start in Missouri. As of November 25, 2017, there were 1,545 cases of the flu reported to...

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Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 2017

11/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:132

Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 2017

The Health Department will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be open Monday, November 27th at 8:00 am. We wish everyone...

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Community Survey

11/21/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:165

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:149

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:158

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:155

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:335

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:163

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:197

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:189

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:190

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:200

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:172

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:191

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:196

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:219

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:209

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:233

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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