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Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month What is Alzheimer's? It is the most common form of dementia - a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment. It involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Learn more here.   Read the Full Story
Cataract Awareness Month Cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. Cataracts can occur at any age. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
Men's Health Month The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Learn more at MensHealthMonth.org or CDC.gov. Read the Full Story
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month Myasthenia Gravis (pronounced My-as-theen-ee-a-Grav-us) comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness." The most common form of MG is chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
National Aphasia Awareness Month Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain. Learn more here. Read the Full Story
More 2017 National Health Observances Click here for a list of other National Health Observances. 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

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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Learn how to stay healthy and safe while swimming

Drowning prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/SafeChild/Drowning/index.html

For steps of healthy swimming click here.

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

Tick Prevention

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Make tick prevention part of your outdoor plans. Learn more here.

Healthy Weight

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

Learn more here.

Travel Smart

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Travel smart - get Vaccinated!

Learn more here.

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

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