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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

12/01/2016 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:23

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:24

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:25

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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Precautionary Boil Order for Lake 7 Falls

12/01/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:25

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory- Lake Seven Falls (MO4256181) Ste. Genevieve Co. Date the advisory will be issued: December 10, 2016 Location: The entire Lake Seven Falls Subdivision. Reason:  The Lake Seven Falls subdivision on December 10,...

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Second Hand Smoke Really Does Hurt You

11/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:49

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:48

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:55

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:60

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:67

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:52

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:67

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:67

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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Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Class Offered to the P…

10/13/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:101

Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Class Offered to the Public

A Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on November 2nd, and 3rd 2016 from 5:30 pm to...

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Types of Tobacco Products

10/13/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:92

A great article discussing the different types of tobacco products and their effects can be found in the attachement below. There is no safe form of tobacco use. All forms contain...

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2016 Halloween Safety Tips

10/13/2016 (Taylor Bollinger, Student Nurse SEMO) Hits:95

2016 Halloween Safety Tips

It’s that time again for all the ghost and goblins to return to town. Pumpkins and cornstalks have made their way to the community and it’s hard to ignore the...

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Reminder! Drive Thru Flu Clinic is Tomorrow!

10/05/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:119

Reminder! Drive Thru Flu Clinic is Tomorrow!

Reminder we are having our Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 6, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. At the Ste. Genevieve Fire House, you never have to leave your car!!

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Good Earth Egg Recall

10/05/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:118

Good Earth Egg Recall

An outbreak of Salmonella infections in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas has been linked to Good Earth Egg Company shell eggs sold under various brand names. 8 people sick and 2...

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Flu Mist is Not Recommended This Flu Season

10/05/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:117

Flu Mist is Not Recommended This Flu Season

The flu season is fast approaching.  Your best protection against flu is receiving a flu vaccination every year.  Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. ...

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Infant Mortality and Smoking

09/26/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:125

Infant Mortality and Smoking

September is infant mortality awareness month.  The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality.  The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the...

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Kona Ice Fundraiser is a Success!

09/15/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:161

Kona Ice Fundraiser is a Success!

Thank you Mary for the successful Kona Ice fundraiser to support our School Flu vaccination program. Your continued support is most appreciated. We look forward to working with you again...

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CERT Class September 2016

09/15/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:162

CERT Class September 2016

Congratulations to our recent CERT graduates who completed the class this week. You all did a great job! Thank you to all our community partners who helped to teach this...

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2016 Flu Clinic Schedule

09/15/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:179

2016 Flu Clinic Schedule

FLU SHOT CLINICS SCHEDULED IN 2016: October 6, 2016 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Drive Thru Flu shot clinic will be at Ste. Genevieve Fire House. SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 (Thurs.) at Ste....

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Zika Update

09/15/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:156

Zika Update

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two cases of Zika virus found in one pregnant woman and one non-pregnant woman. Both had been to areas where Zika...

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Influenza!

09/08/2016 (Klaire Telle, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:163

Influenza!

Influenza, or better known as just the “flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause a person to become very sick. A healthy person with a healthy immune...

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The Power of Preparedness

09/08/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:147

The Power of Preparedness

Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For...

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September is Cholesterol Education Month

09/08/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:180

September is Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is...

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FDA Ruling on Antibacterial Washes

09/08/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:146

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will...

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September is Alzheimer Awareness Month

09/08/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:157

September is Alzheimer Awareness Month

World Alzheimer's Month 2016 focuses on learning to spot the signs of dementia and supporting loved ones who are living with dementia. Scientists still need to learn a lot more about...

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2016 Lunch and Learn Event

09/08/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN, WIC Coordinator) Hits:155

2016 Lunch and Learn Event

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Kathy Loughren, RN, MSN, NNP-BC, IBCLC for her wonderful program presentation at our professional lunch and...

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2017 WIC Contract Awarded

08/31/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN, WIC Coordinator) Hits:165

2017  WIC Contract Awarded

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 2016-2017 has been signed...

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Thank You Comtrea Dental

08/18/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:199

Thank You Comtrea Dental

Thank you Comtrea Dental for providing much needed services to our residents who are under served for dental care in our community. A special thank you to Sandy Lee Holifield, Sandy...

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2016 National Immunization Month

08/18/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:208

2016 National Immunization Month

It is National Immunization Awareness Month! Vaccines protect you and your family. We are ready to help keep everyone up to date on their immunizations

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September First Aid Class Scheduled

08/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:185

September First Aid Class Scheduled

The Health Department will be offering a First Aid class to the public on September 16, 2016 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. This course is for anyone with limited...

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September CPR Class Scheduled

08/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:194

September CPR Class Scheduled

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on September 14, 2016 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. This course...

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Anything Dangerous in Your Garage?

08/04/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:214

Anything Dangerous in Your Garage?

There *may* be room for a car among the bicycles, ladders, holiday decorations, hoses, tools and equipment, leftover home improvement supplies, birdseed, paint cans, toys, car maintenance and lawn care...

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Health Department WIC Staff Earn National Recognit…

08/04/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:243

Health Department WIC Staff Earn National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards eight Mountain Plains Region local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...

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Passports Applications Available at Health Departm…

08/02/2016 (Lee Jacobs, Passport Agent) Hits:235

Passports Applications Available at Health Department

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. United States citizens planning international travel may now apply for their passports...

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Join the Active Arthritis Exercise Class

08/02/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:213

Join the Active Arthritis Exercise Class

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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Taste Changes as We Age

08/02/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:218

Taste Changes as We Age

It is no secret that the way we eat and how active we are has a lot to do with our biological age. Smart food choices and active living today...

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How Cancer Relates to Smoking

08/02/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:786

How Cancer Relates to Smoking

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.  It kills more than 480,000 Americans each year.  It causes immediate damage which often leads to...

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