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Free Adult Measles Vaccine

03/21/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:11

Free Adult Measles Vaccine

You may be hearing a lot about measles lately. And all of this news on TV, social media, Internet, newspapers and magazines may leave you wondering what you as a...

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Is Having Great Teeth Just a Matter of Luck??

03/19/2019 (Sandy Holifield, RDH, EFDA) Hits:9

Is Having Great Teeth Just a Matter of Luck??

In celebration of the luck o’ the Irish, who have a stereotype of not brushing their teeth, we wanted to discuss where your oral health REALLY comes from! https://www.irishcentral.com/news/pan-european-survey-helps-to-confirm-unfortunate-irish-teeth-stereotype-170012526-237528801 According to the...

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Free CERT Class Offered in April

03/19/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:12

Free CERT Class Offered in April

CERT is a Community Emergency Response Team group of organized and trained volunteer disaster workers that operates at the neighborhood level.   They are prepared to be self-sustaining for five days following a large...

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National Nutrition Month 2019

03/06/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:49

National Nutrition Month 2019

March is National Nutrition Month. We would like to recognize our Nutritionist, Paula Rose for all the work she does in the community teaching healthy lifestyle standards.

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Safety Tips During a Tornado Threat

03/05/2019 (Ste Genevive County Health Department) Hits:42

Safety Tips During a Tornado Threat

Pick a safe place in your home where family members could gather during a tornado. The safest place to be is underground, or as low to the ground as possible,...

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The Dangers of Smoking in Pregnancy

03/04/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:48

The Dangers of Smoking in Pregnancy

Pregnancy complications: Smoking is known to increase the chance of an ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which the fetus develops outside the uterus. The fertilized egg attaches to other organs...

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Taste of Nutrition Program

03/04/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:55

Taste of Nutrition Program

March is National Nutrition Month. March into the Health Department when our Nutritionist, Paula Rose, will host a special event highlighting a sampling of nutritious snack foods while answering any...

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Aging With Taste in 2019

03/04/2019 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:58

Aging With Taste in 2019

     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...

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Free Friends and Family CPR Class 3-19-2019

03/01/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:95

Free Friends and Family CPR Class 3-19-2019

Family and Friends CPR CLASS Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver “Family and Friends” CPR classes on Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 1 pm to 4...

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Closed Today Due to Weather and Road Conditions

02/28/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:55

Closed Today Due to Weather and Road Conditions

After reviewing the road conditions, and accident reports, we are going to remain closed today.

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Weather SpotterTraining Class Cancelled

02/18/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:76

The Weather Spotter Training class scheduled for tomorrow evening has been cancelled by the National Weather Service due to the adverse weather conditions expected to arrive in the area late tomorrow...

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Closed in Observance of President's Day February 1…

02/15/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:64

Closed in Observance of President's Day February 18, 2019

The Health Department will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidnt's Day. We will open Tuesday at 8:00 for normal business hours.

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How to Protect Yourself from HPV

02/15/2019 (Makenzie Hunt, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:69

How to Protect Yourself from HPV

How to Protect Yourself from HPV By: Makenzie Hunt, nursing student What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection for teens and young adults. Approximately 80% of people...

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4th Annual Caregiver's Conference

02/14/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:102

 4th Annual Caregiver's Conference

FREE CONFERENCE FOR CAREGIVERS TO BE OFFERED IN STE. GENEVIEVE MARCH 16, 2019    The fourth annual Ste. Genevieve Caregivers Conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to...

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Breastfeeding Friendly Wic Clinic Award 2019

02/14/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:93

Breastfeeding Friendly Wic Clinic Award 2019

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department WIC staff were presented the “Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic” Award.  Our WIC staff provides optimal breastfeeding support and education to all participants. Great job ladies...

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Earthquake Awareness Month 2019

02/14/2019 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:111

Earthquake Awareness Month 2019

Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month calls attention to risks of New Madrid Seismic Zone   Missourians are encouraged to prepare and learn how to respond in case of a large-scale earthquake Southeast Missouri –...

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The Addiction Crisis No One Is Talking About

02/14/2019 (Stephanie Fairyington, Thrive Global) Hits:85

The Addiction Crisis No One Is Talking About

Stress levels continue to soar in our society — a 2017 Gallup poll found that 8 in 10 Americans consider themselves stressed, and 40 percent of U.S. citizens said they were more anxious...

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Rotary Food Drive 2019

02/14/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:73

Rotary Food Drive 2019

Residents have the opportunity to help stock the shelves of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on February 15 and 16 at two Ste. Genevieve locations, Country Mart and...

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Smoking & Conception

02/14/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:73

Smoking & Conception

  Smoking sometimes hurts people hoping to become parents. It reduces a women’s chance of getting pregnant. Chemicals in smoke interfere with the functioning of the tubes that eggs travel through...

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Dangers of Hypertension

02/06/2019 (Tory Meiser, Nursing Student, SEMO) Hits:103

Dangers of Hypertension

About 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension. This is a serious health condition as it increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. This is why...

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Delayed Opening Today January 31, 2019

01/31/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:118

Delayed Opening Today January 31, 2019

Due to road and parking lot conditions, the health department will delay opening today until 9:00 am to allow road crews time to safely work on clearing the roads. We...

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Winter Car Safety Checklist

01/22/2019 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:119

Winter Car Safety Checklist

Road emergencies can happen to anyone during winter weather. Keeping a winter car kit on-hand can help you get back on the road safely and avoid being stranded. https://on.mo.gov/2CvJgd5

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Dangers of Vaping Program Presented to Valle Stude…

01/22/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:133

Dangers of Vaping Program Presented to Valle Students

Valle Catholic Middle and High School students attended a presentation on vaping on Wednesday, January 16. Heather Craig spoke to the students on the dangers of... vaping and nicotine. Heather...

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Heart Saver CPR and First Aid Class Februrary 4th …

01/22/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:110

Heart Saver CPR and First Aid Class Februrary 4th and 5th 2019

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 4th from 5:30 pm to...

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Johnsonville Recall January 2019

01/22/2019 (Bob Kluendar) Hits:145

Johnsonville, LLC Recalls Raw Ground Frozen Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Flavored Pork Patty Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2019 – Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls,...

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Teen Vaping

01/14/2019 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:129

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:118

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:113

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:130

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:119

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:242

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:233

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:196

    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:176

  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:179

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:233

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:200

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:186

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:163

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:211

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 Adult Measles Vaccine

measlesYou may be hearing a lot about measles lately. And all of this news on TV, social media, Internet, newspapers and magazines may leave you wondering what you as a parent really need to know about this disease. CDC has put together a list of the most important facts about measles.

  1. Measles can be serious.
         Some people think of measles as just a little rash and fever that clears      up in a few days, but measles can cause serious health complications, especially in children      younger than 5 years of age. There is no way to tell in advance the      severity of the symptoms your child will experience.
    • About 1 in 4 people in the U.S. who get measles will       be hospitalized
    • 1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop       brain swelling, which could lead to brain damage
    • 1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even       with the best care

Some of the more common measles symptoms include:

    • Fever
    • Rash
    • Runny nose
    • Red eyes
  1. Measles is very contagious.
         Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.      It is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around      him or her will also become infected if they are not protected. Your child      can get measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has      been, even up to two hours after that person has left. An infected person      can spread measles to others even before knowing he/she has the      disease—from four days before developing the measles rash through four      days afterward.
  1. The best protection against measles is      measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. MMR vaccine provides long-lasting      protection against all strains of measles.
  1. Vaccinated      adults can protect children who are too young to be fully vaccinated. For      a limited time, the Ste Genevieve County Health Department is offering      free measles vaccines for adults. Come in to the health department during      regular business hour to receive your vaccination