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Cervical Health Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts faster. When cancer starts in the cervix it is called cervical cancer. Read the Full Story
Birth Defects Prevention We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, we also know that women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and adopting healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
Glaucoma Awareness Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, recent findings now show that glaucoma can occur with normal eye pressure. Read the Full Story
Radon Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium (radioactive metals) break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Read the Full Story
Thyroid Awareness The thyroid gland (also called simply the tyroid) is located in from of the neck. It looks sort of like a butterfly with one wing on each side of the neck. The thyroid is important in many ways for keeping your body healthy. Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/thyroid/index.htm. Read the Full Story
Drug and Alcohol Facts Week National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-28, 2018. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! Learn more at https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week Read the Full Story

Nodaway County Health Center

Dietary Guidelines

See the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance

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What Is Public Health?

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Public health in Nodaway County

Have you or a family member eaten in a restaurant, taken your child to a licensed day care, or received an immunization or flu shot?  Then you have benefited from public health.

County Health Departments were created by Missouri statute back in the 1930s and their primary functions were caring for the indigent, tracking and controlling disease outbreaks, and conducting environmental inspections to assure food and water safety.  Most health departments consisted of a nurse working for the county commission.

We still perform the CORE functions today.  For example, we continuously monitor the county for communicable disease and must investigate confirmed cases to help contain a possible outbreak.

Read more: What Is Public Health?

 

Volunteers

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Would you like to lend a hand?

Volunteer for one day, one hour, one week - any amount of time.

Every minute you give is priceless to the person you help.

Please call 660-562-2755

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Learn more here.

Got Mold?

Don't panic

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance provided moisture is present. Learn how you can prevent it's spread and avoid allergic reactions.

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Healthy Weight

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Find out if you are at at healthy weight; BMI and waist circumference.

Learn more here.

Cold Weather Precautions and Warming Centers

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Winter weather can be hazardous. Be prepared. Use checklists for heating, water, car and emergency, food and safety, cooking and lighting, and communications.

Learn more at Health.Mo.gov.

You can find the location of warming centers in the state here.

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For flu questions and answers click here.

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Check out healthy eating style, physical activity, online tools here.

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Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds - best way to prevent sickness!

Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions.

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For the United States Flu Activity Map click here.

Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)

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