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2017 Summer Safety Week

06/16/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:32

Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week calls attention to dangers of excessive heat JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and the National...

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Baby & Me: Tobacco Free Program

06/13/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:37

Baby & Me: Tobacco Free Program

Baby and Me: Tobacco Free is an incentive-based program designed to help hundreds of pregnant women quit smoking during their pregnancy and stay quit after the baby is born.  Ste....

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It is Tick Time!

06/13/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:31

It is Tick Time!

Summertime is here, and along with it is the threat of tick-borne disease.  Ticks can transmit serious, and sometimes fatal illness.  Many of these illnesses can be effectively prevented or...

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Kindergarten Vaccinations are Available!

06/13/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:31

Kindergarten Vaccinations are Available!

Parents of in-coming Kindergarteners: Bring your child in this week for kindergarten immunizations and receive a free bag and book!  Before entry into school each kindergartener is required by state...

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Accepting Resumes for Open Position

06/07/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:83

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is seeking applicants for an open position for Clerical Administrative Assistant. This is a multifaceted position that encompasses a variety of responsibilities to serve...

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2017 WIC Income Guidelines

06/02/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, WIC Coordinator) Hits:63

2017 WIC Income Guidelines

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 is a necessary...

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Teen CERT Class Coming July 2017

05/17/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:143

Teen CERT Class Coming July 2017

The SGC Health Department will be offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for teens this summer. Registration is now open for a class that is forming to run...

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Free Tetanus Vaccine for Recent Flood Victims and …

05/17/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:78

Free Tetanus Vaccine for Recent Flood Victims and Clean up Crews

The Health Department has free Tetanus vaccine for anyone exposed to flood waters during the time of the flood or during this time of clean up and recovery. No appointment...

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Family & Friends CPR Class in May

05/05/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:107

Family & Friends CPR Class in May

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver “Family and Friends” CPR classes on Thursday, May 25, 2017; 1 pm to 4 p.m. This class is...

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Portion Control Tips

05/05/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:107

Portion Control Tips

     You can enjoy your meals while making small adjustments to the amounts of food on your plate.  Healthy meals start with more fruits, vegetables, grains, lean protein foods,...

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Health Department Closed Monday, May 8, 2017

05/05/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:103

Health Department Closed Monday, May 8, 2017

The Health Department will be closed Monday, May 8, 2017 in honor of Harry Truman's Birthday. 

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Cleaning After a Flood

05/05/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:119

Cleaning After a Flood

First steps Follow instructions of emergency personnel as to when it is safe to return. Contact your insurance agent.  Give your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached. ...

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Food Safety After a Flood

05/05/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:100

Food Safety After a Flood

During power outages Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about 4 hours if it...

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Safe Drinking Water After a Flood

05/05/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:109

Safe Drinking Water After a Flood

How does water become contaminated in a flood? After a flood, assume that all water sources are contaminated until proven safe. Contaminated water can cause people to become sick.   How will I know...

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2017 Breastfeeding Baby Shower

05/05/2017 (Brittany Killian, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) Hits:108

2017 Breastfeeding Baby Shower

We would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to our Breastfeeding Baby Shower on Monday. We had a great turn out. Thank you to all the...

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Take Caution When Returning to Flood Damaged Homes

05/03/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:98

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2017     The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services urges Missourians to take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses during clean-up efforts. The dangers...

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World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2017

05/16/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:85

World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2017

The theme for World No Tobacco Day, is "Tobacco – a threat to development." This year it will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health...

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Second and Third Hand Smoke

05/02/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:120

Second and Third Hand Smoke

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that are cancer causing.  Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems related...

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Flood Safety 2017

05/02/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:99

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2017   Flood water continues to pose serious risks, potential drowning, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services warns Parents should keep children out of harm’s way; precautions should...

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Drug Take Back Event

04/26/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:124

Drug Take Back Event

The Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum along with the Bloomsdale Pharmacy is holding a prescription drug take back event this Saturday, April 29th to coincide with the National Prescription Drug...

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RIP Holly

04/19/2017 () Hits:141

RIP Holly

Thank you for all your time and devotion you gave to Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. RIP Holly, you and your family are in our thought and prayers.

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SGHS CERT Class 2017

03/28/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:178

SGHS CERT Class 2017

Ste Genevieve High School students completed the Citizen's Emergency Response Training (CERT) to prepare them for any emergency. Thank you to all our community partners who help us to teach...

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Happy Nutrition Month to Our Nutritionist Paula Ro…

03/28/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:160

Happy Nutrition Month to Our Nutritionist Paula Rose

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward!" Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active. A...

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Heartsaver CPR Class Offered to Public in April

03/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:181

Heartsaver CPR Class Offered to Public in April

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on April 5, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This course...

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First Aid Class Offered to Public in April

03/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:177

First Aid Class Offered to Public in April

 The Health Department will be offering a First Aid class to the public on April 6 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This course is for anyone with limited or...

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2017 Missouri Fish Consumption Advisory

03/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:197

2017 Missouri Fish Consumption Advisory

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recently released the 2017 Fish Consumption Advisory, an annual report that provides a variety of useful information to people who consume...

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Poison Prevention Tips

03/22/2017 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:155

Poison Prevention Tips

Making your home safe is critical to avoiding poisoning because more than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home.1 Here you will find basic tips for preventing poisonings. Seasonal...

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Dangers of Smoking with Kids in the Car

03/21/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:188

Dangers of Smoking with Kids in the Car

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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Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health

03/08/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:197

Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health

“Eat a rainbow of colors often,” Core Performance founder Mark Verstegen is fond of saying—and with good reason. Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to...

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Tuberculosis

03/08/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:230

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be an active disease. It is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, but is also still prevalent in the United States.   It is...

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Mosquitoes Beware!

03/01/2017 (Ashley Ochs, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:204

Mosquitoes Beware!

As spring approaches and comes in full-force we have to be vigilant of insects that carry diseases and can cause health issues.  One of the most common insects in Missouri...

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Flu Season Update

02/21/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:257

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:282

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:234

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:249

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:244

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:265

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:242

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:296

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:262

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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