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Compating the Opioid Crisis

09/14/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:17

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:16

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:16

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:24

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:61

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:67

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:53

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:49

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:63

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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Help with Addiction Treatment Referrals July 31st.…

07/26/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:105

Help with Addiction Treatment Referrals July 31st.

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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Repairing the Harmful Effects of Smoking

07/20/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:102

Repairing the Harmful Effects of Smoking

It is possible to reverse the effects of smoking and to improve health. Once a person begins smoking they do damage to their body and others who breathe in their...

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Benefits of Calcium

07/20/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:96

Benefits of Calcium

Calcium is an important mineral that not only helps to strengthen your teeth and bones, it also helps your nerves and muscles function properly. Calcium is not something that your...

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Blood Pressure Screenings! July 25th from 3pm-4pm

07/19/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:89

Blood Pressure Screenings! July 25th from 3pm-4pm

  The Ste Genevieve Health Department will be at the new Library in Bloomsdale on Wednesday, July 25th from 3pm to 4pm to provide blood pressure screenings. No appointment is necessary!...

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Congratulations to Paula Rose for her 2nd place wi…

07/19/2018 (Brittany Killian) Hits:89

Congratulations to Paula Rose for her 2nd place win!

Congratulations to Paula Rose, our Nutritionist at the Health Department, for her zucchini getting 2nd place at the County Fair!  We are all so proud of her and her gardening...

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Opioid Information Available Through Missouri Dept…

07/17/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:104

Combating the opioid crisis is a top priority for DHSS. The Missouri Opioid Dashboard was recently updated and contains data relevant to the opioid misuse epidemic in Missouri. Trends tell...

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Missouri reports cases of cyclosporiasis linked to…

07/17/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:105

  JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in collaboration with local public health agencies across Missouri is investigating cases of cyclosporiasis that appear to be...

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Free Gun Locks Available at Health Department

07/09/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:109

Free Gun Locks Available at Health Department

  Free Gun Locks are now available at the Health Department  through the Lock it for Love project. Come in anytime during regular business hours to get your gun lock. Keep Your...

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CERT Refresher Class to be Held in August

07/03/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:114

CERT Refresher Class to be Held in August

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be holding a CERT Refresher Course for any individual who has in the past completed the Basic CERT Training and wishes to take...

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BLS CPR Class for Healthcare Providers Offered Jul…

06/28/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:139

BLS CPR Class for Healthcare Providers Offered July 19, 2018

A Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR class will be offered on Thursday, July 19, 2017 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Health Department. Cost for the class...

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Effective Stillbirth Prevention Campaign launches …

06/20/2018 (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services ) Hits:143

Effective Stillbirth Prevention Campaign launches in Missouri

    Goal to save 119 Missouri babies every year, reducing the stillbirth rate by 26 percent JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is announcing...

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Be Sure To Drink Plenty of Water During This Heat …

06/19/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:144

Be Sure To Drink Plenty of Water During This Heat Warning!

Water should be a large part of any diet.  It is readily available with no preparation or leg work required.  It is an extremely important weight loss factor.  Besides being...

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Recognizing Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

06/19/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:151

Recognizing Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down....

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WIC Income Guidelines for 2018-2019

06/18/2018 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:174

WIC Guidelines for 2018-2019 WIC is a Nutritional Education, Health Promotion and Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  Good nutrition helps provide the best possible start in life and...

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Dental Van Coming To Ste Genevieve in July!

06/18/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:203

Dental Van Coming To Ste Genevieve in July!

The Ste. Genevieve Health Department is excited to welcome the COMTREA Tooth Titans Mobile Dental Team in July! On July 24, 25, and 27th (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) the Tooth Titans...

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FREE HIV and HEP C testing on June 28th

06/12/2018 (Mary Roth RN) Hits:159

FREE HIV and HEP C testing on June 28th

    The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is offering FREE screening for HIV and Hepatitis C (Recieve results in 15 minutes) Testing is Free, Fast and Confidential WHEN: June 28th from 8am-4pm WHERE: Ste....

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Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing May 24, 2018

05/10/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:216

Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing May 24, 2018

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is offering FREE screening for HIV and Hepatitis C (Recieve results in 15 minutes) Testing is Free, Fast and Confidential WHEN: May 24th from 3:45pm- 5pm WHERE:...

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Substance Abuse Help Available May 29, 2018

05/10/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:215

Substance Abuse Help Available May 29, 2018

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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Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

05/10/2018 (Guest Contributor Emily Basler, Dietetic Intern, Bradley University) Hits:812

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin Vitamin D is both a nutrient you eat and a hormone your body makes with the help of sunlight.  It is an important nutrient needed...

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Free Diabetes Self Management Class Offered in Jun…

05/03/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:291

Free Diabetes Self Management Class Offered in June 2018

Diabetes Self-Management Class Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, this free six-week program helps those affected by diabetes, including family members and caregivers, learn skills to more effectively manage symptoms. Topics...

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Friends & Family CPR Class May 17, 2018

05/03/2018 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:260

Friends & Family CPR Class May 17, 2018

A Friends and Family CPR class will be offered May 17th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Ste Genevieve County Health Department. This class is for anyone who...

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The Elks Mobile Dental Unit

05/01/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:256

The Elks Mobile Dental Unit

  The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will be located: DATES:  Monday, May 7, thru, Thursday, May 17, 2018 PLACE:  High Ridge Elks Lodge #2455                                2808 Old Hunning Rd                             High Ridge, MO 63049 DATES:...

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Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

05/01/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:267

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

    Breakfast is the meal most neglected and missed.  People accredit this to their hectic lifestyles, wanting to lose weight, or not feeling hungry in the morning.  However, what most...

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New Member Sworn in to Board of Directors

05/01/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:390

New Member Sworn in to Board of Directors

We welcome Dr. Matthew Bosner to our Board of Directors!

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Time to Do Safety Checks for The Outdoor Grill

05/01/2018 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:235

Time to Do Safety Checks for The Outdoor Grill

    At least once every year, check the Venturi tube for blockage by insects, spiders, or food drippings. Clear any blockage, either with a pipe cleaner or with a wire. Push any blockages through the...

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Preparing for Power Outages

05/01/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:252

Preparing for Power Outages

Create a plan for your family. Your family might not be together when a power outage occurs. That’s why it is important to have a plan in place. Talk about...

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Concerns for Smoking in the Car with Children

05/01/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:230

Concerns for Smoking in the Car with Children

Pound for pound, our children are more vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke. They breathe more rapidly and take in more secondhand smoke than adults. Also, a child’s developing...

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*Important Notice for Caregivers's Support Group*

04/26/2018 (Guest Author ) Hits:285

*Important Notice for Caregivers's Support Group*

  *Important Notice* For anyone who is serving as a caregiver for a spouse, a loved one or anyone suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the Ste. Genevieve Caregiver’s Support Group will...

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Garden Items Made From Recycled Plastic Caps Now F…

04/23/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:240

Garden Items Made From Recycled Plastic Caps Now For Sale

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Ste. Genevieve Rotary Club’s Caps-to-Benches program. We now have over 40 benches in and around Ste. Genevieve. In addition, we now have something new. Garden...

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CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

04/23/2018 (Brittany Killian) Hits:252

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads...

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Prescription Drug Take Back April 28, 2018

04/23/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:247

Prescription Drug Take Back April 28, 2018

Prescription Take Back Event Saturday, April 28, 9am-Noon Bloomsdale Medical Centre Bring unused, unwanted or outdated prescription medication for proper disposal Sponsored by Bloomsdale Pharmacy & Ste. Gen Community Services Forum

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