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Flu Season Update

02/21/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:15

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:77

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:42

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:45

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:52

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:57

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:46

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:72

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:85

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:76

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:81

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:83

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:113

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:95

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:116

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:89

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:115

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:157

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:160

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:169

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:194

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:210

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:216

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:206

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:213

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:169

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:186

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:207

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:218

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:202

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:215

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:230

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:241

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:236

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:242

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:280

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:300

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:298

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:267

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:277

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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