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Teen Vaping

01/14/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:3

Teen Vaping

 Is it a flash drive or a Juul attached to your child’s computer?  Look closely because it could actually be a Juul, a type of electronic cigarette, the most popular...

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Smoking and Pregnancy: Link to Birth Defects

01/14/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:5

Smoking and Pregnancy: Link to Birth Defects

 January is recognized as Missouri Birth Defects Prevention and Awareness Month to remind women of childbearing age that steps can be taken to promote a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. ...

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WIC is Still Open to Provide Services

01/14/2019 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:3

WIC is Still Open to Provide Services

Even with the Government shutdown, WIC is still available and vouchers are able to be used as of right now in Missouri. As more information becomes available, we will post...

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT!

01/14/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:3

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT!

  We still have High Dose Flu Shots available at the Health Department. The High Dose vaccine is for people 65 years and older. For questions call the Health Department at...

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DHSS begins rulemaking process for medical marijua…

01/14/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:4

DHSS begins rulemaking process for medical marijuana program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Following the majority of Missourians’ November 2018 vote to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began accepting pre-filed license...

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DHSS Health Advisory for Legionella

12/26/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:78

Health Advisory December 21, 2018 FROM: RANDALL W. WILLIAMS, MD, FACOG DIRECTOR   The St. Louis Marriott West hotel in St. Louis County, Missouri is under investigation following two Legionnaire’s disease case...

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Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epid…

12/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:76

Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic'

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email   TwitterFacebook   U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Tuesday that local restrictions, including bans on indoor vaping, are needed to reduce youth e-cigarette use. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images Vaping by U.S. teenagers has reached...

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UPDATED: DHSS Provides Update on Possible Area of…

12/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:63

    JEFFERSON CITY - In consultation with experts at the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is advising recent, current,...

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Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for…

12/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:63

  JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The United Health Foundation released their annual America’s Health Rankings yesterday, and Missouri improved from 40th to 38th. The 2018 ranking is a part of the 29th annual...

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National Weather Spotter Training Class

12/19/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:61

National Weather Spotter Training Class

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOTTER TRAINING   FEB 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY HEALTH 115 BASLER DR.   Come learn about the science behind tornadoes and other types of severe weather! This...

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Health Department's Authority Regarding Environmen…

12/12/2018 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:82

Health Department's Authority Regarding Environmental Health Issues in the County

  The environmental department of the Health Department regulates food service facilities like restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, school cafeterias, and any other facility that sells food to the public for...

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Jimmy Dean Recall Notice

12/12/2018 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:72

CTI Foods LLC, an Owingsville, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically...

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Arthritis Exercise Classes Offered Free at the Hea…

12/10/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:82

Arthritis Exercise Classes Offered Free at the Health Department

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is offering an Arthritis Exercise Class every Tuesday and every Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the lower level of the health department....

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Sneaky Device Increasing Teen Vaping

01/01/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:29

Sneaky Device Increasing Teen Vaping

Is it a flash drive or a Juul attached to your child’s computer? Look closely because it could actually be a Juul, a type of electronic cigarette, the most popular...

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How Can Smoking Harm Your and Your Baby?

12/05/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:96

How Can Smoking Harm Your and Your Baby?

Your baby may be born too small, even after a full-term pregnancy. Smoking slows your baby’s growth before birth. Your baby may be born too early (premature birth). Premature babies often...

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Free Educational Program for Parents About Teens a…

11/27/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:151

HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW An Initiative to Help Parents Spot Signs of Risky Behavior Tuesday, January 22, 2019      DuBourg Centre                                                                                                                                                 305 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO Exhibit open 6:00-8:00 pm, Presentation at...

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Romaine Lettuce Recall November 2018

11/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:520

Romaine Lettuce Recall What is the Problem and What is Being Done? The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to...

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Dental Event Coming December 18 and 19, 2018

11/19/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:157

Dental Event Coming December 18 and 19, 2018

COMTREA and the Ste. Genevieve Health Department are excited to announce another dental event coming December 18 and 19th.  Children of all ages with Medicaid can come see the dentist as...

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Delayed Opening Today Due to Weather

11/15/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:122

Delayed Opening Today Due to Weather

Due to last night's inclement weather, the health department will open at 10:00 am to allow staff safer travels in their commute. 

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WIC Contract Awarded for 2019

11/07/2018 (Jennifer Mueller, RN WIC Coordinator) Hits:142

WIC Contract Awarded for 2019

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 2018-2019 has been signed...

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2018 Great American Smoke Out

11/07/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:181

2018 Great American Smoke Out

The Great American Smokeout – November 15th Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about...

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Substance Use Liaison at Health Department October…

10/26/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:155

Substance Use Liaison at Health Department October 30th.

If you, or a love one are struggling with drug or alcohol use, the Health Department, in collaboration with Gibson Recovery Center, will be offering help through a new service...

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Disposal of Unused Prescription Drugs Saves Lives!…

10/15/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:159

Disposal of Unused Prescription Drugs Saves Lives!!

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and overwho used drugs for the first time began by using a...

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Closed Monday, October 8, 2018

10/05/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:186

Closed Monday, October 8, 2018

The Health Department will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbus Day. We will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, October 10, 2018. On this...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 11, 2018

10/05/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:219

Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 11, 2018

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will be offering a Drive Thru Flu Clinic Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Ste Genevieve Fire House....

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Drug Take Back Event October 27,2018

10/05/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:230

Drug Take Back Event October 27,2018

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

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No Immunization Services After 12:00 pm October 5,…

10/04/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:183

Due to our transition to electronic medical records, we will be unable to provide immunization services after 12:00 pm tomorrow, Friday, October 5, 2018. Normal services will resume on Tuesday,...

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Smoking During Pregnancy

10/04/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:169

Smoking During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, it is never too late to quit smoking. There are benefits to quitting smoking at any stage of your pregnancy. Quitting as soon as possible will...

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Suicide Prevention

09/28/2018 (Miranda Crosier, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:189

Suicide Prevention

In 2016, there were 45,000 deaths caused by suicide which is a 30% increase since 1999. In teenagers, suicide has become the leading cause of death. It is the 3rd...

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Don Pritchard Got His Flu Shot This Year!

09/23/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:223

Don Pritchard Got His Flu Shot This Year!

Don Pritchard got his flu shot today! The flu season is almost here and the Ste Genevieve County Health Department is recommending flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. ...

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Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency?

09/23/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:171

Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency?

Is your Family Ready for an Emergency??? Plan for all family members, even your pets! Water & non-perishable food are a must!! Have alternative power sources ... Have on hand enough...

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Compating the Opioid Crisis

09/14/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:245

Compating the Opioid Crisis

Local churches will be hosting an event about the opioid crisis and Narcan. This   crisis has swept across our nation and left many broken families and deaths in its wake....

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Pnuemonia

09/13/2018 (Kayla Drew, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:231

Pnuemonia

As the winter months come rolling around all we can think about is the flu. However, the flu is not the only culprit that can make us sick during the...

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JUULING: What parents need to know about this harm…

09/13/2018 (Jenna Little, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:262

JUULING: What parents need to know about this harmful trend.

At first glance it may look like a USB drive, but the newest trend among teenagers and young adults happens to be a discrete version of the popular E-cigarette, or...

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Test of the Emergency Alert System September 20, 2…

09/12/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:247

Test of the Emergency Alert System September 20, 2018

National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Thursday, September 20, 2018 National Preparedness Month (NPM), provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare...

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Perry County Public Viewing of Video Written Off A…

08/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:305

JOIN US FOR THE VIEWING OF WRITTEN OFF“THE JOURNALS WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING” The film, Written Off, chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, whose addiction to opioids began at age 15, after...

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Learn More About Salmonella Infections

08/21/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:292

Learn More About Salmonella Infections

Infections such as Salmonella are more common during summer months. This may be due to higher temperatures and frequent gatherings and events, in which large outbreaks are not uncommon. Salmonella...

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Young Mother Support Group Has New Membership Guid…

08/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:397

Young Mother Support Group Has New Membership Guidelines

The Ste Genevieve County Young Mother Support Group has revised their membership guidelines and is now open to mothers of all ages who are expecting, or have children under the...

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Boil Water Advisory for Grayhawk Subdivision

08/21/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:234

This precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.  Special bacteriological water samples have tested safe.     Date advisory issued: August 21, 2018.   Location: South end of subdivision.   Reason: 2” main line break and a leaking tee fitting.   Corrective...

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West Nile Virus 2018

08/15/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:273

West Nile Virus 2018

In Missouri, mosquitoes found carrying the disease have been found in St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson County. Human West Nile virus cases, in our area, generally occur in late...

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DHSS Health Advisory for Legionella

Health Advisory December 21, 2018 FROM: RANDALL W. WILLIAMS, MD, FACOG DIRECTOR 

 The St. Louis Marriott West hotel in St. Louis County, Missouri is under investigation following two Legionnaire’s disease case reports of individuals that stayed at the hotel. Public information released on December 14th and 18th, 2018 directs individuals with symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease that have stayed at the hotel within 14 days of illness onset to seek medical care. This health alert provides general guidance for healthcare providers that may see patients who fit these criteria. Most people with Legionnaires' disease will have pneumonia since the Legionella bacteria grow and thrive in the lungs. Legionellosis is not spread from person to person. Legionella grow best in warm water sources, such as hot tubs or hot water tanks. The infection is primarily acquired through inhalation of mist or vapor containing the bacteria, or by aspiration of contaminated water into the lungs. Environmental risk factors associated with legionellosis outbreaks are travel, residence in a health care facility, and proximity to cooling towers, whirlpool spas, decorative fountains, and grocery produce misters. Though most individuals exposed to Legionella will not get sick, some persons have an elevated risk of acquiring legionellosis. Such individuals include those with the following risk factors: • Age of 50 years or older • Diabetes • Current or former smoker • Chronic lung disease • Weakened immune system, including recipients of a transplant or chemotherapy The most commonly used laboratory test for diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease is the urinary antigen test, which detects a molecule of the L. pneumophila serogroup 1 in urine. L. pneumophila serogroup 1 is the serogroup that most commonly causes disease. Along with the urinary antigen test, isolation of the bacteria via culture of respiratory secretions, lung tissue, pleural fluid, or a normally sterile site is highly recommended since culture is a preferred diagnostic modality. Sputum should ideally be obtained prior to antibiotic administration, but antibiotic treatment should not be delayed. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines recommend fluoroquinolone or azithromycin, as preferred, and doxycycline as an alternative treatment. Legionellosis is a reportable disease in Missouri. All known or suspected cases should be reported to the local public health agency, or to DHSS at 573/751-6113 or 800/392-0272 (24/7). Questions should be directed to DHSS’ Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at 573/751- 6113. To view the press releases regarding this current investigation, please see the following links: • December 14, 2018: https://health.mo.gov/information/news/2018/dhss_121418 • December 19, 2018: https://health.mo.gov/information/news/2018/dhss_121918

Free Educational Program for Parents About Teens and Drugs

HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW

An Initiative to Help Parents Spot Signs of Risky Behavior

Tuesday, January 22, 2019     

DuBourg Centre                                                                                                                                                

305 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO

Exhibit open 6:00-8:00 pm, Presentation at 6:30pm

Sponsored by the Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital and Ste. Genevieve Health Department. This event is for adults only.

Explore an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom containing over 70 items that could signal that a young person is involved in risky activities. Learn how to spot warning signs and get tips for talking with kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.

Remember: Talking with your kids early and often about the dangers of drug use is the most effective tool to prevent youth substance use. For tips on starting these conversations go to www.addictionisreal.org